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Recently, a perhaps unlikely duo of musician Kenny Loggins and actor Kevin Bacon came together to chat. Loggins interviewed Bacon and they talked about their early careers, their love of music and acting and just generally chatted about life.

Bacon is currently filming a television series called The Bondsman, where he plays a bounty hunter for the devil. His co-star is musician Jennifer Nettles from the band Sugarland and the show features some musical elements. Bacon shared with Loggins, “As you know, I play music and write songs, but I’ve always been very careful not to mix my worlds too much, because I never wanted to go into an acting thing and say, ‘Well, because I’m in it, you gotta make it about music.’ I always felt it would somehow cheapen both of them. But in this case, this is the first time I’m playing a musician.”

THE GREATEST NIGHT IN POP, Kenny Loggins, 2024

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This led the duo to talk about some other shows that combined musical elements just right including Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart and Daisy Jones & the Six, the latter of which was inspired by Fleetwood Mac. Loggins revealed that he was once Fleetwood Mac’s opening act and got to see some behind-the-scenes drama of the band.

MAXXXINE, Kevin Bacon, 2024

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He explained, “In the intensity of those relationships and how Stevie [Nicks] and Lindsey [Buckingham] had recently broken up, there was still a lot of tension. I also toured with Delaney & Bonnie back in the day.” He added, “They did not get along at all, and we’d be on the same bus. Bonnie would be sitting in the back with the whiskey, doing her Janis Joplin thing. But I remember one night during a Fleetwood Mac show, Lindsey walked over to Stevie and kicked her in the leg.”

As the pair kept chatting, Bacon opened up about his breakthrough role in Footloose. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the movie and he admitted that the role was “life-changing.” He revealed about getting the role, “I was about 23 or 24. I was afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to pull off playing a 17-year-old, so I asked the production to secretly enroll me in the high school and I went in as a transfer student.”

Footloose Kevin Bacon, 1984

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Bacon continued, “I spent the day as this character, Ren. I made him from Philadelphia since that’s where I was from. My character in the movie was from Chicago, but I was afraid somebody was going to go, ‘Oh, I’m from Chicago. Where did you grow up?’ Honestly, it was kind of a terrifying day, being this city kid, coming to this rural place and being tossed into this huge high school.” Read the entire interview here!

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