Something Else! Interviews

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: ‘Very much a turning point for Yes’

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

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

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

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.

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: ‘It was very organic and natural’

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

Gimme Five: Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie + Steve Smith on Journey’s ‘Send Her My Love,’ ‘Anytime,’ ‘I’ll Be Alright,’ others

Gimme Five: Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie + Steve Smith on Journey’s ‘Send Her My Love,’ ‘Anytime,’ ‘I’ll Be Alright,’ others

They offer unique insights into Journey’s first Top 20 single, and one of its last.

‘A perfect moment in time’: Five years ago, the aptly named Adrian Belew Power Trio made its studio debut

‘A perfect moment in time’: Five years ago, the aptly named Adrian Belew Power Trio made its studio debut

‘e’ reinvigorated Belew, even as it shepherded his new collaborators to wider notice.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Rags and Bones” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Rags and Bones” from Northern Lights-Southern Cross (1975)

And so the reflective ‘Northern Lights-Southern Cross’ ends, so full of promises.

Something Else! Interview: Wilco guitarist Nels Cline on Scott Amendola’s Fade To Orange

Something Else! Interview: Wilco guitarist Nels Cline on Scott Amendola’s Fade To Orange

Cline recently took a break from his North American tour with Julian Lage to chat.