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Tuesday 28 February 2017

Commodores reunion up in the air

Lionel Richie doesn't think there will be a Commodores reunion
Lionel Richie doesn't think there will be a Commodores reunion

Lionel Richie has expressed his doubts over a potential Commodores reunion.

The crooner previously announced he would like to get the 70s group, who last released music in 1985, back together again but is now unsure as to whether the reunion will actually happen.

"I'm not sure if that is going to happen - we've got guys all over the planet; the more the years go by, the farther we get from each other," he said.

"We lost keyboardist Milan Williams, so it will never be the union where we will all be together, because we are missing one. I won't say never, but it's not looking too good."

In the meantime, Lionel - who appears in the Walkers Extra Crunchy ad with Gary Lineker - is focusing on his upcoming duets album.

"I'm actually doing right now a new album and believe it or not, it's going to be country," he said.

"A lot of my songs like Stuck On You and Three Times A Lady have all been big country records so we're going to get all the artists to do duets of my songs. It's going to be hilarious."

Lionel, who has started recording the album, added: "I can't reveal the names yet because the combination of artists is going to be so great. To get Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Tim McGraw, you could think about these people forever."

:: Lionel Richie stars alongside Gary Lineker in the new Walkers Extra Crunchy advert. For more info visit www.walkers.co.uk.

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