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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Des Barres on the Rolling Stones tribute show!


"Last night was fabulous because I didn’t have to concern myself with my show, my audience; I could just go up and sing these songs that I grew up on and that have influenced me and with a crack band – it was Dwight Yokam’s band and I did Brown Sugar, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and it was just heavenly.  It’s almost like playing a great role as an actor, playing Richard II, playing Macbeth or playing Hamlet, you know.  

It felt as classic as that.  I mean, if Shakespeare can be seen 500 years after he wrote them, why not Jagger/Richards?  And just singing those songs is like being cast in a great role in a movie, and last night was a great movie, and all my fans turned out.  They said 24 hours before I was going to do it, and there they were." 

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