Now you’re doing The Voice with Gwen.
It was fun to both be together at work. It was important to me to be really open to it. Obviously, my journey through music is completely antithetical to what that show is about. What’s the point of trying to wave that flag? I like how it brings people together.
When you meet those people coming in, they have great voices and they’ve all worked a long time. It takes a long time to sing like that. They sound really good. You can’t help but get emotionally involved with those people. You see how much it means to them.
Before this, have you and Gwen made a point of not mixing your two careers?
A little bit, yeah. But also we never had the opportunity. We met touring together, and I would have loved touring more since, but it got further and further apart. It was just fun to work with her and see her in action. I think they really love her on there. It’s fun to see people enjoy her and her professionalism, her insight and her kindness. She is full of compassion and is very sweet to these people singing, because you feel their pain when they come in. It’s a big moment in their lives.