If you like rock, reggae, hip-hop, or all three, chances are you’ll like Dirty Heads. And you won’t be alone. The Huntington Beach, California-based alternative band has carved out a growing niche with hits like “Lay Me Down,” “My Sweet Summer,” and “That’s All I Need,” and their new album, Super Moon, debuted in summer 2019 to strong reviews.
Front man Jared “Dirty J” Watson and guitarist Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell sat down with Onnit Editor-in-Chief Sean Hyson to discuss how to make it in the music business (exact number of years included), how they survived rockstar indulgence and excess, and how they make a newfound commitment to health and fitness work with life on the road.
The rules of the tour bus (1:35)
The time it takes to become successful in music (4:50)
Life on the road (7:00)
How the band knew it was time to clean up (9:00)
The songwriting process (13:05)
Do drugs help creativity? (16:00)
How Jared overcame substance problems (17:40)
The band’s daily routine now (22:15)
Why the band is having more fun than ever (25:22)
How can a band make money today? (29:30)
The Dirty Heads empire (31:20)
Advice for up and coming bands (32:00)
What makes a great live show (33:45)
What they learned from playing with Slash, 311, and other legends (35:05)
The new album, Super Moon (35:55)
Follow Dirty Heads on Instagram, @dirtyheads.