Something Else! Interviews

Jefferson Starship’s Paul Kantner on science fiction, Slick Aguilar, and a concert on Mars: Something Else! Interview

Jefferson Starship’s Paul Kantner on science fiction, Slick Aguilar, and a concert on Mars: Something Else! Interview

An abiding passion for science fiction led Paul Kantner to transform his psychedelic 1960s-era Jefferson Airplane into Jefferson Starship over the subsequent decade — and it still guides his stewardship of the band today.

‘If I never do it again, that’s OK': Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

‘If I never do it again, that’s OK': Adrian Belew dives into ProjeKCt work, with no King Crimson regrets

The Crimson ProjeKCt, a Robert Fripp-approved King Crimson offshoot group, begins its new tour today in Tel Aviv — even as the mothership band is set to restart featuring two of the ProjeKCt’s stalwart members.

Something Else! Interview: Steve Latshaw, director of Return of the Killer Shrews

Something Else! Interview: Steve Latshaw, director of Return of the Killer Shrews

For Steve Latshaw, directing Return of the Killer Shrews was a labor of love. Make that a lifetime’s labor of love.

Something Else! Interview: Andy Summers on Circa Zero, the Police and never settling

Something Else! Interview: Andy Summers on Circa Zero, the Police and never settling

You may not recognize the voice. Certainly, you’ve never heard of the band. But that guitar, echoing and minimalistic? Well, that could only belong to the Police’s Andy Summers. And so Circa Zero’s new song, an all-hook blast of old-school straight-ahead rock called “Levitation,” lures you in anyway.

Dave Mason on Traffic, Fleetwood Mac and going his own way: Something Else! Interview

Dave Mason on Traffic, Fleetwood Mac and going his own way: Something Else! Interview

He’s not mad about the Joe Cocker version of ‘Feelin’ Alright.’ Really, he’s not.

Something Else! Interview: Geoff Downes on new albums with Asia + Yes, and learning from the past

Something Else! Interview: Geoff Downes on new albums with Asia + Yes, and learning from the past

Geoff Downes better be wearing comfortable shoes, because he’s going to be on the run in 2014. The busy keyboardist just finished a new album with Asia, and is in sessions for another with Yes

Something Else! Interview: John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit

Something Else! Interview: John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit

John Simon, who contributed to a series of important moments by the Band, offers his thoughts on their early successes together, sweeping post-production re-edits made to The Last Waltz and the lingering debate over songwriting credits

Something Else! Interview: Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic

Something Else! Interview: Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic

Paul Rodgers’ trip to Memphis to record his forthcoming Stax-stuffed Royal Sessions album quickly took on all of the religious overtones of a pilgrimage. That’s how strong his connection is with these R&B classics.

‘There’s been a lot of support': Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

‘There’s been a lot of support': Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

David Lauser’s partnership with Sammy Hagar stretches back to his pre-Van Halen solo albums. He also helped Lauser find his wife Liza, who was managing Hagar’s web site.

Steve Hackett looks forward after year filled with Genesis: ‘I’m interested in other styles’

Steve Hackett looks forward after year filled with Genesis: ‘I’m interested in other styles’

For Genesis alum Steve Hackett, 2013 was a year of loving looks back, and long-overdue recognition. He’ll spend the new year building on those successes with new music.