Twenty years into their career as one of the leading rock bands in the world, Foo Fighters continue to find ways to challenge both themselves and their listeners.
“It’s really unbelievable,” she said backstage. “I felt like this whole night was about really celebrating music.”
“I don’t want to travel with 40 trucks. I don’t want to travel with 90 people,” said the Grammy- and Tony-winner. “Bruno Mars is my hero. Bruno Mars has eight trucks. If I tour, that’s how I want to tour. I don’t want the confetti cannons.”
Case in point: Neil Young’s latest effort, “Storytone.”
“This is a monumental task,” Baldizan said of turning the large swath of dirt into an outdoor entertainment venue.
“We are all getting our hearts broken, being built up, being let down, feeling disappointed, feeling joy, feeling all these emotions, but what I’ve noticed is that even when it’s the same kind of emotion that I’m feeling, I process it and feel it differently now than I used to,” she said in an interview last week.
“I think I’m in pretty good shape,” Seger said in a phone interview, noting that a colonoscopy from a few years ago was clean and he just had a checkup for his tour to promote “Ride Out,” the album released last week and his first since 2006.
The answer is she doesn’t need to do anything, but a dive into the realm of other divas is a solid move.
There’s no reason, of course, why an artist should slow down at 80. If the mind is still sharp — and, as in Leonard Cohen’s case, the bank account still a bit low, thanks to a larcenous financial adviser — a singer-songwriter should be able to soldier on.