L: You’re about to return to Australia for the second time to judge on The Voice. What if a spot opened up on the American Voice? Would you ever want to fill it?
RM: [Sarcasm] Uhhh, I don’t know! That’s funny because I have a friend who was doing The Voice in Mexico and The Voice in Spain at the same time. Yeah, crazy frequent flyer mileage and he’s lost a lot of weight, but he’s doing it! If the opportunity to work with young, talented people that are willing to grow as artists is there, it’s something that I must never say no to. Because, yes, I’m giving all my information, but I also receive so much from them.
L: With everything going on like the new album and The Voice, where do you find your zen?
RM: I don’t know if it’s zen [laughs], but I find moments of tranquility. And then when I became a father, the tranquility went out the window again. It’s another frequency, and I give my kids a lot of credit for -- believe or not -- my sanity! Just looking at them I know that I have to be well. They only have me and that helps me to find that moment of serenity, to meditate, to do my yoga and to go jogging.
L: Regardless of your set list tonight at Moon Palace, what's your favorite song to perform live?
RM: I just did an amazing tour in Australia, and yes, "Livin’ La Vida Loca" was very powerful, and the reaction to it and “She Bangs” was amazing. We went into the ballads when you bring up the Latin sounds --- the very Caribbean, ethnic, percussive African sounds -- that’s when people go crazy! I love performing that, as well. It’s in my veins. The beautiful part of it, is that no matter where you’re from, you will understand it because it’s about the rhythm and the sound.