Something Else! Interviews

Gimme Five: Danny Seraphine on ’25 or 6 to 4,’ ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Hard Habit to Break,’ others

Gimme Five: Danny Seraphine on ’25 or 6 to 4,’ ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Hard Habit to Break,’ others

We look back on a career that started and continues with CTA.

‘It’s travelogue music’: Steve Hackett on his solo song ‘Nomads’ from Genesis’ forthcoming R-Kive box

‘It’s travelogue music’: Steve Hackett on his solo song ‘Nomads’ from Genesis’ forthcoming R-Kive box

Hand-picked solo tracks give the latest Genesis box set a new twist.

‘This is something I could really get into’: Steve Cropper on the often-forgotten influence of bluesman Jimmy Reed

‘This is something I could really get into’: Steve Cropper on the often-forgotten influence of bluesman Jimmy Reed

One key element kept him from following in Reed’s footsteps, though.

‘Very much a turning point for Yes’: Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980′s Drama

‘Very much a turning point for Yes’: Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980′s Drama

The first Jon Anderson-less Yes album has received a critical reevaluation of late.

‘We thought of it as just another gig’: Gregg Rolie talks Santana + Woodstock, 45 years later

‘We thought of it as just another gig’: Gregg Rolie talks Santana + Woodstock, 45 years later

It was only later that he understood the magnitude of what had just happened.

Something Else! Interview: Merrell Fankhauser on UFOs, books and — oh! — music

Something Else! Interview: Merrell Fankhauser on UFOs, books and — oh! — music

A pioneer of instrumental surf music, Fankhauser has become a grand guitar king.

‘A very romantic, sexy and happy song’: Maria Muldaur on her ageless ‘Midnight at the Oasis’

‘A very romantic, sexy and happy song’: Maria Muldaur on her ageless ‘Midnight at the Oasis’

She says it elicits “very happy and, dare I say it, X-rated memories.”

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

Decades later, Wolfe has launched a rejuvenated line-up of the Furys.

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

Anderson says he and contemporaries in ELP and Yes were often just showing off.

‘It was very organic and natural’: Ringo Starr’s current All-Starr Band can’t stop having fun

‘It was very organic and natural’: Ringo Starr’s current All-Starr Band can’t stop having fun

Together since 2012, the All-Starrs play the Greek in LA tonight – but they’ll be back.