Interviews

Our discussions with many significant classic rock artists and others.

Joe Walsh’s ‘But Seriously, Folks’: Behind the Scenes

“Coming off of ‘Hotel California,’ this was just big fun. This was dessert. It wasn’t drudgery, it wasn’t work, it wasn’t doing things over and over again.”

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Steve Forbert’s Tunes—An Interview with the Singer-Songwriter

“As you get older, you might want to express yourself through things you see around you, since you’re not out raising hell.”–Forbert

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David Crosby Gives an Interview—To a High School Journalism Class

Exclusive! The always-outspoken, 80-year-old Croz spoke with a group of Colorado students, answering all of their questions frankly.

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Whatever Happened to Stephen Talbot, ‘Leave It to Beaver”s Gilbert? We Asked Him!

Talbot on Jerry Mathers [Beaver]: “He carried that show. He was smart, and in the last couple of years, he was chafing against playing dumb.”

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Eric Burdon: A Conversation With an Animal

More than 50 years after he first arrived with the Animals, one of the great British blues-rock belters of all time is still going strong.

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Talent Legend John Hammond on Signing Springsteen, Aretha

The Columbia Records executive discovered Billie Holiday, Aretha, Dylan, Springsteen – “I think he’s going to be a giant” – and more, in his unparalleled career

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Making the Scene With Lenny Kaye: Musician, Author, Record Collector, Fan

Kaye: “Ideas start coming together, almost like cosmic dust starts to form a planet. Then there’s a realization that something different is happening.”

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Tommy James Q&A: The Music, the Mob & ‘Mony Mony’

“We’re looking up into the New York sky and first thing my eyes fall on is the Mutual of NY insurance company sign. It just flashes MONY MONY.”

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Reboot: Nancy Sinatra Remembers Her Unlikely But Brilliant Collaborator, Lee Hazlewood

“We used to call it Beauty and the Beast!” says Nancy Sinatra on her unlikely, but hugely successful, pairing with the producer, songwriter and arranger.

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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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