Peter Frampton said a former manager made sure he was always high on drugs in order to hide the fact he was ripping off the guitarist.
By the time he discovered the truth, Frampton said he was left with “less than nothing” and struggled to rebuild his career in the ’80s.
In a new interview with The Guardian, Frampton said manager Dee Anthony, who died in 2009, told people never to discuss financial matters with him. “I was kept away from those things,” he explained. “I was kept high. If I needed weed, he made sure I had weed. If I needed cocaine, he made sure I had cocaine. He didn’t want me thinking about what was going on. ... I had less than nothing. I owed hundreds of thousands of dollars. … It was criminal. I could have put him in jail.”