Just last week, the band Rusty created once he got out of prison, Attika 7, released its debut album, "Blood of My Enemies." The loft at Illusion Motorsports is the band's headquarters, where they practice, hang out and even play occasional shows for fans.
You may have already heard some of the band's music featured in the popular TV show "Sons of Anarchy."
Now, they're heading out on tour, in yet another improbable chapter in the life of Rusty Coones.
"I'm making the most of this second chance I have," he said. "Freedom, with honor, is worth more than anything, and I'm now running my life as honorably as I can.
"Hard work is what I live by now. Here in my shop, in my marriage and in my music. And any friends or family with drug issues, I try to help them. But I've learned that the key is, people have to want help before you can really get anything done."