Leif Garrett on Comeback Trail
Former teen heartthrob Leif Garrett is on the comeback trail – Former teen heartthrob Leif Garrett is on the comeback trail ó slowly and gratefully.
Garrett, 40, has begun singing and touring with F8, a hard rock quartet that also features Chuck Billings, Joe Gaines and Darrel D’Arnold. A debut CD is in the works.
A pinup in the ’70s, Garrett is starting small with his newest career after his drug addiction troubles, and that suits him fine.
“I’ve toured arenas first and now I’m doing clubs. I’ve always done things backward in my life,” he told The Star-Ledger of Newark in Friday’s editions.
“I feel like I’ve got all this knowledge and experience under my belt from the past but at the same time, it’s like starting up and I’m brand new to it,” Garrett said. “I’m really digging it.”
Billings, who had his own brief taste of fame in the ’70s, also can appreciate getting a second chance at a music career.
“Today, Leif and I look at the past and we don’t like what we went through, but we’re thankful for it because it helps for what we’re doing now.”