Something Else! Interviews

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro has always been considered an ace songwriter, a trusted sideman, the ultimate team player. Now, he’s ready to step out.

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Australia-based progressive rocker Ben Craven joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! interview.

Marco Marconi, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

Marco Marconi, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

The busy, affable Marco Marconi, fresh off the release of his terrific trio recording ‘Nordik,’ paused briefly for a Something Else! Sitdown with Sammy Stein.

George Walker Petit, jazz guitarist and producer: Something Else! Interview

George Walker Petit, jazz guitarist and producer: Something Else! Interview

George Walker Petit joined Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss his journey to ‘Emergence.’

Nick Finzer, jazz trombonist: Something Else! Interview

Nick Finzer, jazz trombonist: Something Else! Interview

Nick Finzer joins Preston Frazier to discuss highlights from his musical journey, the sweeping influence of Duke Ellington, and what’s next.

Remembering Paul Kantner’s Flight, from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship

Remembering Paul Kantner’s Flight, from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship

Science fiction helped Paul Kantner escape the drudgery of his childhood existence, then it fired his imagination as Jefferson Airplane transformed into Jefferson Starship.

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, a regular collaborator with Jackson Browne, Donald Fagen and Steely Dan, joins Preston Frazier ahead of a solo album release party to be held in Los Angeles.

Billy Sherwood on Citizen, Yes’ Cruise to the Edge: Something Else! Interview

Billy Sherwood on Citizen, Yes’ Cruise to the Edge: Something Else! Interview

Billy Sherwood goes in depth with Douglas Harr on his new solo project ‘Citizen,’ and discusses Yes’ surprise setlist addition during Cruise to the Edge.

Here’s how Genesis’ ‘The Musical Box’ gave rise to Eddie Van Halen

Here’s how Genesis’ ‘The Musical Box’ gave rise to Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen must have been paying close attention to Steve Hackett’s unique approach to the song, released in November 1971 on Genesis’ ‘Nursery Cryme.’

Mats Gustafsson, on the state of jazz: Something Else! Interview

Mats Gustafsson, on the state of jazz: Something Else! Interview

Mats Gustafsson joins Sammy Stein in a brutally honest discussion on the industry, travel these days and the resistance required to make good jazz.