Aaron Rogers Interview with Lionel Richie

Tuesday, August 15th

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Aaron Rogers Interview with Lionel Richie

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There are an ally that I'm doing well Hummer yield oh my god I am surviving that sort through it. Out of control they look so good. Well I can't imagine I mean what what's it got to be like to be back on tour especially now in 2017. Well you know it is I think the acclamation. If not two generations but the regeneration. That you can believe me calm all I need it it got the the port where all it would do The Commodores that's one generation. Got that might. The next group eighty's group and now we're talking about people come to this so that bringing their kids my mom might diet. And that the compliment I'm getting hours. My my mom looks so much I can't believe BD myself will be. The other night was fascinating I had 29 year old row rigging every word. Could be an act that had stopped them in Atlantic City. Who argue too which account for Portugal. Like I cannot imagine Lionel especially and when you say that because you yourself are a grandfather to you to do little ones herself writes that you like your grandkids. Singing back to you at the show which I'm sure they do well. Bad back in court vehicle happening now so. The grandkids I got a call from. The cold and she said that yes having show and tell at school. And they're steady. Our audit that they'd like and they want to interview knee and actor okay that's your eyes. So I get there and look up on the wall. These kids to study Bob Dylan and being good again beaten nine year old deep. In your world. The study Bob bill L on Stevie Wonder the whole thing and what they are asking such and tell a good question. And I quote little Harlow my granddaughter. Was just being. And then they sit on my god and operate a long that we are the world well. It really hear quite fascinating that it still around after all these years. I saline when you talk about your grand kids and you talk about the evolution of where you were when you first with The Commodores to now and especially that high eighty's that you tech. Went in 2013. Went back on tour after ten years. What is it like to be put into that category of individuals with receiving the Johnny Mercer award and what does that mean to you. Well I tell you the Johnny Mercer award considering what I got into the business. There was. And that he would be out it was immensely Sammy cog Johnny Mercer I can name the whole group you know and they won't call the untouchables these were the guys that you know you get close to their song writing it would be concluded you know. I Burt Bacharach Hal David. These were the god and so it was swinging the bat toward is to meet at the right here to be there. Is there I mean you have to understand. And of course they get Kenny gamble and Leon well. From Chilean national the other songwriters to give me the award. Was jet bag. I mean that alone was filled with some of the greatest songwriters ever that still live and you know he wanted to sit there and go what in the world what do what do I went out that would that would have a big deal that night. Trust me. I I can't imagine what that had to be like we're talking like Richie you're on tour right now alongside Mariah Carey and are up like a little bit what's more violent working with her. Magical treat everyone thinks. That in the midst of all the craziness don't that's called what she does but in that indeed in that allegation. Alive. Is eight life time of it but it's cataloged it will completely level so. When you put. Her cap on and I kept all together we need about three nights to repay all all but the beautiful part about it. What secrets were caught on let me I just thought what an amazing. Eve trip from the people what they get. Yet for eight you know what you say more bang for the buck you'd get out loud bang. Actually gonna bring all the drama because I told it was everything you do it may eavesdrop on edge chili at a course. I think that a lot of majority in the most news that. I know the crowd that I would be back. Got two superstars in yourself and variety in one building and it's interesting you talk about. At the generations that are going to CU in concert that we're starting to see that with Mariah as well. Exactly and apple are in Britain when you go problem the song writer which he is local Wal-Mart which. And that you are going generational. That we use our network we're strictly human because right now. You know being framed that way what can you clear what that's all you want but multi most of the time what the Clinton years. Our audit stay away but when you can trams. Eight to another seniors and another in years not yet started trends in generations and bats smacked back and neck careers. What do we see in the next ten years for you Lional Richie. What's that looking like. War outwardly they I case it was written by a devastating. And their the last two years by losing. So many of my. I call my classmates. When I say that in in the business you know Glenn try to Eagles morally right or when it fired. George Michael France I mean let's and that's. You know the blessing is to have a long jeopardy in a bit but I wondered do now is just keep doing. I mean right now. You know someone has the day when I retire. To work. From what we're headed out I'd never get a job like you know the same thing I got kicked Adams. Of class what went out an element school what. Talking to about it act in big class clown well that's still on stage today so. I think what's happening right now it just continued to look. When you're dual I don't world war every of the and so concerned about it I'm Mike Kamal what world George and go back on the tour. Well if it was. It never stops. I. All day all night I mean you're you're continually going and you may even when you're not. On tour or you're not find the next show I mean you have a family they call you out politically pop. And and all the things that I hate. Two hours on stage. Better that I can take these if these rate change we popped out to me prop up. I can run across that stage and that by reporters about them. It taught me are. Will it ran but the good hearted. Being pop pop them I mean that that that. Being made an impact that spam but Nicole with a cute which with soapy with mild everybody. And you know personality on themselves. And I think that grandma. Use to be able to just kind of hang out. Spam and they'd bring you back out or I'll you you what a sobering effect. Kumble hole. I have to go back on the road at the figure. I've doubled Liam. I. We're talking with Lional Richie on two with Mariah Carrey and Lionel you know the last couple of days I would say the last 72 hours have been pretty emotional for a lot of us here in the United States. And tell us a little bit about the upcoming Kennedy Center honors and a nuclear talks today. Abouts like maybe your involvement with that event whether you're going to show up or not. Well. I'd include going to share what are our I do think that what has happened. Is how all I hear. How so many artists yet here is that we discovered the arts in school. We do we the art world all of about education. And what we have to be very aware that. You can't cut the art. You know I've always had in my lifetime. EU can't have second class schools and burst as jail. You know that's not the way you build a great country how you build countries start with first class schools with. All of the arts and science available to execute and I Tokyo what economic brackets come wrong at the B. The opportunity. Is there for what's happening right now they're carting all of the arts and according all the education. You know I don't mind having a strong military but it you put the cart the arts and education in America. You're not going to win actress by the country because our own educated society. Is they'd grow grown. Has there are universities in this area that are thinking about doing that exact thing you mentioned and that is. Cutting the arts what you people who know about these programs and how they've really benefit kids who are going through them. Okay yeah I understand I'm I look at. Universities and I go out and you know it's probably cities and governments and with the if they work on the budget they have the money available to do it. I think you're going to call from the community. All much does the community values. And their education and how were they could get about the forget about. It it's really comes out to a community of people if you really care about your community. Didn't you make that acquire so you know I've always believed that it starts with the roof. The rule is your community. Your cap and and you that you never let your school singled out you never let your hearts go. You can't do it because. Yes I mean the quote there they are my idol which is coming up behind you know and I it and the greatest the greatest thing I'm about to do it I look to it. Talk to a kid who conspired. And if you don't give him a chance to step up or her to step up. We're gonna move the bat you know I looked inspired by by Elton John and Smokey Robinson. And Marvin gay. You are what inspired. Wendy's or rich people these were average people so talented. That they were so give it. Also the arch they stepped out of that made it. And became something may well. And so that's like we all our kids in the same car and they're about what. Optical. You mentioned inspiration and opportunity and with these times these somewhat uncertain times to a lot of us would you say to any you know the every day individual who's. The of their life what would you say maybe give them some uplifting words of encouragement. Amongst all the things you see on the news and on Terrell in the radio. Well look I was taught very clearly that god can only do for you what he can do through. You know he beat the Uga would can pray all they along at some point somebody stand up. It grab hold the bar cold and so you know my my thing right now is we're waiting. For greatness to combat greatness may be in in view so that. Step up. Lionel Richie Family Guy you're on a tour with awry you've got beat fourteen she'll run coming up in November. In Vegas I mean fourteen shows. In a row while your energy is incredible. That that child blade that's. When asked how long going to be on this tour after that they don't but in 1971. That outlet for ginger. Our Mariah Carey Lionel Richie were talking with you today here in Madison on mix on a five point one. Well are you backstage if it. I'll make sure I get tickets where you Backstreet. I would I would love that we continue the conversation about everything in the next couple week it will feel back I don't think you so much. Let up continue the government based and at a rate our job our job is to inspire so you do it right in my two leader Brad he's cute but you're. I appreciate that seriously Levy met accurately.
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