Blur drummer and budding British politician Dave Rowntree—who lost a city council election earlier this year—has decided to model his campaign after Barack Obama and has confessed some of his former not-so-healthy habits. Rowntree admitted to being addicted to cocaine in the ’90s, when his Brit pop band topped the U.K. charts with songs like “Song 2” and “Girls and Boys.” Ingenuously, Rowntree is using his past as one of his political platforms, trying to get the British government to do more to tackle the drug problem. He tells London’s Guardian, “Taking drugs is like playing Russian roulette.” —Jaan Uhelszki