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‘Celebrity Rehab’ Counselor Bob Forrest Gets The Rockumentary Treatment

Lyndsey Parker
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Bob Forrest is best known in the mainstream today for his appearances on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," but before he got clean, the addiction counselor was a fixture in Los Angeles's late '80s/early '90s rock scene with his underrated band, Thelonious Monster, who were contemporaries of other L.A. legends like Jane's Addiction, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N' Roses, and Courtney Love. If Bob had been able to get his act together back then, Thelonious Monster may have become as successful as GNR or RHCP, but instead those years for Bob were marked by extreme heroin addiction and multiple rehab visits of his own. The fact that he not only survived, but later thrived, is nothing short of a rock 'n' roll miracle.

Bob's miraculous journey from death's door to the door of Dr. Drew's Pasadena Recovery Center is fascinatingly detailed in the new Keirda Bahruth-directed documentary Bob And The Monster, which premiered at South By Southwest this past March and makes its Los Angeles premiere at the "Don't Knock The Rock" film festival this week. As Bob puts it, "It's worth sticking around just to see what happens."  

Bob Forrest is an inspiration to all his charges on "Celebrity Rehab," and to anyone battling substance abuse in general. Those looking for more inspiration, or just wanting to know more about his harrowing story, should check out the trailer for Bob And The Monster below.

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