Interviews

Our discussions with many significant classic rock artists and others.

Melanie Remembers Woodstock: ‘I Left My Body’

She was only 22 and a relative unknown when she walked onto the stage at Yasgur’s Farm and sang for half a million people. By the end of her set, she was a star.

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D.A. Pennebaker on ‘Monterey Pop,’ Dylan, Hendrix, ‘Ziggy’ & More

The Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, who passed on Aug. 1, 2019, spoke about his encounters with some of rock’s greatest talents.

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Booker T. Jones: A Chat with the Memphis Soul Legend

“Black people thought it was a black band and white people thought it was a white band,” says the keyboardist behind the soul classic “Green Onions.”

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Jon Anderson Talks Yes, Olias, and the 1000 Hands Tour

On the eve of his 75th birthday, the Yes co-founder has no plans to slow down. “In the next 20 years, I’ve gotta do some serious work”

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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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Chatting with Savoy Brown’s Kim Simmonds: 5 Decades of the Blues

Says the British blues legend, “Blues music appealed to me early on because of its honesty. The showbiz element was secondary.”

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Linda Ronstadt—A Rare Interview

It’s been a decade since one of our greatest singers retired, having lost her gift to Parkinson’s. Here she discusses highlights of her career.

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Santana’s Michael Shrieve on Woodstock and More

The drummer had a big moment at the ’69 festival – at age 20. When that lineup reunited for a 2016 album + several dates, the chemistry was there

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BS&T’s David Clayton-Thomas on Woodstock & More

DC-T on Woodstock: “The road manager told us, ‘I don’t think the show tonight’s going to happen. All the traffic is jammed. Nothing is moving.'”

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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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