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  1. Interviews: Bono Opens Up in an '84 Chat Interviews Bono Opens Up in an '84 Chat Nov 19, 1984 Interviews: Bono Opens Up in an '84 Chat Nov 19, 1984

    U2's frontman turns 54 today. Hear him 30 years ago talking about the Boy-October-War trilogy and the making of The Unforgettable Fire.

  2. Interviews: Tommy James Recalls the '60s Interviews Tommy James Recalls the '60s Dec 3, 1988 Interviews: Tommy James Recalls the '60s Dec 3, 1988

    The pop singer and leader of the Shondells reminisces about "Mony Mony," "Hanky Panky" and "Crimson and Clover" in this 1988 interview.

  3. Interviews: Roy Orbison Reminisces Interviews Roy Orbison Reminisces Jun 28, 1979 Interviews: Roy Orbison Reminisces Jun 28, 1979

    The American music legend, who was born on this day in 1936, talks about his early years on Sun Records in this '79 chat with Robert Klein.

  4. Interviews: Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up Interviews Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up Lone Star Cafe Jan 1, 1985 Interviews: Stevie Ray Vaughan Opens Up Lone Star Cafe | Jan 1, 1985 watch video

    The Texas guitar hero speaks candidly about his upbringing and influences in this pre-rehab interview from 1985 at the Lone Star Cafe.

  5. Interviews: A George Harrison Chat in '75 Interviews A George Harrison Chat in '75 Aug 24, 1975 Interviews: A George Harrison Chat in '75 Aug 24, 1975

    Hear the former Beatle discuss his early influences, the downside of Beatlemania and the concept of karma.

  6. Interviews: Happy Birthday, Keith Richards! Interviews Happy Birthday, Keith Richards! Nov 12, 1988 Interviews: Happy Birthday, Keith Richards! Nov 12, 1988

    The Stones' guitarist and resident riffmeister turns 70 today. Hear him speak about his 1988 solo release, Talk Is Cheap

  7. Interviews: David Bowie Speaks, 1978 Interviews David Bowie Speaks, 1978 Jan 23, 1978 Interviews: David Bowie Speaks, 1978 Jan 23, 1978

    In this revealing chat, Bowie talks about the characters he invented, the burgeoning punk movement and the merits of shock value.

  8. Interviews: Happy Birthday, Woody Allen! Interviews Happy Birthday, Woody Allen! Jan 23, 1977 Interviews: Happy Birthday, Woody Allen! Jan 23, 1977

    The author-playwright-filmmaker turns 78 today. Hear him talking about his upcoming movie Annie Hall in this 1977 interview.

  9. Interviews: Louis Armstrong Reminisces, 1970 Interviews Louis Armstrong Reminisces, 1970 Jul 23, 1970 Interviews: Louis Armstrong Reminisces, 1970 Jul 23, 1970

    In this fascinating chat with George Wein, Satchmo talks about brass bands in New Orleans, "Bourbon Street Parade" and "Mack the Knife."

  10. Interviews: Lou Reed With Scott Muni Interviews Lou Reed With Scott Muni Jan 14, 1989 Interviews: Lou Reed With Scott Muni Jan 14, 1989

    In this 1989 interview with the legendary WNEW DJ, Reed discusses his current album New York and his songwriting process.

  11. Interviews: Reminiscing With Captain Trips Interviews Reminiscing With Captain Trips Sep 22, 1975 Interviews: Reminiscing With Captain Trips Sep 22, 1975

    In a 1975 interview, Jerry Garcia talks about Bill Graham, the Acid Tests, 'old-time lunacy' in Haight-Ashbury and the world community of freaks.

  12. Interviews: A Chat With Jerry Garcia & Mickey Hart Interviews A Chat With Jerry Garcia & Mickey Hart May 10, 1979 Interviews: A Chat With Jerry Garcia & Mickey Hart May 10, 1979

    In this 1979 interview, Mickey talks about playing on the Apocalypse Now soundtrack, Jerry talks about guitar and "flying into the '80s."

  13. Interviews: Jerry Garcia on Movies, ESP and LSD Interviews Jerry Garcia on Movies, ESP and LSD Aug 6, 1975 Interviews: Jerry Garcia on Movies, ESP and LSD Aug 6, 1975

    In this 1975 interview with Mary Travers, Jerry discusses making a Grateful Dead film, Kesey's Acid Tests and developing band chemistry.

  14. Interviews: On Being Madonna Interviews On Being Madonna Aug 20, 1984 Interviews: On Being Madonna Aug 20, 1984

    Madge, who turns 55 today, reflects on arriving in New York City for the first time with $35 in her pocket in this 1984 interview with Lisa Robinson.

  15. Interviews: Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Interviews Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Jul 23, 1989 Interviews: Joe Cocker on Beatlemania Jul 23, 1989

    In this rare interview for the World of Rock radio show, Joe Cocker relates his Beatlemania experiences and fond memories of Woodstock.

  16. Interviews: Time With Tina Turner Interviews Time With Tina Turner Jan 20, 1985 Interviews: Time With Tina Turner Jan 20, 1985

    Learn a thing or two from the crowned Queen of Rock with this personal interview, only a year after her hit "What's Love Got to Do With It?"

  17. Interviews: Mark Knopfler's Work & Influences Interviews Mark Knopfler's Work & Influences Jun 6, 1988 Interviews: Mark Knopfler's Work & Influences Jun 6, 1988

    The Dire Straits frontman speaks about his involvement with a number of good causes, and about some of his earliest musical influences.

  18. Interviews: Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After Interviews Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After Sep 19, 1975 Interviews: Alvin Lee, Beyond Ten Years After Sep 19, 1975

    Remember the late Alvin Lee as he talks with Mary Travers in 1975 about why he left Ten Years After and how his newest album was recorded.

  19. Interviews: Remembering George Harrison Interviews Remembering George Harrison Aug 24, 1975 Interviews: Remembering George Harrison Aug 24, 1975

    On what would have been his 70th birthday, celebrate the life of the "quiet" Beatle, speaking for an hour on his early influences and spirituality.

  20. Interviews: An Interview With Ben E. King Interviews An Interview With Ben E. King Nov 19, 1988 Interviews: An Interview With Ben E. King Nov 19, 1988

    Ben E. King, the Drifters member who wrote the classic "Stand By Me," opens up about his career, his life and his inspirations.

  21. Interviews: The Neville Brothers' True Stories Interviews The Neville Brothers' True Stories Apr 22, 1994 Interviews: The Neville Brothers' True Stories Apr 22, 1994

    Aaron Neville released My True Story this week, featuring production by Keith Richards. Now, hear all the Nevilles tell their stories in these '94 interviews.

  22. Interviews: The Legend of Frankie Valli Interviews The Legend of Frankie Valli Oct 29, 1988 Interviews: The Legend of Frankie Valli Oct 29, 1988

    In this interview with Frankie Valli, he humbly speaks of his massive achievements over three generations.

  23. Interviews: Behind the Music With Bob Seger Interviews Behind the Music With Bob Seger Jul 22, 1979 Interviews: Behind the Music With Bob Seger Jul 22, 1979

    In this 47-minute interview with Bob Seger, he opens up about his youth and inspiration behind his successful career.

  24. Interviews: Remembering Bill Graham Interviews Remembering Bill Graham Jan 14, 1989 Interviews: Remembering Bill Graham Jan 14, 1989

    The legendary rock promoter would have turned 82 this week. Featured here is an '89 interview with the man discussing the 1967 Human Be-In.

  25. Interviews: Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Interviews Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Jul 9, 1978 Interviews: Bruce Springsteen Chats About 'Darkness' Jul 9, 1978

    Though audibly uncomfortable with promoting himself, the Boss opens up for invaluable moments of candor in this chat, a must-listen for Bruce fans.

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  1. Interviews: Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Interviews Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Oct 29, 1988 Interviews: Paul Simon Discusses His Greatest Hits Oct 29, 1988

    In this 1988 interview, Simon shared lyrical insights, compositional inspirations, and recording session memories.

  2. Interviews: Woody Allen Turns 77 Interviews Woody Allen Turns 77 Jan 23, 1977 Interviews: Woody Allen Turns 77 Jan 23, 1977

    The prolific filmmaker, who was born on this day in 1935, is heard in this 1977 interview talking about his career and his upcoming film, 'Annie Hall.'

  3. Interviews: George Harrison Talks Beatlemania Interviews George Harrison Talks Beatlemania Aug 24, 1975 Interviews: George Harrison Talks Beatlemania Aug 24, 1975

    On the anniversary of All Things Must Pass, listen to George Harrison wax philosophical about the Beatles success, Hinduism, and running a record label.

  4. Interviews: Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Interviews Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Jan 20, 1985 Interviews: Tina Turner's Long Road to the Top Jan 20, 1985

    In 1984 at the age of 44, Tina Turner finally hit #1. Hear her talk about her first #1 single in this interview less than a year later.

  5. Interviews: Bill Withers' Unexpected Life in Music Interviews Bill Withers' Unexpected Life in Music Aug 6, 1988 Interviews: Bill Withers' Unexpected Life in Music Aug 6, 1988

    Hear Withers discuss his late start in music in his down-to-earth manner and look for his 9-album box set spanning '71-'85, available now.

  6. Interviews: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters Interviews Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters Interviews: Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters David Gilmour and Roger Waters Interviewed

    These back-to-back 1984 interviews with Waters and Gilmour give insight on their respective solo careers.

  7. Interviews: Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Interviews Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Jun 21, 1982 Interviews: Townshend on Townshend in 1982 Jun 21, 1982

    Pete's been making the rounds in support of his new autobiography, but the press tour is nothing new to the opinionated songwriter.

  8. Interviews: Happy Birthday, 'Diamond' David Lee Roth Interviews Happy Birthday, 'Diamond' David Lee Roth May 13, 1983 Interviews: Happy Birthday, 'Diamond' David Lee Roth May 13, 1983

    Van Halen veteran Diamond Dave turns 59 years old today. Hear him talk off the cuff about Eddie's genius and his fear of flying in an interview from 1983.

  9. Interviews: John and Sean Lennon, Birthday Twins Interviews John and Sean Lennon, Birthday Twins Sep 24, 1980 Interviews: John and Sean Lennon, Birthday Twins Sep 24, 1980

    In a beautiful coincidence, John Lennon and his son Sean were born on the same day, October 9th. Hear John talk about his relationship with his son in detail.

  10. Interviews: Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Interviews Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Jul 23, 1989 Interviews: Joe Cocker's Stories from the Road Jul 23, 1989

    In the midst of a 1989 European tour, JC took time to talk shop with World of Rock radio host Scott Muni.

  11. Interviews: The Songwriter's Companion: John Hiatt Interviews The Songwriter's Companion: John Hiatt Feb 11, 1989 Interviews: The Songwriter's Companion: John Hiatt Feb 11, 1989

    On the release of his latest collection of songs, Mystic Pinball, listen to Hiatt's mid-career musings in this interview.

  12. Interviews: Hanging on the Phone With Bill Graham Interviews Hanging on the Phone With Bill Graham Jan 14, 1989 Interviews: Hanging on the Phone With Bill Graham Jan 14, 1989

    The original rock impresario reminisces about the Human Be-In, the beginning of the Summer of Love and the San Francisco scene.

  13. Interviews: George Benson's Crossover Challenge Interviews George Benson's Crossover Challenge Jan 1, 1989 Interviews: George Benson's Crossover Challenge Jan 1, 1989

    Superstar guitarist-singer George Benson talks about being caught in the middle of popular music and jazz in this 1989 interview.

  14. Interviews: Al Di Meola Sounds Off Interviews Al Di Meola Sounds Off Jul 14, 1978 Interviews: Al Di Meola Sounds Off Jul 14, 1978

    Fusion guitar hero Al Di Meola talks about the state of the industry and the barriers between rock and jazz in this frank 1978 interview.

  15. Interviews: Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Interviews Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Sep 25, 1988 Interviews: Santana On His First 20 Years in Music Sep 25, 1988

    In this 1988 interview, guitar god Carlos Santana reflects on his influences, Woodstock, and other highlights from the first two decades of his life's work.

  16. Interviews: Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Interviews Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Jan 1, 1987 Interviews: Bernie Taupin, the Voice of Elton John Jan 1, 1987

    The great lyricist, poet, and artist, discusses his 1988 solo record, as well what it's like to collaborate with well-known pop stars.

  17. Interviews: KISS Behind the Make-Up Interviews KISS Behind the Make-Up Apr 12, 1979 Interviews: KISS Behind the Make-Up Apr 12, 1979

    Ace and Gene discuss plans for their now-legendary Dynasty tour and the dubious origins of rock critics in this 1979 interview.

  18. Interviews: 'Undercover' with Keith Richards in '83 Interviews 'Undercover' with Keith Richards in '83 Apr 13, 1983 Interviews: 'Undercover' with Keith Richards in '83 Apr 13, 1983

    Catching up with the poster child for rock & roll decadence around the time the Stones were recording the follow-up to Tattoo You.

  19. Interviews: Understanding The Police in 1982 Interviews Understanding The Police in 1982 Oct 18, 1982 Interviews: Understanding The Police in 1982 Oct 18, 1982

    Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers paint three individual pictures of life in one of the world's biggest bands.

  20. Interviews: David Byrne Making Sense Interviews David Byrne Making Sense Nov 19, 1984 Interviews: David Byrne Making Sense Nov 19, 1984

    Recorded in 1984 support of Stop Making Sense, Byrne reluctantly gives away details surrounding the film and tour.

  21. Interviews: Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Interviews Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Sep 4, 1977 Interviews: Getting Personal with Ringo Starr Sep 4, 1977

    In this '77 interview, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) guides us through his history, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.

  22. Interviews: Jerry Garcia On Topless Bars, Music Interviews Jerry Garcia On Topless Bars, Music Aug 6, 1975 Interviews: Jerry Garcia On Topless Bars, Music Aug 6, 1975

    During this series of interviews from 1975, there is little ground Garcia doesn't cover, from drugs to Socialism.

  23. Interviews: Freddie Mercury, Brutally Honest Interviews Freddie Mercury, Brutally Honest Jan 1, 1983 Interviews: Freddie Mercury, Brutally Honest Jan 1, 1983

    In this revealing interview from 1983, Mercury discusses the strained band dynamic as well as his penchant for hotel trashing.

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