70s idol Leif Garrett made a rare appearance on stage this weekend.
We’re told the 60-year-old singer and actor – who rose to fame as a Tiger Beat idol in the 70s before he was plagued by drug problems – was spotted at the bar at the new Ziggy-inspired hotel rock in West Hollywood for the launch of his new live music series, Sundays On the Strip.
A spy tells us that Garrett has been asked to take the stage and perform the Rolling Stones song “Honky Tonk Women.”
“He rocked long tresses of gray hair and hippie-style clothes, along Willie Nelson vibes, complete with a wide-brimmed felt hat adorned with a feather,” a spy says.
The evening also featured a performance by a band consisting of Alex Carapetis (who toured with Nine Inch Nails), Nick Mayberry, band member Scott Weiland, and band members Perry Farrell and Jason Mraz – who performed does covers including David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”, Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” and Nirvana tunes.
The Ziggy Hotel opened late last month with a party featuring “naked neon-painted Ziggy Stardust models”, as well as performances by Haley Reinhart and saxophonist Scott Page, who worked with Pink Floyd and Supertramp.
Garrett released a memoir titled “Idol Truth” in 2019, in which the former teen idol admitted he had help singing on his albums and had lip-synched at concerts. He struggled with addiction issues for a long time: in 1979 he had an accident while drunk and on Quaaludes, which left a good friend a paraplegic. He is said to have been arrested over the years for possession of narcotics and is now said to be sober.
New York Post