These days, Michele Torpedine is releasing several television interviews to sponsor his book, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE.
This is the last one he has released to “SABATO ITALIANO“, present in the studio Eleonora Daniele (presenter) and Iva Zanicchi (Italian singer).
I will translate it for you.
E= Let’s talk about the inspired book, also from them, the guys of Volo, a great international success.
I= I like them very much, finally someone who sings, come on.
E= Hello Michele Torpedine, the one who also decreed the success of these guys.
Hi Michele, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, ie from them, from these three talents.
T= Hello, let’s say that the book I dedicated more to them, because they were a kind of breath of oxygen, IVA can confirm that in our environment is a rare thing.
I= I’ve known Michele for a lifetime, he’s a great man, it’s useless to say so, for example now the next tour, we’ll do it in South America, he and I will sing in a duet (she jokes). It’s true or not Torpedine?
We will only sing ZINGARA (a famous IVA’s song)
E= In 2012 the guys of the IL VOLO were with a great artist and international actress, look.
<video with Barbra Streisand>
I= Come on Michael, let’s unveil the scoop, it was not Barbara Straisand, it was me with the mask.
E= In this book you wrote about these guys, not only, also of many artists you have followed in these years, but especially of them, because they have marked your transformation.
T= Yes, as I said before, after almost 40 years of colleagues, sometimes even a little particular, IL VOLO was a new window opening, people with a lot of sensitivity, respect for the things you do ….
E= Because Michele in this book spoke of the recognition of many artists, dear IVA.
I = Gratitude is not human, dear Michele. Did you find gratitude in this world?
T= Few times
I= Do you know why Lucifer has rebelled against God? It was unbearable for him to be grateful to God, so imagine if those artists know gratitude.
T = It’s true, I arrived a little late.
E= The guys from IL VOLO sent us video messages, let’s watch them.
Piero = Who are these three? I send you a hug, hello Eleonora hello to everyone, hello Micael
Ignazio = Hi Eleonora, listen, we’ll be back on tour next year, and we need a drummer, send it off Michele, send it to us, we need a drummer for the tour so do not waste time with him, bye.
Gianluca= I must say that I’m really proud to be part of this beautiful story with Il Volo, and thanks also for the title, RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, hello to everyone.
E = You play the drummer.
T = I did it for many years, the first 23 years I was a musician, I started with a colleague, Orietta, in fact she never misses an opportunity to say that she was the first to understand that I could do this job.
Your great friend Orietta Berti.
I= Orietta is a girl, very intelligent, and she is an exceptional girl indeed, as well as a good singer and an extraordinary woman. You worked with her, and why did you never work with me? But you played the drums with me once in Turin.
Because a good manager must also be a good musician to be able to love singers and music.
E = Let’s see Giorgia, Pino Daniele, many artists that you have followed in these years and really exclusive images that you sent us.
E = Congratulations to Michele Torpedine.
RICOMINCIO DAI TRE, thanks to Michele Torpedine for being here with us.
Read the book, it’s very interesting, with some behind the scenes a little peperino, thanks Michele.
(I asked Daniela what the words “little peperino” meant. She better explained by saying, “The presenter, greeting Torpedine advises the public to read the book because it is interesting and because are described moments a little lively, pungent, and that we do not know.”)
A little trivia . . . I don’t know if this has been mentioned here before but would you like to guess who took the photo of Michele that was used on the front cover of his book?
Photo credit to CHI MAGAZINE and credit to the owner of the Facebook interview video.