Many of my classic rock interviews have subsequently been used in DVDs and feature films, but never more prominently than these conversations with The Byrds Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, and Chris Hillman in the two-part rock documentary now running on Epix called “Laurel Canyon” .
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The Band’s sublime third effort, “Stage Fright” , released in August 1970, went Top 5 and sold over a million copies. Widely viewed along with Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Gram Parsons as fathers of the Americana musical movement, The Band also may have been one of rock’s first alternative groups. In part one of this classic rock interview, main songwriter Robbie Robertson (“The Weight”,”The Night They Drove Ol’Dixie Down”,”Up on Cripple Creek”,”The Shape I’m In”) helps me make that case.
Here is a playlist for you featuring freedom as the theme from Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, Chicago, Crosby Stills and Nash, Don Henley, Jimi Hendrix, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Paul Simon, The Rascals, Rush, Styx, The Byrds, and The Who to celebrate red, white, and boom!
Roger McGuinn takes requests. We discovered that fact when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legendary leader of The Byrds brought that unmistakable voice and trademark twelve string guitar to my Dallas radio show not long after the release of his January 1991 strong solo album Back From Rio. Roger obliged us with a […]
David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash In the Studio for the 50th anniversary of their debut!
This classic rock rock interview is such a treat because you hear Aerosmith founders Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, and Tom Hamilton In the Studio dreaming about days at Lake Sunapee NH before recording their 1973 debut.
Down through the history of mankind, first flights such as The Eagles are revered: the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783 with their hot air balloon; the Wright brothers in 1903 with powered flight…
Spirit was an interesting amalgam of opposites and contrasts, with Jay Ferguson.
Aerosmith “Rocks”. It was a definitive statement in Summer 1976 with no equivocation. This is not the first time in the band’s almost fifty years that Aerosmith has been on hiatus, so I found co-leader guitarist/songwriter Joe Perry in his Boneyard Studio for this classic rock interview to discuss the challenges of maintaining the same personnel over the long career arc of this seminal American band.
“It’s a small song, but it’s the way I feel…”-Tom Kimmel, 1987 Nashville-based singer/ songwriter Tom Kimmel appeared unannounced at Dallas radio station Q102 one day, promoting his 5 to 1 album. He was warm, friendly, with an easy smile, but I had to respectfully inform him that we had no room to add his […]