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  1. Desert Island Discs: “New Miserable Experience” by Gin Blossoms (1992) | Name-Brand Ketchup.
    May 17, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

    […] “Hopkins, who suffered from mental illness and alcoholism, was staunchly against the band signing with a major label, and this led to his downward spiral in the studio and eventual firing. Hopkins became increasingly despondent as the band rose to fame performing the songs he had written. Shortly after receiving a gold record for the song “Hey Jealousy”, he tore it off the wall and destroyed it. Ten days later, Hopkins committed suicide. As lead singer Robin Wilson later acknowledged: ‘Without Doug and his songwriting, we never could have signed a record deal.’  Quite ironic.” – Classic Rock Review […]


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