Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen’s New Book ‘Been So Long’ Recalls His Journey from Jefferson Airplane to Hot Tuna and Beyond

Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen’s New Book ‘Been So Long’ Recalls His Journey from Jefferson Airplane to Hot Tuna and Beyond

Jorma Kaukonen has been a force in rock music for more than a half-century. A founding member of two groundbreaking bands – Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna – the singer-guitarist has just released his new autobiography, Been So Long: My Life and Music. Kaukonen’s guitar work with the Airplane helped define psychedelic rock guitar; at the […]

Q&A: Gilbert O’Sullivan Brings His Musical Kaleidoscope to His New Self-Titled Album

Q&A: Gilbert O’Sullivan Brings His Musical Kaleidoscope to His New Self-Titled Album

Gilbert O’Sullivan’s music was omnipresent in the 1970’s, riding high in that period with hits like “Alone Again (Naturally),” “Clair,” and “Get Down.”  During much of the 80’s, however, he seemed to fade from view. But throughout his career, he has been busy … paving new musical paths and following his muse, regardless of musical […]

Alan Parsons on 35+ Years of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ Proper Speaker System Setup and His New Album (Q&A)

Alan Parsons on 35+ Years of ‘Eye in the Sky,’ Proper Speaker System Setup and His New Album (Q&A)

Alan Parsons made his initial mark in the music world by engineering or producing successful late 1960s and ‘70s releases by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney & Wings, Al Stewart, Ambrosia and others. After forming The Alan Parsons Project with Eric Woolfson and a releasing a run of bestselling albums, they emerged with the […]

Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)

Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Legacy: ‘We’re Trying to Find Some Version of Ourselves’ (Q&A)

The Flaming Lips are unique for a major label, chart-topping band. They don’t compromise on their artistic vision, and they’re not afraid to make flops, especially if they scratch the band’s collective creative itch, or lead to something greater in the future. Along the way during the group’s 30-plus year career, core members Wayne Coyne […]

Q&A: Band Chemistry, the Greatest Rock Riffs and Our ‘Cultural Black Hole’ with the Magpie Salute’s Rich Robinson

Q&A: Band Chemistry, the Greatest Rock Riffs and Our ‘Cultural Black Hole’ with the Magpie Salute’s Rich Robinson

Sophomore jinx? Not a chance. Fresh from a seasoned slate of live dates peppered around the country, High Water I, the sophomore album by the Magpie Salute, whites out the band’s confident debut long player and imbues the follow up with an incendiary collection of tunes ready made for the concert stage. Guitarist Rich Robinson, […]