The former SNL cast member and Portlandia co-creator talks about his musical and comedic background in a chat with Paste's Josh Jackson.
The late impresario and former manager of The Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow discusses the power of clothes and music in this 1984 video.
In this '77 interview, Richard Starkey (aka Ringo Starr) guides us through his history, both as a Beatle and a solo artist.
In this 1989 interview with the legendary WNEW DJ, Reed discusses his current album New York and his songwriting process.
The original rock impresario reminisces about the Human Be-In, the beginning of the Summer of Love and the San Francisco scene.
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.
Though audibly uncomfortable with promoting himself, the Boss opens up for invaluable moments of candor in this chat, a must-listen for Bruce fans.
The co-founder of the Jefferson Airplane talks about his relationship with Grace Slick and their daughter China in this '82 interview.
Superstar guitarist-singer George Benson talks about being caught in the middle of popular music and jazz in this 1989 interview.
In the midst of a 1989 European tour, JC took time to talk shop with World of Rock radio host Scott Muni.
Ace and Gene discuss plans for their now-legendary Dynasty tour and the dubious origins of rock critics in this 1979 interview.
Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers paint three individual pictures of life in one of the world's biggest bands.
From scoring Apocalypse Now to their songwriting process, Hart and Garcia discuss all things Dead.
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.
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.
Pete's been making the rounds in support of his new autobiography, but the press tour is nothing new to the opinionated songwriter.
In this interview with Frankie Valli, he humbly speaks of his massive achievements over three generations.
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.
This 1987 radio interview features all four U2 members fielding questions from adoring fans, as well as a guest appearance by the Dalton Brothers!
In this revealing chat, Bowie talks about the characters he invented, the burgeoning punk movement and the merits of shock value.
In this 47-minute interview with Bob Seger, he opens up about his youth and inspiration behind his successful career.
The Dire Straits frontman speaks about his involvement with a number of good causes, and about some of his earliest musical influences.
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.
The singer reminisces about his days with the Drifters and his success as a soloist with "Spanish Harlem" and his immortal hit "Stand By Me."
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.
These back-to-back 1984 interviews with Waters and Gilmour give insight on their respective solo careers.
The irascible guitarist-composer-satirist discusses Alban Berg, Elliott Carter, Charles Ives, the Beatles and his Bongo Fury in a '75 interview.
In this revealing 1978 interview, the artist talks about the characters he invented, the emergence of punk music and the merits of shock value.
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.
The great lyricist, poet, and artist, discusses his 1988 solo record, as well what it's like to collaborate with well-known pop stars.
In this 1988 interview, Simon shared lyrical insights, compositional inspirations, and recording session memories.
Ben E. King, the Drifters member who wrote the classic "Stand By Me," opens up about his career, his life and his inspirations.
The late Texas guitar slinger talks about growing up in Beaumont with early rock 'n' roll and discovering the blues in this interview from 1984.
The comedian/filmmaker discusses his early standup influences and talks about his upcoming film Annie Hall in this hour-long interview.
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?"
The pioneering rapper reminisces about the days of block parties, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and his 1980 smash hit "The Breaks."
The Texas guitar hero speaks candidly about his upbringing and influences in this pre-rehab interview from 1985 at the Lone Star Cafe.
The Metallica bassist discusses the making of the Jaco Pastorius documentary he produced and financed over the course of six years.
In this 1975 interview with Mary Travers, Jerry discusses making a Grateful Dead film, Kesey's Acid Tests and developing band chemistry.
Singer Willy DeVille leads one of the original CBGB house bands through "Venue of Avenue D" and "Gunslinger" in this 1979 set.
A newly-reformed Mamas and Papas played their biggest hit, "California Dreamin," towards the end of this classics filled set in 1982.
Though the music in Zevon's breakthrough album Excitable Boy is lighthearted and catchy, the lyrics can be downright disturbing.
The San Francisco-based alt-rockers play "I Forget It All (When I See You)" and other tunes from their 1984 debut album, In a Chamber.
Drummer Stanton Moore fuels the groove and vocalist Theryl DeClouet provides the soul on this 1998 set of tunes from Crazyhorse Mongoose.
The late, great soul singer performs his hits "Funky Broadway" and "In the Midnight Hour" and covers the Beatles' "Hey Jude" in this '94 set.
Singer Eric Burdon leads one of the key bands of the '60s British Invasion on "It's My Life" and "House of the Rising Sun" in this '83 set.
Clarence Clemons joins Bruce Springsteen on classics like "Thunder Road," "Jungleland" and "Born to Run" in this nearly three-hour set.
Who did "Blinded By the Light" better, Bruce (who wrote the tune) or Manfred Mann's Earth Band? Hear both versions and decide for yourself.
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