Rod Stewart joins me In the Studio for a rare conversation to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his 2013 album “Time”.
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To illustrate how seriously many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom by early 1973, you need look no further than Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” to see how this progressive rock movement had matured, with spectacular results both artistically and commercially, confirmed in this fiftieth anniversary classic rock interview by my guests, musical lunar explorers David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Nick Mason.
No less than four of Joe Cocker’s many albums have significant anniversaries: “Joe Cocker (1972)”,”Sheffield Steel”(’82),”Unchain My Heart”(’87), & “Night Calls” in 1992…By way of a “best of” these, here is my 2004 interview with the late Joe Cocker at the time of his excellent “Heart and Soul” release.
…In part one of this classic rock interview I make the case that no one waiting in the wings of the Rock Hall has done more for rock music over the last half century, in more ways, than Todd Rundgren.
Jim calls out the companies big and small who were first offered the VariLite …and passed (it’s a big club, they should print up jackets ); Genesis manager Tony Smith catches the Hail Mary pass; wire-wrapping thousands of microprocessor card connections by hand, flawlessly, & delivering 55 VariLites to Genesis in nine months, Sept 1981; […]
How then do we explain Creedence Clearwater Revival and their five hit albums in three years, leaving the best for July 1970’s “Cosmo’s Factory” , all written, arranged, produced, and sung solely by John Fogerty fifty years ago? Enjoy my very rare classic rock interview.
Ten years ago “It’s Only Natural” that Aussie all-stars Crowded House would want to celebrate. It was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the brilliantly eclectic, melodic quartet and they had a new studio album, “Intriguer”, dropping as well…
When interviewing Keith Richards in early January 1989 ostensibly about his solo album Talk is Cheap, I was repeatedly reminded by his delightful publicist Jane Rose not to ask about the 900 pound gorilla in the studio: the Rolling Stones, and Richards’ long and very public estrangement from Mick Jagger then which had rendered the band […]
When Tommy Shaw, just recently estranged then from arena-fillers Styx, brought his Girls With Guns solo band to a Ft. Worth nightclub in an otherwise empty strip mall on a chilly Sunday November night in 1984, what I expected to see and hear, and what was actually offered up, were two completely different things, providing […]
Before he died in March 2013 Phil Ramone collaborated with a plethora of music superstars, including RAY CHARLES, BOB DYLAN, ARETHA FRANKLIN, PAUL MCCARTNEY, QUINCY JONES, FRANK SINATRA, STEVIE WONDER, BURT BACHARACH, BONO, MADONNA, and PAUL SIMON, among many others. More recently, he produced TONY BENNETT‘s “Duets II” set from 2011, when he also reunited […]