The star of 24 and Designated Survivor as well as the original bad-boy teen vampire in 1987’s The Lost Boys is our guest on The Paste Podcast today. Kiefer Sutherland dropped by our studio in Midtown Manhattan for a conversation and to play us a few songs.
“The stigma of an actor doing music is horrific,” Sutherland protested when his producer Jude Cole was trying to convince him to record an album. “So I said no, and we laughed. And he was smart enough, took me to a bar, and four or five whiskeys, in it sounded like a better idea.”
Reckless & Me is just his second album after 2016’s Down in a Hole, but he’s been involved in music since co-founding a record label with Cole back in the mid-2000s. Ironworks Records has released albums by artists like Rocco Deluca & the Burden, Ron Sexsmith and honeyhoney.
There have been several bad examples of actors trying to be rock stars, but Sutherland follows more in the footsteps of successful crossovers like Ryan Gosling’s band Dead Man’s Bones, Juliette Lewis & the Licks, Jason Schwartzman’s Coconut Records and Zooey Deschanel’s She & Him albums with M. Ward.
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