Interviews

Read the questions and answers in verbatim interviews with significant classic rock artists and others.

Tom Jones Interview: Keeping It Real

While most artists of his age have long ago settled into complacency, the Welsh dynamo keeps trying new things. We chat with the legend.

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The Zombies Celebrate Their 50-Year ‘Odessey’

Our interview with the band’s Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone as the celebrate a big anniversary, and musician Al Kooper, who knew a hit when he heard one in “Time of the Season”

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Mike Rutherford Still Living His Musical Years

Our Mike Rutherford interview in which the classic rocker talks about Mike + the Mechanics and addresses the ever-present Genesis reunion questions

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Marianne Faithfull Interview: As Years Go By

We first heard her as one of the women of the British Invasion. When she came back to our attention more than a decade later, she’d changed entirely.

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Grand Funk Railroad: The Highs & the Lows

In a wide-ranging conversation, GFR’s guitarist Mark Farner recalls the band’s early days, peak years and the often bitter aftermath

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Beatles Doc Filmmaker Alan G. Parker: Q-and-A

The veteran music filmmaker / Beatles fanatic talks about some surprising discoveries he had while making It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond

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Donovan Interview: Sunshine Superman and More

In a freewheeling, often revealing conversation, the Scottish singer-songwriter and Rock Hall inductee talks about his first big hit of the psychedelic era

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The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine on Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys’ founding member Al Jardine speaks with Best Classic Bands on the making of the group’s iconic album, ‘Pet Sounds’

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Leon Russell Talks His Career and Collaborations

In our extensive 2014 interview, the musician talks about the genius of Brian Wilson, and his work with Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Elton John and others

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Moody Blues Members Recall Days ‘Passed’

Their classic ‘Days of Future Passed’ turns 50 this year. Former band members Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas discuss those heady early years.

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