Paul Weller wants to learn

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2012
Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Veteran rocker Paul Weller has no interest in revisiting the past as he always wants to learn new things

Paul Weller wants to keep learning new things.

The 'Changingman' hitmaker - who was previously a member of The Jam and the Style Council - is amazed at how many bands have reunited for nostalgia tours and insists he has no interest in doing anything similar.

He said: "It's mad isn't it, how much of that is going on these days? I dunno what it says about our times - I guess money talks.

"But I'm jut not interested in the past. I want to keep moving forward, learning new things."

The rocker has collaborated with a number of people on his forthcoming album 'Sonik Kicks' - including wife Hannah Andrews, five-year-old son Mac, daughter Leah, roadie Roger and rockers Steve Craddock, Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon - and Paul has hailed the record as "brilliant".

He said: "I can't really remember who did what. It doesn't matter; it's all about the inspiration. It's turned out brilliant. It's got a sort of experimental edge, but there are still loads of great pop melodies on there."

Paul Weller

The Modfather performs material from his 40-year career, including his latest album A Kind Revolution.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 24 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

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