Dion DiMucci says battle with drugs, alcohol inspired new Christmas hits: ‘I was a heroin addict for 15 jare’

Dion DiMucci says battle with drugs, alcohol inspired new Christmas hits: 'I was a heroin addict for 15 jare '

Legendary rock ‘nroll Hall of Famer Dion DiMucci has returned with new music just in time for the holidays with two original tracks to commemorate thecoming of gracethat changed his life over a half-century ago.

The new songs, “Hello Christmas,” en “You Know It’s Christmaswere released last month and features six-time Grammy-winner Amy Grant and blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa.

DiMucci, 80, said the inspiration for the songsoriginated from down in my soul.

Christmas to me, is the coming of grace that changed my life,” hy het vertel Fox Nasie host Raymond Arroyo in his holiday special An American Christmas Together.

In a candid interview released for the holidays, the rock ‘nroll pioneer detailed his 15 year battle with substance abuse and shared his unique connection to the holiday.

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I was a heroin addict for 15 years when I was a kid up until I was 28,” hy het gesê, “so, 52 jare terug, I said a prayer, and I was changed and for 52 years I haven’t had a drink or a drug. I was really abusive with that stuff,” DiMucci recalled, ” So, I welcome Christmas.

Born in the Bronxone of the five boroughs that make up New York CityDiMucci soared to national stardom with the vocal group Dion and The Belmonts in the late 1950s. The quartet, with DiMucci on lead vocals, produced chartbusting songs includingI Wonder Why” en “A Teenager in Love.

DiMucci eventually went on to experience his greatest success as a solo artist, scoring legendary hits likeRunaround Sue” en “The Wanderer,” which eventually earned his induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

For DiMucci’s full interview and more exclusive conservations with Grammy legend Jose Feliciano, and Country music star Kellie Pickler, sluit aan by Fox Nation en kyk “An American Christmas Togetheravailable today.

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