Cher and Kelly Clarkson swapped stories about getting into the country singer’s foggy car, which, to Clarkson’s surprise, wasn’t the inspiration behind Cher’s decade-themed perfume launch in the seventies.
From stories that have been shared over the years by artists who have spent time on Willie Nelson’s tour bus, the vehicle has earned quite a reputation for its nights of weed-fueled antics. In new clips from Cher’s visit The Kelly Clarkson ShowThe pair swapped stories about the country singer getting on a hazy bus, which, to Clarkson’s surprise, was not the scent that inspired the Seventies release of Cher’s decades-themed perfume.
“I was shocked that the ’70s didn’t smell like marijuana,” Clarkson told Sherri. “I’m like, oh, this one is obviously going to smell like a Willie Nelson bus.”
The mention of Nelson’s bus must have thrown Sherry off the couch as she remembered. The singer laughed, describing it as a “terrible old bus”, adding: “But he was great. And just… drugs everywhere.”
When Clarkson visited the story bus, she joked that she left with a high contact. “It was on the table, it was so amazing,” she described. “It’s like walking into a store, like an old-school Airstream in Los Angeles, and that’s where they sell it. It was everything you wanted it to be when you walked in, but then when you walked out, you were definitely hungry.”
For Nelson, who kept a Hopalong Cassidy lunch box on his tour bus filled with weed that fans gave him or threw on stage, marijuana was an unexpected saving grace. In 2019, the musician told Rolling Stone that without it he would not be alive. “It really saved my life,” she said. “I wouldn’t live to be 85 years old if I continued to drink and smoke like I was in my 30s, 40s. I think the weed kept me from wanting to kill people. And probably kept a lot of people from wanting to kill me, running around drunk.”