Interviews

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

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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Talking with Traffic Co-Founder, Dave Mason

Interview with the founding member of Traffic who played with plenty of fellow rock royalty. He calls Traffic “one of the original alternative bands”

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Interview with The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone

Our writer followed the British Invasion band from gig to gig. The result? A Colin Blunstone interview about their tour of a classic album

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The Turtles’ Howard Kaylan Talks: Album By Album

From 1965-70 they were one of America’s biggest singles bands. But they also produced six great albums. Their lead singer shares inside stories about each.

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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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