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.