Interviews

Our discussions with many significant classic rock artists and others.

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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Tony Banks on Genesis’ Rise to Stadium Shows

The “average piano student” became the keyboardist and co-founder of one of the biggest bands in the world. He talks about their growth

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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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Tom Scholz Talks About Boston’s Recording Process

On the eve of the band’s big 2017 Hyper Space Tour, the mastermind behind one of classic rock’s biggest bands spoke to us about touring, recording and more

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Tom Scholz on Brad Delp: ‘Best Male Studio Singer I’ve Ever Heard’

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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Alone Now with Tommy James: A Revealing Interview

He came to fame in 1966 after a song he and his teenage band, the Shondells, covered hit the top of the charts. The hitmaker reflects on his long career

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America’s Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell: 10 Questions (+ Tour Dates Galore!)

“We’re influenced by the times we live in and the changes we go through growing up. It’s a special thing to be able to reflect those events in a song.”

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Yoko Ono: A ‘Lost’ Interview, From the Dakota

In honor of this true individualist, we present a “lost” interview from 2003, when Yoko was emerging as a dance music star.

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Ray Manzarek on The Doors’ 6 Studio Albums: The ‘Lost’ Interviews

“Robby or Jim would come up with the original idea. But boy, the four of us would get together, change and modify and polish the songs.”–Ray Manzarek

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The Zombies’ Unusual Path of Their ‘Odessey & Oracle’ LP

Our interview with the band’s Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, and musician Al Kooper, who knew a hit when he heard one in “Time of the Season”

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