Interviews

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

David Bowie: ‘In the ’70s, I Never Felt Like a Rock Star’

An interview with a senior label exec covering a range of topics: “I’m not a great singer,” Ziggy’s clothes + the answer to “Is it hard being David Bowie?”

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Rolling Stones Documentaries Coming To TV

Our interview with Paul Dugdale on the challenges he faced shooting the landmark 2016 concert and the Cuban audience’s reaction to seeing the Stones perform

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Steve Miller on Blues, Jazz and the Rock Hall

The classic rocker grew up with jazz and blues greats as houseguests. The Space Cowboy on his roots and why he’s still unhappy with the Rock & Hall of Fame.

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Joe Elliott of Def Leppard on Mott The Hoople

The lead vocalist of one of the world’s most popular contemporary hard rock bands was influenced by the lead vocalist of a great ’70s band. He tells us why

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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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Ronnie Wood Interview: A Rolling Stone Remembers

With the release of the band’s ‘Blue & Lonesome’ album, we chat with the guitarist on his R&B roots, Faces, Jeff Beck and, of course, the Stones.

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Authors Discuss Their Stunning, New Motown Book

Adam White and Barney Ales – Berry Gordy’s longtime #2 exec – share stories about creating the book and Motown’s drive for hits. “You never gave up”

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When Lou Reed Met Metallica: Lou on ‘Lulu’

A 2011 interview with Lou Reed on “Lulu,” his controversial collaboration with Metallica, published in its entirety for the first time.

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Jimmy Webb on Songwriting (and That Cake), Pt. 1

The consummate pop songwriter, whose credits include “MacArthur Park,” “Wichita Lineman” and so many more, in conversation.

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Producer Giles Martin on His Beatles Projects

The son of the legendary George Martin says: “I never, ever planned or thought that I’d work on Beatles material.” He talks about how that all changed with The Beatles Love

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