Robbie Williams is busy promoting his must have new album Reality Killed the Video Star, and releasing new videos. He spoke with Steve Jones about inspiration, moving to America and his famous ancestry in a 4Music Favourites special, which will air tomorrow alongside concert footage from Robbie's Knebworth gigs. Here are the highlights:
- On album track "Morning Sun": He'd been struggling with lyrics, but "then Michael Jackson passed away and I thought I've got something to write about now."
- On moving back to the US: "It just so happens, it (the sun) just makes you feel better. I love my country, love the UK, love the culture, I love the people, but my body and soul feel better in the sun."
- On his famous ancestors: "Apparently somewhere down the line, Grace Kelly is a relation of mine. Please somebody go out there and verify that for me. Grandad Jack Farrell, it's his lie, please prove him right or wrong."
You can see the full interview, and Robbie performing tracks from his new album, on Sunday 8th November on 4Music at 6.55pm, on T4 at 4.45pm and on Channel 4 at 11:30pm.