Interviews

Our discussions with many significant classic rock artists and others.

J. Geils Talks About His Former Band: Last Interview

The guitarist, born John Geils, Jr., left the band several years before he passed. “I wish them well. I don’t know how they feel about me”

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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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The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone: Interview

Our writer followed the British Invasion band from gig to gig. The result? Their co-founder talked about their tour of a classic album

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Little Steven Interview: Going Back to School

“I sincerely believe now it’s important to teach kids how to think instead of what to think,” Van Zandt says. “The arts is connecting the dots.”

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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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Grand Funk Railroad: The Highs & the Lows

In a wide-ranging conversation, GFR’s guitarist Mark Farner recalls the band’s early days, peak years and the often bitter aftermath

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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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George Martin: The Lost Interview

This 1971 Q-and-A with the late producer hasn’t appeared since 1974. He answers questions about music and drugs, his surprise upon hearing Let it Be and his lack of financial participation with the Beatles

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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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Graham Bonnet on Rainbow: Since You Been Gone

The singer fronts his own band now and talks about buying the classic rock group’s albums for his audition because he didn’t know who they were

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