OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Might Get His Man Card Revoked

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After they got Keith Urban to talk about what makes him cry, the last time he had a bath and his love for British new wave pop, he joked to Australian radio show hosts Kyle and Jackie O that he was going to have his man card revoked. But aside from the onslaught of jokes about Urban’s feminine side, the 15-minute interview is so worth listening to. First, because it’s happening in Australia, Urban has to describe what Wisconsin is like. (“It’s actually really nice, lots of farmland.”) Then he calls the 2011 movie, Friends With Kids, a pretty accurate film. He also says he took some good pictures of his daughter Sunday in his big red chair on the Australian set of The Voice. He admits he’s nixed swear words out of his vocabulary, until he gets on his tour bus, where he claims he gets something called “bus mouth.” He tells them the first movie he ever saw of his wife Nicole Kidman’s was Dead Calm. And then he elaborates on the story of his first car accident, when he was taking his girlfriend to see the Thompson Twins (“Hold Me Now,” “Doctor! Doctor!”) in Brisbane in his Ford XB Falcon panel van. The interview is a podcast, so there’s a lot of preliminary patter between the hosts, news stories, weather reports and contests, but fast forward to the 1:11 mark for the Urban interview.

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