American singer Richard Marx, who is set to perform live with Backstreet Boys at the Rock In India festival in New Delhi tonight, says he wants to discover Indian music during his trip to the country.
“I really know very little about India and the music. I'm certainly aware of some of the Indian music that got attention in the US, like Cheb Mami, and of course the great music from Slumdog Millionaire. Hopefully I'll discover some artists when I'm there,” Richard Marx is quoted as saying by a news agency.
The voice behind international hits like 'Right Here Waiting' and 'Hazard', Marx has quite a fan following in India.
“I wish I had come soon as and had more time to explore the country. Frankly, I didn't know I was so popular here.” Marx said.
Marx also admits that he was turned towards Indian music by The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
“Ringo Starr recently turned me on to Tina Sugandh (an Indo-American musician), who is a talented and beautiful artist. On my previous visit to Mumbai two years back, I found out that many people in India knew my music. So I'm very anxious to come and perform here,” he added.