Alexey Glyzin confessed his terrible secret
The singer was one of the guests of the Russian National Music Award, established by Mikhail Gutseriev. Behind the scenes of the Kremlin correspondent met with him.
Alexey, it doesn’t offend you, that today in the eyes of many fans you are an artist from “the past”, that you are referred to as retro stars?
Well, that somewhere else carry! (laughs) In the songs that I and colleagues of my generation play, there was never anything artificial, plastic — a beautiful melody, a quality text sounded. Therefore, they remain still popular. As for the definition of "retro" ... I understand that it is impossible to be "forever young and forever drunk", as one team sings. I am glad that they do not forget me, they invite me to concerts, that people give hard-earned money for tickets.
Most stars complain that the halls are harder to assemble, it is difficult to go on tour. And you are talking about concerts. Do you stay afloat?
Ten to fifteen times a month I go on stage (on the artist’s official website, it’s true that he will sing three times in the coming year three times in February and March), and that’s not counting corporate events.
Will you work in the New Year?
I have ten concerts scheduled for the holidays.
So you are not in trouble?
It's a sin to complain, there is enough money (promoters say that Glyzin gets 5 to 15 thousand euros for a concert).
So maybe it’s because of the demand and employment that you don’t fill the depression with alcohol as Chris Kelmi and Yevgeny Osin seem to be doing? But they are younger than you!
I differ about them because I am a quiet alcoholic - I close at home and drink (laughs).