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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Idol Chatter: A Previously Unpublished Interview with the Late Bobby Rydell

“They wouldn’t pull the hair so much, but they would go for a tie or a cufflink.”–The 50s/’60s teen idol on his over-enthusiastic fans.

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Hollies Singer Allan Clarke Reflects on the Hits and More

“We never thought we would appear on TV and become famous. So when it actually did start happening, it was a bit frightening.”–Allan Clarke

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Leon Russell Talks His Career and Collaborations

In our extensive 2014 interview, the musician talks about the genius of Brian Wilson, and his work with Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Elton John and others

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Herb Alpert Interview: Still Trying to Reach the Promised Land

For a while, in the mid-’60s, he was outselling the Beatles with his group the Tijuana Brass. Now in his late 80s, he still goes to work every day.

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Tony Banks on Genesis’ Rise to Stadium Shows

The “average piano student” became the keyboardist and co-founder of one of the biggest bands in the world. He talks about their growth

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John Hammond On Signing Aretha, Bob Dylan

The late Columbia Records talent executive also discovered Billie Holiday, Bruce Springsteen and more in his unparalleled career

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Nancy Wilson Talks About the Moment She Knew Heart Had Made It

The musician and rock icon talks about her first solo LP, looks back at Heart’s early success and offers advice to her 21-year-old self

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Beach Boys’ Mike Love Talks ‘Pet Sounds’

We asked him how the rumor got started that he didn’t like the album. He tells us: “I don’t know if there are any better harmonies ever”

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Tom Scholz Talks About Boston’s Recording Process

On the eve of the band’s big 2017 Hyper Space Tour, the mastermind behind one of classic rock’s biggest bands spoke to us about touring, recording and more

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