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 […]

Riffin’ with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, ‘Serving the Song’ and Reunions (Q&A)

Riffin’ with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, ‘Serving the Song’ and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album had been getting. “Have you read the Rolling Stone review?” he asks me, almost immediately after we say hello. “Woo! Uncut was a blazer, too, […]

On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

“I adore her,” Chrissie Hynde says of fellow rock legend Stevie Nicks, on whose current tour Hynde’s band the Pretenders are filling the supporting slot. “Stevie’s shows are great, and she’s a darling. She’s got an incredible voice, and it’s a good audience.” While the Pretenders have been fitting in the odd headlining show while […]

A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City with Tom Petty’s “other” band. “They’re more like Rolling Stones than Beatles. It’s a powerful, punchy band.” But McGuinn, who tours the world solo these […]