The Sun newspaper 'Biz Session' and interview online

Added on Monday 07 February 2011, 07:26 (GMT)

A live session that the band performed for The Sun newspaper (UK) at the end of January is now online at the newspaper website.

Including video of All Good In The Hood, Rock Dust Light Star, Lifeline and Love Foolosophy there's an interview with Jay where he talks about all sorts of things including going back on the road and the stage set that's planned for the UK tour, together with the usual talk about the X Factor and the state of the music industry right now...

"I consider myself very lucky indeed to have had the career I have. I listen to the radio now and you can't tell artists apart.

"Lady GaGa is one of the few I think will have a 20-year career. I watched footage of her at school performing her own songs on piano.

"She's got a cabaret style about her but she can write her own songs. She gets what being a pop star is."

To watch the videos and read the interview head over to The Sun website.

Credit: Samantha Yemm

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Good interview, curios to see the new hat.


All Good In The Hood... What a track !!! One word : magic. A synonym ? Jamiroquai.

@ Rob : you look so well with this beard ;) Don't "shave" it !

all around awesome. this band is so good

i thought good interview, got the paper(cos i'm rather fond of the Sun) and then watched the vids online, All Good In the Hood is a cracking number, my 2nd fav on the album and would make a great single (if u can find it in shops this time) agree and Rob beard front! the band like on Comedy Rocks were "so tight, they make a mouse's ass look loose" haha. Jay looks a cracking host too, beer and a spin in one of his cars!

Jay has always had a bad relation with tabloids and constant complaints about messing up with his private life .. but he constantly sells himself (and apparently, now the band..) to this thrash piece of newspaper? I think it´s a bit contradictive.

KHML, that's part of being on a record label. They hated having to do X-Factor, for example, but without a good chart programme, and the record label itself not investing enough in them, they have to use the available platforms to get work out there. Jay doesn't sell his private life, that's bull. Ask yourself, how many Kerry Katona-like stories did you ever read about 'his cocaine hell?'. When you look at how he beat it, it's far more inspirational than the rubbish you hear from fame hungry Z-listers. Or dealing with his split from DVO? He's human, so if asked, he might say a bit. But you don't hear about his private life much. It's inevitable when you're in the public eye that you'll learn a bit about him. Most people think he's an idiot and a 24 hour party freak, but having met and spoken to him at length, I know him to be a thoroughly decent man. Unless you drop by this website, you won't know about the work he's done for CAPS or the help he's given to others. None of this is reported in the papers. But when you see other celebrities do something for a charity, you soon see that there's an air of 'look at me, Ain't I Great?' about them, and it's no longer about the cause, but self-serving interests and ego-boosting. No contradictions here, my friend; the way of the world is such that we sometimes have to deal with the devil to serve the greater good. But I share your general opinion that the words in The Sun have a vicious poison twist.

Not so much on this topic but there always seems to be so much talk of J selling out etc... always reminds me of these great lyrics from Tool's song Hooker with a Penis:

All you know about me is what I've sold you,
Dumb f*ck.
I sold out long before you ever heard my name.

I sold my soul to make a record,
Dip sh*t,
And you bought one.

So I've got some
Advice for you, little buddy.
Before you point your finger
You should know that
I'm the man,

If I'm the f*ckin' man
Then you're the f*ckin' man as well
So you can
Point that f*ckin' finger up your ass.

Jay's is just doing what he has to do.

Little request : can someone upload the songs on mp3 ? These versions are just amazing. Please, please pleeaaaaaase ? ;)

Sorry David for the constant post, but this version of RDLS : OUCH ! This is what I call THE sound. Amazing, really. Especilly Rob and Matt. And Derrick, the drum machine with human groove. Heart and soul mixed in an evolutive song with no ending jam. I'm speechless.

i second @Funkadelic that someone should work on getting the gig on youtube

btw here is "Runaway remix(full)"

I love the saying "so tight, they make a mouse's ass look loose"! Haha! It's very true tho!
Really good interview and great performances. You can tell they're well up for it at the mo! Can't wait for the tour.

"All Good in the Hood" live version is just mind blowing.

Everything is good and gold. We need these songs on our mp3. Any volunteers ? :)

Great set and great interview,the interviewer really let Jay Kay speak,I can imagine that Jonathan Ross would have ruined an interview like that(look at my hair!).There are some great tracks with a new sound,I just can't understand why we aren't hearing these tracks on the radio.

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