70s idol Leif Garrett sings at bar in Los Angeles


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.”

β€œHe 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.

Leif Garrett in 2016
Garrett, pictured here in 2016, released a memoir in 2019 and is believed to be sober now.
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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.

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