You can't take the rock star out of the man, so after 20 + years of movies and television, Michael Des Barres has heeded the call to get back to his rock & roll roots. The man known famously as Murdoc, the villain who wouldn't die on the MacGyver TV show, was never too far from music during his other day job, but recently felt the limelight beckoning him to centre stage.
Des Barres, of course, is the former lead singer of the bands Silverhead, Detective, Chequered Past, and The Power Station as well as ringleader of his own band for several solo records. He has just issued a great new CD called Carnaby Street which has a stamp of unbridled "fun" all over it, The Marquis is in fine voice and has served up ten tracks that will undeniably charge up concert halls in the near future when translated live.
It was a great pleasure to speak to Michael last week as we connected for one of the most enjoyable interviews I've had the pleasure of doing. Eloquent, charming and extremely funny, Michael talked about his new record along with other bits of the past that proved fascinating.
antiMusic: I just have to say it's an honor and pleasure to speak with you. I've followed your career since Detective and became a major fan with Chequered Past and later went back and connected with Silverhead who I didn't get into initially. Thank you for taking the time today.
Michael: The pleasure is mine, Morley. The pleasure is mine.
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