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  1. Interviews: Video: Fred Armisen at SXSW, 2013 Interviews Video: Fred Armisen at SXSW, 2013 Blackheart Mar 12, 2013 Interviews: Video: Fred Armisen at SXSW, 2013 Blackheart | Mar 12, 2013 watch video

    The former SNL cast member and Portlandia co-creator talks about his musical and comedic background in a chat with Paste's Josh Jackson.

  2. Interviews: Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll Interviews Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll Nov 4, 1984 Interviews: Malcolm McLaren on Fashion & Rock 'n' Roll Nov 4, 1984 watch video

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Interviews: Reminiscing With Paul Kantner Interviews Reminiscing With Paul Kantner Dec 14, 1982 Interviews: Reminiscing With Paul Kantner Dec 14, 1982

    The co-founder of the Jefferson Airplane talks about his relationship with Grace Slick and their daughter China in this '82 interview.

  9. 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.

  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: 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Interviews: Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak Interviews Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak Interviews: Mickey Hart & Jerry Garcia Speak

    From scoring Apocalypse Now to their songwriting process, Hart and Garcia discuss all things Dead.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Interviews: U2 Trip Through Your Wires Interviews U2 Trip Through Your Wires Sep 8, 1987 Interviews: U2 Trip Through Your Wires Sep 8, 1987

    This 1987 radio interview features all four U2 members fielding questions from adoring fans, as well as a guest appearance by the Dalton Brothers!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Interviews: Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Interviews Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Nov 19, 1988 Interviews: Ben E. King's Bevy of Hits Nov 19, 1988

    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."

  25. 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.

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  1. 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.

  2. Interviews: Zappa Sounds Off Interviews Zappa Sounds Off Nov 6, 1975 Interviews: Zappa Sounds Off Nov 6, 1975

    The irascible guitarist-composer-satirist discusses Alban Berg, Elliott Carter, Charles Ives, the Beatles and his Bongo Fury in a '75 interview.

  3. Interviews: Bowie on His Chamelonic Image Interviews Bowie on His Chamelonic Image Jan 23, 1978 Interviews: Bowie on His Chamelonic Image Jan 23, 1978

    In this revealing 1978 interview, the artist talks about the characters he invented, the emergence of punk music and the merits of shock value.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Interviews: Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots Interviews Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots Nov 4, 1984 Interviews: Video: Johnny Winter Revists His Roots Nov 4, 1984 watch video

    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.

  9. Interviews: An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Interviews An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Jan 23, 1977 Interviews: An Intimate Chat with Woody Allen Jan 23, 1977

    The comedian/filmmaker discusses his early standup influences and talks about his upcoming film Annie Hall in this hour-long interview.

  10. 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?"

  11. Interviews: Kurtis Blow Speaks Interviews Kurtis Blow Speaks Sep 30, 1985 Interviews: Kurtis Blow Speaks Sep 30, 1985

    The pioneering rapper reminisces about the days of block parties, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and his 1980 smash hit "The Breaks."

  12. 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.

  13. Interviews: Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Interviews Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Paste Studios Nov 30, 2015 Interviews: Video: Robert Trujillo on 'JACO' Paste Studios | Nov 30, 2015 watch video

    The Metallica bassist discusses the making of the Jaco Pastorius documentary he produced and financed over the course of six years.

  14. 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.

  15. Rock: Mink DeVille's Cadillac Walk Rock Mink DeVille's Cadillac Walk Bottom Line Jul 1, 1977 Rock: Mink DeVille's Cadillac Walk Bottom Line | Jul 1, 1977

    Singer Willy DeVille leads one of the original CBGB house bands through "Venue of Avenue D" and "Gunslinger" in this 1979 set.

  16. Rock: The Mamas & The Papas' Biggest Hit Rock The Mamas & The Papas' Biggest Hit Boulder Theatre Apr 2, 1982 Rock: The Mamas & The Papas' Biggest Hit Boulder Theatre | Apr 2, 1982

    A newly-reformed Mamas and Papas played their biggest hit, "California Dreamin," towards the end of this classics filled set in 1982.

  17. Rock: Warren Zevon's Dark Side Rock Warren Zevon's Dark Side Tower Theater Apr 22, 1980 Rock: Warren Zevon's Dark Side Tower Theater | Apr 22, 1980

    Though the music in Zevon's breakthrough album Excitable Boy is lighthearted and catchy, the lyrics can be downright disturbing.

  18. Rock: Ride the Wire Train Rock Ride the Wire Train Blondies Feb 17, 1984 Rock: Ride the Wire Train Blondies | Feb 17, 1984

    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.

  19. Rock: Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Rock Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Calaveras County Fairgrounds May 24, 1998 Rock: Galactic's N'awlins Funk Party Calaveras County Fairgrounds | May 24, 1998

    Drummer Stanton Moore fuels the groove and vocalist Theryl DeClouet provides the soul on this 1998 set of tunes from Crazyhorse Mongoose.

  20. Rock: Wilson Pickett the Midnight Mover Rock Wilson Pickett the Midnight Mover Tramps Oct 28, 1994 Rock: Wilson Pickett the Midnight Mover Tramps | Oct 28, 1994

    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.

  21. Rock: The Animals Reunited Rock The Animals Reunited Royal Oak Music Theatre Nov 29, 1983 Rock: The Animals Reunited Royal Oak Music Theatre | Nov 29, 1983

    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.

  22. Rock: The Boss at Winterland, 1978 Rock The Boss at Winterland, 1978 Winterland Dec 15, 1978 Rock: The Boss at Winterland, 1978 Winterland | Dec 15, 1978

    Clarence Clemons joins Bruce Springsteen on classics like "Thunder Road," "Jungleland" and "Born to Run" in this nearly three-hour set.

  23. Rock: Bruce Springsteen vs. Manfred Mann Rock Bruce Springsteen vs. Manfred Mann Rock: Bruce Springsteen vs. Manfred Mann Blinded By The Light

    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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