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I welcome back.
And soon we will be talking with iconic rocker meat -- -- by the way can boast having one of the world's top selling albums of all time you probably know which that is 1977.
That out on -- all.
It -- parred 12 or three and now he has -- new music for 2012.
If they knew how mom with a familiar ring to its title but one that reflects where he is today itself here to tell us all about hell -- a hand basket.
Is meat -- Well done thank you so much for joining us.
I'll say it's actually how you do today I am good thank you so let's talk about a -- new Al bum I -- OK you've called it auto biographical how is that.
Well no I said it's personal actually -- it's based on the phrase.
The world's gone to hell and a hand basket.
And it but because for the last 67 years every every other -- out of my mouth has been.
World's gone to -- I am asking this because the things I hear.
And -- it originated from the civil war actually a general getting ready to go and -- battle told his soldiers.
We're going to -- in a hand basket which meant we -- heading for disaster.
Wow I mean it's heavy but that's not unusual for Yale.
A storyteller first and foremost I feel like each collection kind of take people on a journey.
-- some sorts does that -- I am and yet you're right this is the first album now that I've done that hasn't been based on characters.
Album is -- through my -- and so you take a song like another day.
I I hit I it I couldn't stop crying so I couldn't sing this song IAJ I I -- them to leave the room because I just kept cry again.
He was one of those situations you know when you start laughing you can't stop laughing well I started cry and I couldn't stop crime.
-- You also brought on -- a variety of guest stars on this Al -- is not who joins you in his studio and did it help you expand on the genres that you yourself cover.
-- yeah I you know I I didn't.
Until last year I was around and Little John who's -- hip hop artist.
I you know I would never say.
Oh I hate -- I dislike wrapper any of that because and then like going to the museum and not like him Picasso and taken a razor blade to him.
That would be silly.
So after -- met Little John.
I decided to his steady the genre so I bought everybody from public enemy to you that -- to.
I goes on and on and I'm straight and -- -- Mark McGrath.
Yet traces on the traces on mount a song called stand in the storm which -- a few -- one of them positive.
Songs on the record there -- there and -- of -- negative.
I had reviewers say.
Video like the record button below was angry and -- -- isn't -- he's not gonna take it anymore.
I do kind of disagreed with that because I thought there was positive in in every song.
So are now I have -- I remember your documentary a couple years ago.
Show you choreographed being your proponents -- is a you're live performing kids and the director would direct a play do you still pay as much attention to di -- as always.
It looks very much -- rob what's gone on stage.
But it's it's it is it is since it is.
I teach people how to break the tension between the artist and that and they audience.
Not drop your shoulders if you're gonna turn your back you turn your back for a reason.
And -- detail is very important and everything I do I really search everything to death.
And we -- a little bit about batted around and I wanted to ask you about this album because we mentioned it's one of the top five.
World's top selling albums still what what do you think if you had to reflect back and analyze it the way you do what was it about that album.
That put it in that category.
Yeah the bat a bat and now.
Well first of all the incredible.
Lyrics by -- -- and and -- and they're great production of Don run brand.
And I think my ability to convey.
A song and to keep the tension and that and the line there because if people don't.
It drives me crazy sometimes in newspaper Josie singer turned actor and what they don't realize that I was a working actor.
In New York for almost eight years nine years before.
About it how.
Came out so I approached it this same -- actor when and everything.
Was a character.
And and -- just touched.
The nerve it was it please.
It's kind of a Dell at the moment she's touched a nerve and she's right -- that wave.
And you get those albums you know AC DC.
-- -- Mac you get those albums thriller.
They -- there at the right moment at the right time and they hit the right nerve.
-- -- And now I want -- -- big question and I know it'll let you go but will you be playing those songs as well as the new signs anywhere soon -- on four.
-- I have I have always I never have gone on stage.
And not played bad and -- -- And I can imagine that I ever will because it's not -- -- song.
It would be like saying -- Beethoven is an old song -- -- -- -- they don't and it's not it's not an old song and every time I say it.
It is if it's I'm seeing in it for the first time.
It's the colors are so vivid.
And the lyrics are so alive -- It's it's not an old piece it's like do enough for.
-- -- we will look for that as well as the new stuff out on the road if we had your Twitter I know you update your FaceBook pretty often I saw and that it's well folks out there can check to find where they can see that on -- -- and me Al -- -- -- hand basket is out tomorrow some -- thank you so much for being with us.
-- Ashley thank you.
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