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Monday, 30 July 2012

LINK: Possibly the most impressive Michael Des Barres story yet (and that's saying something)

The Michael Des Barres Interview

By Al Carlos Hernandez on July 30, 2012

HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —

Lord Michael Philip Des Barres (AKA Marquis Des Barres) is a British actor and rock singer. He is known for playing the recurring role of Murdoc on the television show MacGyver and for replacing the lateRobert Palmer in the band Power Station, fronting the band at the 1985 Live Aid concert. Des Barre is a supporter of President Barack Obama. Michael said, “Our country, the US, is built on big and interesting ideas.” Therefore the Michael Des Barres Band has recently donated $1,000,000 to Barack Obama to record, promote and support a CD of Sam Cooke cover songs with lyrics rewritten by President Obama to reflect his vision for our country. For more information on this: http://www.mdbimmedia.com/

There is a Hollywood axiom: It’s not who you know that counts. It’s who knows you that counts. If this is true then Michael Des Barres is a rock star among actors. His close friends include Led Zepplins’ Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, as well as former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Michael was invited by Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor to succeed Freddie Mercury as the lead singer of Queen. Des Barres turned them down because he wasn’t sure he’d be right for the task.

Des Barres is perhaps best known as the touring singer for The Power Station, a 1980’s super group with players from Duran Duran and Chic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kupMnltNcf8 Michael has also played with the 1970’s band Detective (featuring ex-Yes keyboardist Tony Kaye) and British rockers Silverhead.

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