Interviews

Our discussions with many significant classic rock artists and others.

Paul Simon Biographer Robert Hilburn: Interview

“My goal was to write Paul’s life story, but also explore this subtheme: Where does true artistry come from and how, once achieved, do you protect it against distractions?”

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John Lennon: Lost Interview From 1973

In this Q-and-A that hasn’t appeared for decades, the musician talks about his upcoming recording plans, Apple business, the reunion question, and getting old

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Mike Rutherford Still Living His Musical Years

In our very first interview, we asked the classic rocker about Mike + the Mechanics and the ever-present Genesis reunion rumors

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Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad: Interview

What was it like to be in a band popular enough to sell out Shea Stadium, even while rock critics despised you? We asked Mark Farner.

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Randy Bachman of the Guess Who & BTO: Interview

In the second half of our extensive conversation, the Canadian rock great tells the story of his biggest hits with two legendary bands.

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Joe Perry Interview: Aerosmith Then & Now

Forget about that farewell tour–Aerosmith is nowhere near done, the guitarist tells us in this intimate interview on a variety of topics.

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The Cars’ ‘Drive’ to the Rock Hall

On the eve of their induction, we spoke with band members about the event and career highlights.

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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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Melanie on ‘Candles in the Rain,’ ‘Brand New Key’ & More

“I was just Melanie, the cute flower child person. To the hip people, the real hipsters, I became the cool person to bash. I don’t know how that happened.”

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