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Painted Brain | Billy Bang Douglas
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Billy Bang Douglas


Billy Bang Douglas is a singer and freelance writer from New York City, where he was a member of the editorial research staff of Newsweek magazine for five years. After spending two years performing and recording in London, he relocated to LA in 1990, and as a singer/songwriter, he toured the US, Canada, UK, and Japan. A recovering heroin addict, he’s been clean and sober for seven years and is currently an experiential counselor at Evolve Treatment in Bel Air, as well as editor-in-chief of Painted Brain’s online newspaper,Painted Brain News. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Naomi, the artist known as Bugk23609.