The composer-arranger-producer, who turns 83 today, reminisces about Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and Motown.
The late ex-Beatle, who was born on this day in 1943, talks about his Liverpool roots, Hinduism and karma, the '60s and Dark Horse Records.
The co-founder of the Jefferson Airplane talks about his relationship with Grace Slick and their daughter China in this '82 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.
The Metallica bassist discusses the making of the Jaco Pastorius documentary he produced and financed over the course of six years.
The ZZ Top guitarist-singer turns 66 today. See him talk about his first solo project, Perfectamundo in this recent interview at Paste studio.
On this day in 1970, ex-Beatle George Harrison released his brilliant triple album All Things Must Pass. Hear him in this revealing chat.
On this day in 1980, The Blues Brothers movie premiered in Chicago. Hear the stars talk about their love of blues in this fascinating interview.
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 singer reminisces about his days with the Drifters and his success as a soloist with "Spanish Harlem" and his immortal hit "Stand By Me."
The pioneering rapper reminisces about the days of block parties, DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and his 1980 smash hit "The Breaks."
Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" opens in theaters today. Hear the lead singer of the popular vocal group reminisce about those halcyon days.
The very erudite drummer from Yes and King Crimson talks about the heyday of the London scene and his current activities in this '84 chat.
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.
The pop singer and leader of the Shondells reminisces about "Mony Mony," "Hanky Panky" and "Crimson and Clover" in this 1988 interview.
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.
The Texas guitar hero speaks candidly about his upbringing and influences in this pre-rehab interview from 1985 at the Lone Star Cafe.
Hear the former Beatle discuss his early influences, the downside of Beatlemania and the concept of karma.
The Stones' guitarist and resident riffmeister turns 70 today. Hear him speak about his 1988 solo release, Talk Is Cheap
In this revealing chat, Bowie talks about the characters he invented, the burgeoning punk movement and the merits of shock value.
The author-playwright-filmmaker turns 78 today. Hear him talking about his upcoming movie Annie Hall in this 1977 interview.
In this fascinating chat with George Wein, Satchmo talks about brass bands in New Orleans, "Bourbon Street Parade" and "Mack the Knife."
In this 1989 interview with the legendary WNEW DJ, Reed discusses his current album New York and his songwriting process.
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.
In this 1979 interview, Mickey talks about playing on the Apocalypse Now soundtrack, Jerry talks about guitar and "flying into the '80s."
In this 1975 interview with Mary Travers, Jerry discusses making a Grateful Dead film, Kesey's Acid Tests and developing band chemistry.
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.
In this rare interview for the World of Rock radio show, Joe Cocker relates his Beatlemania experiences and fond memories of Woodstock.
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 Dire Straits frontman speaks about his involvement with a number of good causes, and about some of his earliest musical influences.
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.
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.
Ben E. King, the Drifters member who wrote the classic "Stand By Me," opens up about his career, his life and his inspirations.
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.
In this interview with Frankie Valli, he humbly speaks of his massive achievements over three generations.
In this 47-minute interview with Bob Seger, he opens up about his youth and inspiration behind his successful career.
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.
Though audibly uncomfortable with promoting himself, the Boss opens up for invaluable moments of candor in this chat, a must-listen for Bruce fans.
In this 1988 interview, Simon shared lyrical insights, compositional inspirations, and recording session memories.
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.'
On the anniversary of All Things Must Pass, listen to George Harrison wax philosophical about the Beatles success, Hinduism, and running a record label.
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.
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.
These back-to-back 1984 interviews with Waters and Gilmour give insight on their respective solo careers.
Pete's been making the rounds in support of his new autobiography, but the press tour is nothing new to the opinionated songwriter.
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.
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.
In the midst of a 1989 European tour, JC took time to talk shop with World of Rock radio host Scott Muni.