Something Else! Interviews

‘It turned into some decent music’: Tony Levin kept David Bowie’s secret while at work on the amazing new Stick Men release

A first-call bassist boasting appearances on more than 500 albums, Tony Levin is giving nothing away to age, even as he approaches his 67th birthday.

Something Else! Interview: Frans Krassenburg of the Golden Earrings

Best known to radio fans today for later hits “Radar Love” and “Twilight Zone,” the Golden Earrings had their earliest success in the 1960s as a pop band with Frans Krassenburg out front, only dropping the “s” in 1969

Something Else! Interview: Jimmy Walker of the Knickerbockers and the Righteous Brothers

We caught up with Jimmy Walker to discuss his stints with both the Knickerbockers and the Righteous Brothers, and other favorite memories from the 1960s — from the old “Smothers Brothers” TV show to the Dick Clark tours.

‘I’ve only got myself to argue with now’: Jon Anderson is at peace, even as Yes begins latest tour without him

‘I’ve only got myself to argue with now’: Jon Anderson is at peace, even as Yes begins latest tour without him

As Yes prepares to kick off a new tour featuring performances of three classic albums, departed co-founding frontman Jon Anderson wonders what might have been. See, he was the one who first floated the concept.

Something Else! Interview: Steven Wilson on classic ’70s sounds, prog’s rebirth and his amazing new album

Something Else! Interview: Steven Wilson on classic ’70s sounds, prog’s rebirth and his amazing new album

When neo-progger Steven Wilson says he loves the texture and scope of music from the 1970s, he doesn’t just mean classic recordings by the likes of King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull. He means all of it — ABBA, jazz, the Bee Gees, all of it.

Something Else! Interview: John Payne of John Payne Featuring Asia

How busy is John Payne, and his band Asia Featuring John Payne? Here’s his 2013 schedule: “More videos, more singles, the album release, weekend warrior dates and perhaps a fanfest spectacular with ex-members in Vegas this summer.”

Something Else! Interview: Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues

Something Else! Interview: Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues

Justin Hayward, songwriter and lead singer with the Moody Blues, takes a rare turn away from the band with the release later this month of Spirits of the Western Sky, his first solo effort since 1996′s The View From The Hill.

Something Else! Interview: Mike Clark on Herbie Hancock, the Headhunters and Michael Wolff

Drummer Mike Clark, perhaps best known for his work with and without Herbie Hancock as a member of the Headhunters, is part of a new band now — the dazzlingly improvisational Wolff and Clark Expedition, with longtime friend Michael Wolff.

‘Wonderful, and inspiring’: Robben Ford on his new album, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison … and Kiss?

‘Wonderful, and inspiring’: Robben Ford on his new album, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison … and Kiss?

Do-anything guitarist Robben Ford is hailing his forthcoming album Bringing It Back Home as “my favorite thing that I’ve done in a long time,” and that’s certainly saying something.

‘He’s suffered some significant brain damage’: A tragic update on ailing ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough

‘He’s suffered some significant brain damage’: A tragic update on ailing ex-Wings guitarist Henry McCullough

Guitarist Henry McCullough is unlikely to make a meaningful recovery after suffering a heart attack last November, says Denny Seiwell, his former bandmate with Paul McCartney and Wings in the early 1970s.