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The Load Out Music Podcast

From Rock Hall-of-Famers to Grammy winners and emerging artists on the cusp of greatness The Load Out Music Podcast is hosted by singer/songwriter Aaron Perlut and features intimate, long-form conversations with music artists.

Dec 7, 2022

We wrap up what has been a stellar Season 3 with the founding drummer of one of the world's most renowned bands: Ryan Dusick of Maroon 5. 

In the 1990s, when Dusick and his buddies including some guy named Adam Levine, dreamt of making it big in music---they never imagined Maroon 5 would emerge as one of the biggest bands on the planet. But it happened, and along with that fame came expectations, an unimaginable grind, pain, anxiety and the sex, drugs and rock'n'roll that envelopes nearly any music story.

Dusick ran into problems with anxiety, alcoholism and more and ultimately left the band. Today, the lives an altogether different life as a marriage and family therapist---far from the glamorous lifestyle of playing percussion for a band that tours across the world to millions upon millions of fans.

During our conversation, Dusick candidly outlines his long and winding journey and talks about his new memoir “Harder to Breathe," with a foward written by Levine. 

So sit back and enjoy the final episode of Season 3 of The Load Out Music Podcast with Maroon 5 founding drummer Ryan Dusick.