Interviews

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

Rolling Stones in Mono – Behind the Boxed Set

ABKCO Records has gathered together all of the mono mixes of the British legends’ earliest albums into a beautiful new boxed set. We spoke with the label’s Chief Audio Engineer

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Michael Nesmith of The Monkees: A Brief Q&A

The musician, actor and songwriter will receive a prestigious award for his pioneering work in the music video field. We chat with Papa Nez

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Donovan Interview (Part 2): His Greatest Hits

The Scottish singer-songwriter and Rock Hall inductee examines some of his greatest hits including “Season of the Witch” and “There is a Mountain”

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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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Beach Boys’ Mike Love Talks Pet Sounds and More

He’s published his memoir, Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy, and dispels talk about Brian Wilson’s masterpiece. He tells us: “I don’t know if there are any better harmonies, from any vocal group, ever.”

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Donovan Interview (Pt 1): Sunshine Superman at 50

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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Richie Furay Talks About His Supergroups

In our interview, he discusses the brief Buffalo Springfield reunion (and possible album), his recent solo LP and the country rock sound

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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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Dylan Goes Electric Author Talks Newport ’65

Author and folklorist Elijah Wald explores the myths, context and events surrounding the famous electric live debut at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival

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Pete Townshend: The Gibson Classic Interview (Excerpt)

In this Q-and-A which originally appeared on Gibson.com, The Who leader talks about the Who’s Next recording process and his admiration for Lou Reed, The Band and Prince

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