Interviews

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

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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Nancy Wilson of Heart: An Intimate Conversation

For more than four decades, she has co-led Heart. Now, she’s on to something new altogether. We speak with one of rock’s great frontwomen.

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Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad: Interview

What was it like to be in a band popular enough to sell out Shea Stadium, even while rock critics despised you? We asked Mark Farner.

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The Rick Wakeman Interview: Yes, ARW

In the second part of our interview, the British prog keyboard legend chats about his prog rock career, his solo work, and why he started wearing those famous capes!

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Interview: Santana’s Michael Shrieve Then and Now

The drummer had a big moment at the original Woodstock festival – at age 20. The chemistry was there when that lineup reunited for a 2016 album and several dates “but then it was gone.” He’s not sitting idle though; his own 5-piece keeps him busy

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Graham Bonnet on Rainbow: Since You Been Gone

The singer fronts his own band now and talks about buying the classic rock group’s albums for his audition because he didn’t know who they were

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Carlos Santana, Wife Cindy, Isley Bros Talk New LP

The two legacy artists have forged a mutual admiration society and the result is their Power of Peace album. “Somewhere between fun and joy and happy”

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Peter Asher Q&A: Producing Linda Ronstadt & More

In our detailed interview, most of it previously unpublished, the master producer talks about his work with Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Ringo, Cher & more

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