‘Start a pe­ti­tion for me to come to In­dia’

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Lovers of western mu­sic, who’ve grown up in the ’80s and ’90s, would have cer­tainly en­joyed lis­ten­ing to Bryan Adams’s chart­busters like Sum­mer of ’69, Ev­ery­thing I Do, Please For­give Me, among oth­ers. Go­ing strong even at the age of 56, the leg­endary Cana­dian mu­si­cian talks to us about how keenly he wants to visit In­dia.

It’s been a while since you vis­ited In­dia last (His last visit was in 2011). Do you plan to come here any­time soon?

I really want to come to In­dia. If we can get a pro­moter there to bring us back, it would be great. I still re­mem­ber the live con­cert I did in In­dia. My In­dian fans write to me all the time on Face­book, ask­ing me when I’m com­ing back. I wish I could say that it was a ride away. I wish some­one puts up a pe­ti­tion on Face­book, and peo­ple sign it. Then, I can get pro­mot­ers ex­cited about it.

It is im­por­tant for artistes to have a so­cial me­dia pres­ence to­day. How ac­tive are you on th­ese plat­forms?

I am ac­tive on In­sta­gram. That is, by far, the most pre­dom­i­nant place for me. I also post stuff on Face­book.

You are 56 now. If you have to sell your work to an 18-yearold Bryan Adams, how would you con­vince him?

I’d just say, ‘If you like the gui­tars and the drums, and if you like loud mu­sic that may end up get­ting you to a rock con­cert, then this is an al­bum for you.’

What is this book on pho­tog­ra­phy that you’re com­ing up with?

I like to work on some­thing new, and this book is just an­other re­sult of my cre­ativ­ity. It’s a col­lec­tion of ab­stract pho­to­graphs.

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