Questions for RS Stripped Down Q and A

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Rick Springfield answering questions from the audience during the recent Stripped Down show in Tucson.

On Rick Springfield’s current Stripped Down tour, he returns to the stage after the show to answer questions from the audience. How cool is that?

Before it starts, a moderator lays down the rules: Ask questions, but do not ask for an autograph or for a photo. It’s also not a time for statements, only questions.

The rules sound reasonable but in the shows I have seen ( only one in person, the others online or on TV), people ignore them. And I don’t blame them, how many times does one get a chance to speak directly to RS? It has the potential to turn you into a babbling idiot (see previous post).

Anyway, since there is limited time for questions after each show, I thought I would share some of the answers I have heard so we can get them out of the way and make time for new questions. Thankfully he addresses the question of “Was there really a Jessie’s Girl?” in the show so that one doesn’t need to be addressed.

1. General Hospital: No, he has no plans to go back on the show. He might consider it in the future if something came up but that was a long time ago and he is busy with lots of other things now.

2. What is his favorite dessert? Red wine.

3. What does he like to do when he’s not touring? Stay home with his family.

4. When is his new album scheduled to come out? This summer. (Update as of Nov. 1, 2015: February 2016)

5. Will there be a  sequel to “Magnificent Vibration”? He’s working on it.

6. When is his movie coming out? Aug. 7.

7. If you could tour with any current artist, who would it be? Paul McCartney.

Feel free to add more in the comments.

Questions I would like to ask:

1. Do you read Facebook posts and tweets from your fans?

2. Are you planning to write a follow-up to your autobiography?

3. If you could travel back in time, what would you say to your 17-year-old self?

4. Have you read the RSCrush blog?

What would you ask?

2 thoughts on “Questions for RS Stripped Down Q and A

  1. From a review from The Daily Times after the May 5 show in Knoxville, Tenn.:
    After the concert, Springfield even opened the floor up for a question-and-answer period. While the Q&As have gone really well at other shows, Knoxville’s was a little rough. Rather than taking the opportunity to ask Springfield personal questions in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Knoxville fans chose instead to ask the musician to wish people happy birthday, to say hello to students and even talk back to him when his answer was one they didn’t really like. But, perhaps even more embarrassing was the lady who got up to tell Springfield what a great performer he was and that she hoped he found Jesus. Insulting the man was just a great way to end the night.


    C’mon, let’s get some better questions going! Don’t waste this opportunity!


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