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Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson

Behind the Curtain: The Challenge of Interviewing Robert Fripp of King Crimson

For this month’s Behind the Curtain, Steve Rosen details the trials and tribulatulations of interviewing one of rock’s most unique personalities… Robert Fripp conjured music with King Crimson that was…

Behind the Curtain: Riding Around with Don Felder and the Eagles

Behind the Curtain: Riding Around with Don Felder and the Eagles

“That’s a big concern of everybody—making  the best record and the best band. Without anybody getting on an ego trip of, ‘I wanna have another song on the record or…

Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder

Behind the Curtain: Smiles, Songs and Chats with Stevie Wonder

Though the moment is just a barely discernible blip on my memory radar, I can still faintly remember seeing Stevie Wonder when he was still Little Stevie Wonder. He was…

Behind the Curtain: The Regret of Turning Down a Full-Band Interview with Queen

Behind the Curtain: The Regret of Turning Down a Full-Band Interview with Queen

Whenever I hear a Queen song on the radio, which is just about every day, it brings me both joy and disgust; pleasure and pain. These emotions are especially strong…

Behind the Curtain: Johnny Winter

Behind the Curtain: Johnny Winter

I started selling guitar picks recently on eBay. I bought a collection from a former guitar tech and I’ve been putting them up on the site for people to bid…

Behind the Curtain: Sharing Studio Time (and Beer) With Zakk Wylde

Behind the Curtain: Sharing Studio Time (and Beer) With Zakk Wylde

When I first met Zakk Wylde around ’93 or ’94, I didn’t know what to expect. I knew he had been the guitarist in Ozzy Osbourne‘s band for about seven…

Behind the Curtain: Dedications and Interviews with Les Paul (and Eddie Van Halen)

Behind the Curtain: Dedications and Interviews with Les Paul (and Eddie Van Halen)

LES PAUL: BEHIND THE CURTAIN  Les Paul was the greatest rock star of all time. Without him there would have been no rock stars at all. Can you imagine the…

Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

Behind the Curtain: Steve Vai

I have interviewed Steve Vai probably 10 times over the course of the past 30 years or so. Each and every time he has been nothing less than engaged, bright,…

Behind the Curtain: B.B. King

Behind the Curtain: B.B. King

Writer’s Note: Those of you who have read the Behind the Curtain column before—and for those who haven’t, this is for you as well—know I write a story each month…

Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen

Behind the Curtain: Fistfights (and Apologies) with Yngwie Malmsteen

Though throwing my drink viciously in the face of Yngwie Malmsteen only required but a split second, I could see it all happening in slow motion. The gin and tonic…

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