BRYAN Adams took time out ahead of his Hampshire appearance to answer Lorelei Reddin's quickfire questions:

LR: What can we expect from the show?

BA: "All the songs you know and love and a few from the new album Get Up."

LR: Do you still get a buzz from being on stage? Are there ever any nerves or any special rituals you go through before a gig?

BA: "Of course it’s always a buzz on stage. It’s the best place to be if you’re a musician. The usual ritual is just have a cup of tea before."

LR: Get Up is a great listen. How does the songwriting and recording process work between yourself and Jim Vallance? Why does your partnership work so well?

BA: "It’s kind of like one picks up the slack where the other one leaves off, and it’s usually me slacking off."

LR: Of all the superb songs you’ve penned, why do you think it was (Everything I Do) I Do It For You that most captured the public’s imagination and led to that memorable stint at number one?

BA: "It’s a really good song!"

LR: Was it a surprise to you?

BA: "Absolutely, and I think to most people. I have a theory that people that never buy records bought that song."

LR: Which song do you wish you’d written and why?

BA: "I really like Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You, for current songs, and I wish I’d written Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones."

LR: You’ve collaborated with some interesting artists over the years. Who would you most like to collaborate with in future, whether it’s as a musician or as a subject of your photography?

BA: "That's easy: Rihanna or Beyonce."

LR: If you weren’t a musician what would you be? Do you see yourself always making music?

BA: "I’d probably have done something in the arts, but honestly the thought of "what would you be” is too much to think about because there was no option."

LR: Would you like to develop your photography or other creative channels?

"I’m happy where I am, obviously both music and photography are great passions of mine, so I will endeavour to do more."

LR: Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

BA: "Right now, my hats off to Simon Cowell for doing the record for the victims and families of Grenfell tower. It’s a really classy move and great record, I wish I could have been there to help out."

LR: Has the recent terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester made you think any differently about performing live?

BA: "Absolutely not, but it has with the promoters. Security is up almost everywhere."

Bryan Adams brings his Get Up World Tour to the Ageas Bowl next Friday.

Tickets are available at or by calling 0333 321 9999.