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Ep. 9 Jim Adkins – PAIN

Jim Adkins – musician, songwriter, and leader guitarist for Jimmy Eat World who are celebrating three decades and 10 albums. The Mesa, AZ, band’s commercial breakthrough came with the release of several singles from their album Bleed American, with “The Middle” hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Airplay chart and peaking at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, where it spent 33 weeks total and became RIAA-certified Platinum. Futures, their follow-up to BA, featured “Pain,” which also hit No. 1 on the Billboard Alternative Airplay chart. In October 2019, the band released their tenth album, the critically acclaimed Surviving. Jim shares his personal story of addiction and recovery and how he overcame the pain.

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