For him, Indian culture - be it classical music or Bollywood, has been an influence. “I would like to teach Aishwarya Rai to play the flute,” laughs Ian Anderson, singer, flautist of the band Jethro Tull which is performing at Shanmukhananda Hall on January 31 and February 1.
Last time around we saw them collaborating with Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia; this time Indian rock band Alms For Shanti will have a jam session with Jethro Tull. “It’s more of collaboration. I’m looking forward to it. We will have a rehearsal and it will be fun,” says Anderson.
Anderson has faced a lot of flak for his quirky musical sense as well as appearance, and though Jethro Tull was labeled one of the oldest bands, they still draw the crowds. “The critics said we should retire, like they said Coldplay is coming to an end,” quips Anderson.
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