Micky Dolenz Reflects on The Passing of Adam Schlesinger, Discusses New Live Album

"Why is it always the good people?"

May 1, 2020
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Checking in on the star phone is a man who’s sold over 75 million records as one of The Monkees -- and as a solo artist!

Micky Dolenz is back on the Shannon in the Morning program to talk about his new album The Monkees Live: The Mike & Micky Show which is out now, recorded during Micky and Mike Nesmith’s 2019 tour shortly after the death of Peter Tork.

The late Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, who passed away earlier this month due to coronavirus complications, produced The Monkees' previous album Good Times! back in 2016. That was their first new album in 25 years and charted in the top 20.

"I'm just sick to death over that," says Dolenz about the passing of Schlesinger. "Why is it always the good people? And then buttheads like me just keep going forever."

"I still think about it almost every day," Dolenz continued. "He was such a great guy, a gentleman... and funny, and so smart. And obviously an incredible producer, writer, performer. I wrote a song with him on 'Good Times!' I just can't believe it."

"That's by far the closest person to me that's been affected and I think about him all the time. What a loss."

The new Monkees live album features 25 hits and fan favorites spanning The Monkees' entire career from 1966’s “Last Train To Clarksville” to 2016’s “Me & Magdalena.”

Listen to the full interview above as Micky discusses what he's been up to during quarantine and his plans for the future with Scott Shannon, Patty Steele, and the rest of the Shannon in the Morning crew.