Barnesy keen to keep ex­plor­ing

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE 'N' LOUD -

look­ing for­ward to hit­ting the road for shows with Dragon and Bruce Spring­steen in the new year, but in the mean­time, rock great Jimmy Barnes is back on the Gold Coast for what’s sure to be a Christ­mas cracker! Barnes’ ca­reer as both a solo per­former and front­man of Cold Chisel has made him one of the most pop­u­lar and best-sell­ing Aus­tralian mu­sic artists of all time. ‘‘Shit . . . I’ve got about 30 al­bums to my name now,’’ Barnes says, laugh­ing. The con­su­mate live per­former Barnes has been in­ducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice – with Cold Chisel in 1993 and solo in Oc­to­ber 2005. Barnes’ solo ca­reer has seen him ex­plore ev­ery­thing from the blues to pop and even dance mu­sic, but he says there are still things he’s keen to ex­plore on fu­ture al­bums. ‘‘I’d love to do a trib­ute to Howlin’ Wolf. I just love him and that’s some­thing I’ve got in the back of my head at the moment. And I’d prob­a­bly like to do a coun­try record one day.’’

Jimmy Barnes plays Twin Towns tonight at 8pm (Qld time).

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