In a new interview with Billboardsaid the 75-year-old Pop, who was happy if members of the audience would keep throwing themselves around like he used to.
“I’m not doing that right now. I hit my limit,” he said. “I did about 40 shows last year and I crossed a few times, but not with a full dive. A few times I fell a bit and a few times I walked around, but if I don’t have to, I prefer to stay on stage. It’s too much wear and tear at this point. I would get hurt.”
He added: “I prefer to stay on stage, but now people do it themselves at some of the shows; they jump up, touch the toe, grab and dive off. That’s cool with me.”
Everyone loses – which arrives on Friday – is produced and co-written by Andrew Wattwho has developed a reputation for working with rock icons such as Ozzy Osbourne in the last few years. “He seems to have absorbed classic rock in a way that it comes out and it doesn’t sound classic,” Pop said. “It sounds like now, but it still sounds like that. There’s one thing about my records… they all sound the same in one way or another. They never get too polished.
“Some of them, maybe Lust for lifea few things on Brick by brick did, but my own taste is more towards DIY. I like Link Wray a lot better than Yngwie Malmsteen, put it that way. I think it influences the producers I work with to stop polishing the project too much.”
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