Mikel Jollett’s path from cult to music industry

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Mikel Jollett, lead singer of the LA indie band The Airborne Toxic Event, spent his childhood in the cult Synanon. He documents his young life and path to the music industry in a new memoir and album titled “Hollywood Park.” Photo credit: Dove Shore.

Growing up in LA, musician Mikel Jollett did not have it easy. He escaped from a cult at a young age, and he struggled to maintain a relationship with his father. He still got into Stanford and eventually became the frontman of the indie band called The Airborne Toxic Event. Jollett’s story is the focus of a new memoir and album, both titled "Hollywood Park."