Christy Dignam interviewed: ‘I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for my wife’

The Aslan frontman’s new album, The Man Who Stayed Alive, looks back at a rock ’n’ roll life less ordinary

3rd October, 2021
Christy Dignam interviewed: ‘I wouldn’t be alive if it wasn’t for my wife’
Christy Dignam is infuriated and confused by the lack of airplay for what he regards as eminently radio-friendly songs: ‘Part of me thinks it’s an age thing, like when BBC Radio stopped playing Cliff Richard records! Am I in that category now?’ Picture: Bryan Meade

Christy Dignam is a man with stories to tell, except anyone who knows the singer’s background will be aware that some of the stories aren’t for the faint of heart. The lead singer of Aslan has been through a punchy cocktail of hard drugs and near-death experiences.

Some of these life choices have been touched upon in various Aslan songs, but in Dignam’s debut solo album, The Man Who Stayed Alive,...

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