Former child star went viral with 'Today Show' performance in September
Former child star Feldman – famous for his roles in ’80s films The Goonies, Stand by Me and The Lost Boys – made headlines with a polarising musical performance on the Today Show in September. His performance of ‘Go 4 It’ with his band Corey’s Angels led to derisive comments online.
Having returned to US TV last month, Feldman has now spoken to Rolling Stone, saying: “I guess I’m kind of like a disease. I just won’t go away. They really wanted to get rid of me, many times. But I have a loving and forgiving fan base, who understand me at a very deep level. The Feldfam, they know my heart and they see that I’m here to spread a message of love.”
“I’ve been doing music my whole life,” he revealed. “So the fact that people are finally noticing is awesome, but it’s not my fault… You don’t have to love it. Look, not everybody loves Bon Jovi. Not everybody loves Pink Floyd. But for some people, it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. So call me a one-week wonder, but that’s the plan. I’m not trying to rule the world, just spread my personal message.”
Feldman continued to reveal that Snoop Dogg, Fred Durst and rapper Kurupt will appear on his upcoming double album, ‘Angelic 2 the Core’, which he claims has taken decades to make. “I like giving people what they least expect,” he said.
“I don’t like boxes. I grew up in a time when if you were in teen magazines, that meant you didn’t do anything outside of being a teen star, and when your teen years were over, you may as well hang it up and say goodbye. Someone might expect my music would suck, but would they suspect it has artistic integrity, or concepts and higher thought processes than your average pop candy? That’s why I started this whole thing, with the concept of Corey’s Angels. I thought, ‘Hey, let’s do a concept album about angels, and let’s create an all-angel band of super-talented amazing female musicians.'”
Watch footage from Feldman’s original Today Show performance below.