In an exclusive Sirius XM interview with Jenny Hutt airing on Wednesday 10.29.14, legend Barry Manilow had a lot to say about music’s hottest stars. He also expressed “disappointment” in Justin Bieber.
JH: Let’s talk about some of the most talked about acts in music today and the question is “are they your ‘cup of tea’ or ‘not for me’?
BM: You know I stopped listening to the radio. I must say I may not know any of the people on your list.
JH: [Laughs]Ok so Taylor Swift. Cup of Tea? Or ‘not for me?’
BM: You know, it may be my cup of tea. I have to study her a little bit more. She’s huge and I’ve heard a couple of her records. And there is something there.
JH: The stuff that she writes about heartache is very strong. I think you’ll that. Ok Miley Cyrus?
BM: I think she has a great voice. As far as the songwriting, well you know, don’t ask me about today’s song writing. I think she has a great voice.
BM: A genius.
JH: Justin Bieber?
BM: Maybe he would be a good song writer. I don’t know, he’s just gone into another world.
JH: He had this talent, he was magnanimous, and then….
BM: Right, so I don’t know. I’m disappointed that he didn’t’ go where I was hoping he’d go.
JH: Kanye West?
BM: I think she’s invented a new kind of music. I’ve never heard anything like it. It’s exciting. It’s not for the musicians of the world, but it’s really something.
JH: That’s why they call her Queen Bey. And then Katy Perry?
BM: Yeah. I like her.
Please listen to the sneak peek audio here.
Hear whole interview tonight on my @Siriusxm show 8pmET/5pmPT ch.. 109
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