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NEW YORK — Friday could have been called “National Actors Releasing Albums Day”: Kevin Bacon, Scarlett Johansson and Ezra Miller are among the famous faces who dropped new music.

But releasing music for those well-known for their roles in movies hasen’t always been a breeze.

“It’s crazy how actors bring out some kind of hostility from a rock music crowd that rock (fans think), ‘We have our idols and we don’t want you to try to share that.’ That kind of hero worship drives me crazy. I just find it such nonsense,” Michael Bacon, Kevin’s older brother and bandmate, said in an interview this week. Read More

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When it comes to doing interviews to promote an acting project, Kevin Bacon isn’t much for dishing out his life story. But when it comes to writing songs, The Bacon Brothers are all about creating the soundtrack of their experience. Kevin and his elder sibling, Michael, have been a consistent fixture in the studio and on the road for the better part of 20 years, releasing eight albums in the process. The group will perform Saturday at The Kent Stage.

“To me, you do countless interviews where people are hoping you’re going to reveal something personal about yourself,” Kevin Bacon said. “And in fact, I look at that part of interviews as a skill where you make people believe you’re sharing something personal when you’re really not. I’m sorry to admit that, but that’s how I approach the personal side of doing press.” Music is different. Read the full interview in the Canton Repository

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Kevin and Michael Bacon have been making music together for pretty much their whole lives. So it seemed logical when, 25 years ago, they decided to join forces to start recording records and performing live shows as the Bacon Brothers. ...

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