On Sunday, December 18, former Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson joined musician Rob Gonzalez for a very special charity concert in Beverly Hills.
LookToTheStars.org got the chance to talk to the singers prior to the “Home For The Holidays – A Concert To Benefit The Angeles Clinic Foundation” event.
Kevin, the world has been thrilled you recently joined the Backstreet Boys for a reunion. Would you consider yourself as the band’s philanthropic voice?
All of us have our own causes that speak to us individually. My past was a little more political with my environmental endeavors. But cancer is very close to my heart.
My cousin Brian was born with a heart defect; so he founded the Health Heart Club for Kids, which he’s been running for years.
And Howie lost his sister to Lupus; so he has a Lupus foundation. AJ’s been doing a lot of work, as well.
Rob, you are compared to legends like Van Morrison and Ray Charles. What do you think is the purpose of music in society?
Music unites everyone on a common playing field. The purpose of music is to just bring people together—to elevate people to a higher ground. But it has many, many contributions it has to offer, like bringing about social changes.
Myself personally, I’ve always loved that fact that I can use my music to contribute and give back.
Kevin, what do you think is music’s point?
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