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Barry Manilow talks LeBron James, modern pop stars, 'self-pity' and more



Barry Manilow, who plays the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday, doesn't bother with pop radio much these days: There's no melody, no warmth, no love — all his specialties. "I won't go into that other world," he laments in a phone interview. "I just can't."

Oh, he likes "Adele, Katy Perry, Gaga." But the rest? "So angry."

It becomes pretty clear pretty fast that Manilow — who had five albums on the charts simultaneously in 1978 — has no use for modern pop because he believes that modern pop has no use for him.

But the Fanilows — all those diehards who never abandoned him for hair metal or grunge — will be out in full force on Friday. Especially since tickets start at just $9.99. Click here for details.

For more of Sean Daly's interview with Barry Manilow, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:13pm]


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