Interviews

Our discussions with many significant classic rock artists and others.

Steve Miller on ‘Welcome to the Vault,’ Why ‘Abracadabra’ Grabs Ya, and More

“We used to set up our equipment and jam for an hour or two, and a lot of that would get recorded and then you wouldn’t even think about it.”–Steve Miller

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Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker: A Previously Unpublished Interview

“Some people prefer it if the next album is like the one before it. We do have a character, and our character is that we do things differently.”

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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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Pete Townshend ‘Lost’ Interview From 1974

In a special issue celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Who, he talks about his most satisfying album, his admiration for other artists’ work, and more

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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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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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Director Talks About Rolling Stones’ Havana Moon Concert

Our interview with Paul Dugdale on the challenges he faced shooting the landmark 2016 concert and the Cuban audience’s reaction to seeing the Stones perform

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Donovan Interview: Sunshine Superman and Jimmy Page

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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John Hammond: Lost Interview (Signing Springsteen)

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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Tommy James Q&A: The Music, the Mob & the Movie

“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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