Jet’s Chris Cester on ‘Get Born’ and ‘Shine On’ Reissues and Reuniting to Open for Bruce Springsteen

Jet’s Chris Cester on ‘Get Born’ and ‘Shine On’ Reissues and Reuniting to Open for Bruce Springsteen

In 2003, the songs “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” and “Rollover DJ” were everywhere. Consisting of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums, respectively, Jet were a breath of fresh air. After a few, interminable years of droning, shoegazing rock from the likes […]

Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

The former Byrd and Burrito Brother delivers an instant classic, with help from his famous friends “Well, we got it right,” Tom Petty told the L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis in the final interview with the legendary rocker, just days before his death on October 2, when Lewis congratulated him on the success of the album he’d […]

Roger Waters: The Interview

Roger Waters: The Interview

“Lab coats? Yeah, I suppose there were people in lab coats. Engineers,” Roger Waters says after I hand him a set of coasters with images of equipment from Abbey Road Studios in the 1960s that I’d spied sitting on a coffee table while waiting for him to arrive at a Manhattan recording studio for our […]

Music, Life and Social Media with Robyn Hitchcock (Q&A)

Music, Life and Social Media with Robyn Hitchcock (Q&A)

Whether you’re a fan of the Soft Boys, Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians or simply Robyn Hitchcock as a solo singer-songwriter, there’s definitely something for you in the English musician’s new self-titled, Brendan Benson-produced album. The legendary tunesmith tells me at the outset of our conversation that he sees the album as almost a summary […]

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