Interviews

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

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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John Hammond: Lost Interview (On Aretha, Dylan)

The late Columbia Records talent executive discovered Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen and more in his unparalleled career

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John Mayall: A Chat With the British Blues Legend

For more than 50 years he’s been the reigning king of British blues. He’s got a new album, a new live show and no intention of slowing down.

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Steve Miller Exclusive: Big Plans for 2018

There will be boxed sets and remastering of his catalog. He reveals: “There are miles of unreleased performances.” Universal Music said: “What do you want to do?”

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Arlo Guthrie Talks Woody, ‘Alice,’ Seeger

A half-century after the death of his folk legend father, Woody, and the release of ‘Alice’s Restaurant,’ the singer-songwriter still hears the call.

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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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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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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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