Interviews

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

Tony Banks on Solo LP, Genesis: ‘Never Say Never’

The “average piano student” became the keyboardist and co-founder of one of the biggest bands in the world. He talks about their growth

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Eric Burdon: A Conversation With an Animal

More than 50 years after he first arrived with the Animals, one of the great British blues-rock belters of all time is still going strong.

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Yoko Ono: A Rare Interview, From the Dakota

In honor of this true individualist, we present a “lost” interview from 2003, when Yoko was emerging as a dance music star.

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‘Hotel California’ Producer on the Making of the LP

They had one song prepared when they entered the studio. By the time they finished the album nine months later, they’d created a masterpiece. Our exclusive talk with Bill Szymczyk

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Producer Jack Douglas: On Lennon and Cheap Trick

After producing classic albums by Aerosmith, Jack Douglas helped a band from Illinois gets its start. Then came December 1980.

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John Lennon: Lost Interview From 1973

In this Q-and-A that hasn’t appeared for decades, the musician talks about his upcoming recording plans, Apple business, the reunion question, and getting old

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Joe Perry Interview: Aerosmith Then & Now + More

Forget about that farewell tour–Aerosmith is nowhere near done, the guitarist tells us in this intimate interview on a variety of topics.

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George Martin: The Lost Interview

This 1971 Q-and-A with the late producer hasn’t appeared since 1974. He answers questions about music and drugs, his surprise upon hearing Let it Be and his lack of financial participation with the Beatles

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Linda Ronstadt—A Rare Interview (Part Two)

In an intimate conversation, the Rock Hall of Famer discusses the ’70s SoCal singer-songwriter boom and how her backing band evolved into the Eagles

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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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