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Bryan Adams talks about his career's 'uncharted' heights, relating to young artists and more

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Is Bryan Adams the most underrated rock star of our time?

Sixty-five million albums sold, a slew of hit singles and radio staples, a trio of Oscar nominations and a Grammy (amid 15 nominations). The dude has been at it for more than 40 years, and his face is stil as rugged and appealing as his forever-stonewashed howl.

He still performs regularly around the globe, headlining arenas in Europe and his native Canada. But when he performs at Clearwater's Coachman Park on Friday, it'll be his first full-band concert in Tampa Bay in more than a dozen years. And to hear him tell it, he's nowhere near tired of playing hits like Summer of '69, Cuts Like a Knife, Somebody, Heaven and (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.

"With songs that are really well known, they sort of take a life of their own when you play them live," he said in a recent phone interview from Portugal. "Every night, it's a different thing."

The show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Coachman Park. Tickets are $20 and up. Click here for details.

For more with Bryan Adams, click here for our interview.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:42pm]


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