Music: Hypnotic Rock

Hypnotist Damon Reinbold raised the bluish ball of glass into the light. "You are drifting down," he intoned. "Farther and farther into a deep, sound and relaxing hypnotic sleep." Lower and lower drooped the heads of the two rock musicians, David Teegarden, 27, and Skip ("Van Winkle") Knape, 28. When their chins touched their chests, Damon, as he is known professionally, nodded to the engineers. The recording session was about to begin.

To combat the chilling impersonality of the recording studio, rock stars have been known to indulge in alcohol, pot or worse. But...

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