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5 Questions: Bryan Adams

Steven Duffy

Grammy award winner and soft-rock god Bryan Adams is still rockin’ after more than 30 years in the business. The man who has given us so many epic love songs performed at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion last month.

1 Last year, you released “Tracks of My Years,” a collection of classic covers. Why covers instead of original songs?

I can’t claim it as my idea, I was asked to do it by David Foster and Universal Records, and was happy to try it.

2 You’ve worked with some great musicians. Do you have a favorite collaboration, either as a performer or songwriter?

Tina Turner — she is an amazing artist and person.

3 After 30 years in the music industry, what is your secret to your continued success?

I think touring constantly and putting in the time on the songs. Plus, the fans keep me motived to continue to perform. If it was not for them I wouldn’t still be doing what I love.

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4 As a photographer, what kinds of subjects naturally inspire you?

People — each individual is a beautiful creation and I like the idea of turning my subject into something that they were unprepared to see. The eye is a camera to the world and I try to use that so others can see what I see when I look at something.

5 I read that you are a vegetarian and have been for years. Why did you decide to stop eating meat?

I have been a vegan for the last 25 years. The transition was a logical step for me, animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends.

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