Something Else! Interviews

Silk Degrees launched Boz Scaggs’ solo career, and Toto too: ‘So much talent and invention’

Silk Degrees launched Boz Scaggs’ solo career, and Toto too: ‘So much talent and invention’

Boz Scaggs released his biggest-ever hit this month in 1976, providing the big-bang moment for an up-and-coming band named Toto along the way.

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

John Wetton, Geoff Downes say success nearly killed Asia: ‘The pressure got to some of us’

Released this week in 1982, ‘Asia’ heralded a sure-fire supergroup. By 1983, they’d split. John Wetton and Geoff Downes tell us what went wrong.

Leslie Johnson, bassist and producer: Something Else! Interview

Leslie Johnson, bassist and producer: Something Else! Interview

Preston Frazier has a Something Else! Sitdown with producer, bass player, composer and multi-instrumentalist Leslie Johnson.

George Harrison once helped Gary Wright strike gold: ‘He was a true genius’

George Harrison once helped Gary Wright strike gold: ‘He was a true genius’

When Gary Wright’s ‘The Dream Weaver’ was certified gold on March 8, 1976, it solidified George Harrison’s importance as a collaborator and confidant.

Tony Kaye discusses his scary Yes Album-era injury: ‘We hit a car head on’

Tony Kaye discusses his scary Yes Album-era injury: ‘We hit a car head on’

Tony Kaye was on the way back from a Yes performance at Basingstoke in 1970, when the band was involved in a horrific crash.

George Harrison remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland, Robben Ford + others

George Harrison remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland, Robben Ford + others

We’re celebrating the late George Harrison’s birthday by revisiting some signature moments with collaborators from his post-Beatles years.

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe + Tony Kaye on The Yes Album: ‘It was a special time’

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe + Tony Kaye on The Yes Album: ‘It was a special time’

Released this week in 1971, ‘The Yes Album’ was their big-bang moment, a project where the full scope of Yes’ genius began to take shape.

Greg Lake on King Crimson’s biggest chart triumph: ‘So fully formed, but also so unusual’

Greg Lake on King Crimson’s biggest chart triumph: ‘So fully formed, but also so unusual’

Greg Lake looks back on King Crimson’s classic debut, which rose to the band’s highest-ever album chart position today in 1970.

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

Geoff Downes discusses the deeper complexities of “Video Killed the Radio Star” ahead of a planned Buggles reunion with Trevor Horn.

Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay” emerged out of crushing grief: ‘I can’t go in that studio’

Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay” emerged out of crushing grief: ‘I can’t go in that studio’

Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay,” released 47 years ago this month, was a labor of love for his friend and musical companion Steve Cropper.