Huey Lewis talks about acting, touring, playing live and his friend Phil Lynott.

Huey Lewis & The News are in Dublin for a sell out show at the National Stadium.

The band’s last album 'Sports’ sold over eight million copies worldwide. The European tour coincides with the release of the band's fourth album, ‘Four’ featuring two hit singles ‘Stuck With You’ and ‘The Power of Love’.

Huey Lewis enjoys making records and music videos but his real love is playing live. Having played a cameo role in the film ‘Back To The Future’, he has no aspirations to be an actor. Despite the offers of a number of film roles he is not interested and says that there are plenty of out-of-work actors in Hollywood.

I don’t really want to be an actor but I do want to be President of the United States one day.

Huey Lewis recalls the early days of his music career and how he became friends with Phil Lynott.

I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Philip.

His band ‘Clover’ supported Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynott was a great support to him. The two subsequently became good friends. Huey Lewis says that most people do not accomplish half of what Phil achieved in his lifetime.

There’s a lot of people in the industry who owe a big debt of gratitude to Philip.

Success was never something Huey Lewis thought about he just wanted to be a better songwriter, musician and singer.

Future plans include touring the world and converting fans of the record to fans of the live band.

This episode of ‘Evening Extra’ was broadcast on 17 October 1986. The presenter is Richard Crowley.

'Evening Extra' was a nightly magazine programme which ran from Monday to Friday at 7 pm dealing with current issues and people in the news. The first episode was aired on Monday 13 October 1986 and it ran for 278 shows over 2 years until the final show on 29 April 1988. The programme had numerous presenters and reporters including Siobhan Cleary, Richard Crowley, Bibi Baskin, Aonghus McAnally and Shay Healy.