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Pat Benatar Speaks on The Young and the Restless Experience

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As previously reported, music icon Pat Benatar will be heading to Genoa City to perform at Neil Winters' (Kristoff St. John) jazz club later this month. The 55-year-old singer will be joined on The Young and the Restless by husband Neil “Spyder” Giraldo, who also serves as her lead guitarist.

benatar-singing.jpgThe couple stopped by the soap opera's California studios on January 24 to tape two episodes. Despite not following the series closely, the two told Soap Opera Digest they're excited to guest star on the “number-one rated daytime show.”

“It was great.  Everyone was terrific.  They're so sweet, helpful and kind,” Benatar said of The Young and the Restless cast and crew, while Giraldo added that "it should always be this easy.”

Benatar and Giraldo will appear as themselves on a pair of episodes, airing on February 14 and February 15. In the story line, Neil surprises his girlfriend Karen Taylor (Nia Peeples) with the longtime couple.  They'll be performing “Every Time I Fall Back."

While both musicians enjoyed their experience on the drama, neither is keen on pursuing acting.

“No.  I have to tell you, it's a lot harder than it looks,” Benatar said when asked if she'd like to do more acting projects in the future.

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