Something Else! Interviews

Hydra may be the best Toto album you’ve never heard: ‘That’s a cult classic!’

Hydra may be the best Toto album you’ve never heard: ‘That’s a cult classic!’

Released 35 years ago today, ‘Hydra’ showed the full breadth of what Toto could do. It’s influencing their new album, too.

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”

Tony Levin talks about King Crimson’s remarkable propensity for rebirth, and what might be next.

An intriguing launch point, Trespass is Genesis’ forgotten album: ‘I guess, because it’s so early’

An intriguing launch point, Trespass is Genesis’ forgotten album: ‘I guess, because it’s so early’

The sophomore album ‘Trespass,’ released on Oct. 23, 1970, offered the first hints at where Genesis would go.

Adrian Belew begins new Power Trio tour, hoping to present a taste of FLUX

Adrian Belew begins new Power Trio tour, hoping to present a taste of FLUX

As Adrian Belew kicks off a fall tour with his Power Trio, he ruminates on how to bring music from his innovative new app to the stage.

Supertramp’s Crime of the Century set for deluxe reissue: ‘It has a wonderful feel to it’

Supertramp’s Crime of the Century set for deluxe reissue: ‘It has a wonderful feel to it’

Roger Hodgson joins us to discuss 1974’s ‘Crime of the Century.’ Supertramp’s breakthrough album returns as a deluxe reissue in December.

Tony Levin says Stick Men will look back with retrospective and tour, then charge ahead

Tony Levin says Stick Men will look back with retrospective and tour, then charge ahead

We caught up with the always-busy Tony Levin to discuss a new Stick Men anthology and tour, and what’s next.

Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson + Tony Kaye on the curious legacy of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson + Tony Kaye on the curious legacy of Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

Trevor Horn, Jon Anderson and Tony Kaye join us to discuss Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” issued as a single in October 1983.

Adrian Belew sets launch date for FLUX: ‘It’s what I wanted it to be’

Adrian Belew sets launch date for FLUX: ‘It’s what I wanted it to be’

Adrian Belew is readying his FLUX music app, even as preparations continue for a major North American tour with his Power Trio.

John Butcher, saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

John Butcher, saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

John Butcher in remarkable in that he plays differently in different places, constantly trying different sounds and new ideas.

Selling England by the Pound remains Genesis’ most complete album: ‘It fights off its shackles’

Selling England by the Pound remains Genesis’ most complete album: ‘It fights off its shackles’

‘Selling England by the Pound,’ issued on Oct. 12, 1973, found Genesis’ soon-to-vanish five-man lineup at the peak of its powers.