Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher

Behind the Curtain: Bonding with Rory Gallagher

For this month’s Behind the Curtain installment, Steve Rosen recounts a special kinship with late guitar icon Rory Gallagher. Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com Rory Gallagher was a reluctant hero, a soft-spoken Irishman offstage who was nothing like the bigger-than-life persona his fans saw onstage. When you watched the diminutive musician from Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland […]

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 strange, haunting and disturbing—not unlike the man himself. A Crimson song was unsettling—so was Fripp. A Crimson album was dark—the stuff nightmares were made of—and […]

Behind the Curtain: Johnny Winter

Behind the Curtain: Johnny Winter

Photo by: Glen LaFerman www.glenlaferman.com 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 on. I was looking through some of the picks and found a lot of them belonged to the very same […]

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, articulate and totally willing to immerse himself in the moment. That is, when he was sitting there with you his mind wasn’t somewhere else though […]