Interviews

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

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In our detailed interview, most of it previously unpublished, the master producer talks about his work with Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Ringo, Cher & more

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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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Tom Scholz Talks Influences, Boston Lead Singers

In Part 2 of our interview: “Brad was the best male studio singer I’ve ever heard and Tommy is the best male stage singer.” He reveals which artists got him excited about rock ‘n’ roll

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Jay Geils Talks About His Former Band

The guitarist, born John Geils, Jr., left the band several years ago. “I wish them well. I don’t know how they feel about me”

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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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Peter Asher Interview: Pop Star to Top Producer

He arrived with the British Invasion as half of Peter and Gordon, then went on to produce such greats as James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt. Pt. 1 of our chat.

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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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Gregg Rolie Talks Journey, Santana, Ringo & More

He was a core member of the original Santana and Journey and now plays with Ringo. We speak with the keyboardist/vocalist and two-time Rock Hall member.

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