Interviews

Our discussions with many significant classic rock artists and others.

Dave Clark on ‘All the Hits’: ‘The Imperfections Made Them Perfect’

“We believed the song should have that same excitement of when we played live,” says Dave Clark, on recording the big DC5 hits like “Glad All Over.”

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David Bowie: ‘In the ’70s, I Never Felt Like a Rock Star’

An interview with a senior label exec covering a range of topics: “I’m not a great singer,” Ziggy’s clothes + the answer to “Is it hard being David Bowie?”

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Peter Frampton Interview: Still Very Much Alive!

He recorded one of the best-selling albums in history, and he’s proud of it. But what really makes him happy is being acknowledged as a great guitarist.

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Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas: His Final Interview

Their classic ‘Days of Future Passed’ turned 50 in 2017. Former band members Mike Pinder and Thomas discuss those heady early years

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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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Dave Clark Is Still Glad All Over—A New Interview With the British Invasion Legend

“Ed Sullivan contacted us, but I’d never heard of him so I turned it down. Then, I found out he was huge. I said to the guys, “Quit your jobs.”–Dave Clark

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Marianne Faithfull Interview: As Years Go By

We first heard her as one of the women of the British Invasion. When she came back to our attention more than a decade later, she’d changed entirely.

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Joe Elliott’s Love Letter to 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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Peter Noone on Life After Herman’s Hermits & More

“When we got to America, it went from 2 to 20 to 200 to 2,000 to 20,000 screaming girls in weeks. It was the power of radio.”–Peter Noone

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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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