Gogol Bordello: Rethinking Inspiration One Artist at a Time

“I know that a lot of people are convinced that I am a heroin junkie and other people [in the band] have major doping, but, why does it need to be so? I’ve actually never done any drugs in my life and its all adrenaline, music, and a bit of alcohol…that’s really all it is.” 
I’m convinced drug-free inspiration enables a confidence in creative uniqueness which non-artists have trouble understanding: “It’s not drugs, it’s me.”