Behind the Curtain: Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Behind the Curtain:  Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Sometimes, interviews don’t go well. It’s part of the business, and as rock journalist Steve Rosen can attest in his latest Behind the Curtain entry, it happens.  I’m often asked, “What is the worst interview you ever did?” It’s an interesting turn of phrase, because lurking behind the suggestive and intriguing façade of the query […]

Buzz: Frank Zappa Hologram Shows Coming in 2018

Buzz: Frank Zappa Hologram Shows Coming in 2018

If you’ve ever dreamed of catching the legendary Frank Zappa live in concert, and are willing to do so with a composite hologram of his likeness, you’re in luck. The Zappa Family Trust has teamed up with Eyellusion, the premier hologram production company of the music business, to do just that in 2018, it was […]

Feelin’ Stronger Every Day: Q&A with Founding Chicago Drummer Danny Seraphine

Feelin’ Stronger Every Day: Q&A with Founding Chicago Drummer Danny Seraphine

With over 130 million albums sold worldwide, Chicago became one of the world’s biggest rock and roll bands thanks to their signature horn-driven, jazz/rock sound. Throughout the ‘70s, Chicago were a hit-making machine, delivering radio friendly stalwarts like 25 or 6 to 4, Beginnings, Make Me Smile, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Just You […]

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 […]

Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

As songwriter and guitarist for the Doors, Robby Krieger earned his rightful place in rock and roll history. Penning such timeless hits as Light my Fire, Touch Me, Love Me Two Times, and Love Her Madly, Krieger’s free-form jazz-flamenco inflected licks fueled the Dionysian darkness of the Doors’ musical milieu and helped transform the fledgling local […]

‘Elvis & Ginger’ (Interview with Ginger Alden)

‘Elvis & Ginger’ (Interview with Ginger Alden)

37 years after his death, Elvis Presley remains one of the most celebrated and beloved music icons and his appeal spans generations and continents. And while Elvis is known from Tibet to Tulsa and all points in between, very few people knew the private Elvis behind closed doors and inside Graceland. His closet confidantes were a fiercely […]