Here are some true facts about Barry Manilow taken from Seven, the Sunday Telegraph magazine. The things you learn when you have time to kill in an airport lounge...
1. He is good friends with Dave Grohl. They have a mutual admiration thing going on.
2. He loves Katy Perry. "She's just ear and eye candy."
3. He was proud to pose for a photo with Lana Del Rey after an awards show in Germany.
4. And most shocking of all, he's a huge admirer of Marilyn Manson.
"We had a great conversation and really connected," he nods.
Really? With the shock-rocker who collects Nazi memorabilia and has a foetus in a jar? "Yeah, well, I didn't know about that part. But he's pure theatre, and he's musical, too. I turned into a fan--I wrote him a gushy fan letter!"