Interviews

Our discussions with many significant classic rock artists and others.

The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine on Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys’ founding member Al Jardine speaks with Best Classic Bands on the making of the group’s iconic album, ‘Pet Sounds’

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Carlos Santana, Isley Brothers on Their Collaboration

The two legacy artists have forged a mutual admiration society and the result is their Power of Peace album. “Somewhere between fun and joy and happy”

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Joe Elliott of Def Leppard on 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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Tom Scholz Talks Influences, Boston Lead Singers

In Part 2 of our interview: “Brad was the best male studio singer I’ve ever heard and Tommy is the best male stage singer.” He reveals which artists got him excited about rock ‘n’ roll

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J. Geils Talks About His Former Band

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

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Peter Asher Interview: Pop Star to Top Producer

He arrived with the British Invasion as half of Peter and Gordon, then went on to produce such greats as James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt. Pt. 1 of our chat.

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Gregg Allman: A Previously Unpublished Interview

Two years ago, the ABB mainstay was leading his own band and released a killer live album. This conversation with the legend has never before been seen.

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‘Dylan Goes Electric’ Author Talks Newport ’65

Author and folklorist Elijah Wald explores the myths, context and events surrounding the famous electric live debut at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival

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Rolling Stones in Mono – Behind the Boxed Set

ABKCO Records has gathered together all of the mono mixes of the British legends’ earliest albums into a beautiful new boxed set. We spoke with the label’s Chief Audio Engineer

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Preview: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Reissue

A select few were treated to a first-hand preview of the ambitious 50th Anniversary release by project producer Giles Martin. “It’s a humbling process”

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