The second part of our interview with Corey Feldman covers his songwriting and new box set, Love Left 2.1. Check out his thoughts on the 35th anniversary of The Lost Boys here.
Corey Feldman is worried about touring during the COVID-19 pandemic, in part because he feels like there’s nothing he can do about it.
“A lot of my friends who are in bands are doing these bubbles,” he tells Consequence. “We, unfortunately, can’t do that, because if I did that, we would lose half of the appeal, because half of the appeal of coming to the show is the meet and greets afterward.”
People aren’t just paying for the music, you see, and perhaps it’s closer to the opposite: The music is the appetizer before the meet. More fun than a convention and maybe more lucrative, too, but the appeal is the same: a picture, an autograph, a piece of Corey Feldman you can own.
“Fans get very excited about coming to say hi and getting a photograph and getting a picture. If you can’t do it, because of COVID, it would basically kill the tour,” he says. “So we have to do it, which makes it very scary. Any band member gets sick, that’s my ass, right?” He explains, “You can’t say, ‘I want to wear a mask during this photo op,’ or, ‘Don’t stand close to me.'”
I ask him if he likes touring, which he takes as an invitation to list his other loves. “Women are my number one thing on the planet,” he says. “Animals, my love for animals. I love animals, I love helping the environment, and things like that. But as far as what I get the most pleasure out of when it comes to the band, it’s about the touring.”
Feldman is hitting the road (grab tickets here) in support of his expansive new four-part box set, Love Left 2.1. It includes Love Left: Remixes, a companion to his 1992 musical debut, Love Left, as well as Coreyoke Cabaret, an instrumental set of the same songs, plus Love Lost, a collection of rarities and demos, and finally Love Left 2: Arm Me with Love, a new collection of songs that builds on the themes explored in his debut album.