Something Else! Interviews

Something Else! Interview: Toto’s David Paich

Something Else! Interview: Toto’s David Paich

Toto has begun rehearsing for its 2013 tour, which kicks off May 30 in Europe. David Paich and Co. will also be making a few rare U.S. appearances, beginning in late summer — something he says “almost feels like a homecoming after so long away.”

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Something Else! Interview: Alan Morse of Spock’s Beard

Guitarist Alan Morse joined us just before his band Spock’s Beard gathered to shoot a video for “Submerged,” offering his thoughts on their newly released album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep and the band’s new frontman.

Something Else! Interview: Jimmy Vivino on ’13 Live,’ Al Kooper and the Band’s indelible legacy

Something Else! Interview: Jimmy Vivino on ’13 Live,’ Al Kooper and the Band’s indelible legacy

Jimmy Vivino’s connection with the Band runs deep, and it continues right through to his upcoming release 13 Live, which was recorded at Levon Helm’s rustic concert space.

Something Else! Interview: Yes’ Steve Howe on Jon Davison, performing classic LPs, a renewed solo focus

Something Else! Interview: Yes’ Steve Howe on Jon Davison, performing classic LPs, a renewed solo focus

It seems quitting Asia, with whom Yes’ Steve Howe has recorded and performed in tandem since 2008, has only given the guitarist more to do.

Something Else! Interview: Tom Keifer of Cinderella

Something Else! Interview: Tom Keifer of Cinderella

Tom Keifer has seen the view from some of the highest mountaintops in the music business and had to claw his way out of some of the deepest pits. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Keifer fronted hard rockers turned blues rockers Cinderella.

‘I think it’s really deep': Danny Seraphine on CTA, getting over Chicago, and carrying the jazz-rock torch

‘I think it’s really deep': Danny Seraphine on CTA, getting over Chicago, and carrying the jazz-rock torch

In adding muscular horns to California Transit Authority, Danny Seraphine has fulfilled the promise of one of the best songs on CTA’s hard-grooving new release Sacred Ground: He’s come full circle.

‘I don’t have time in my life to do that': Steven Wilson on his departures from Blackfield, Porcupine Tree

‘I don’t have time in my life to do that': Steven Wilson on his departures from Blackfield, Porcupine Tree

As Steven Wilson begins a 17-date North American tour, one that will feature a half-dozen in-store appearances, it’s increasingly clear where his passion lies: On solo projects like the recently released The Raven That Refused To Sing.

Something Else! Interview: Nik Turner, co-founder of Hawkwind

Something Else! Interview: Nik Turner, co-founder of Hawkwind

Nik Turner, the sax-playing space-rock pioneer with Hawkwind, may be as busy as he’s ever been. Fresh off a carnival-like series of appearances at South by Southwest, Turner’s working on a new album, and will make several guest appearances

Something Else! Interview: Outlaw country artist Bob Wayne

Something Else! Interview: Outlaw country artist Bob Wayne

Though his music is very much set in the world of traditional country, filled with banjos, fiddles and, for the most part, nary a distorted guitar to be found, Bob Wayne is not what you’d call a traditional country musician.

Something Else! Interview: Billy Martin of Wicked Knee, and Medeski Martin and Wood

Something Else! Interview: Billy Martin of Wicked Knee, and Medeski Martin and Wood

Accomplished musical alchemist Billy Martin has taken an opportunity away from Medeski Martin and Wood to rekindle an idea he had years ago — combining ragtime and funk with trumpeter Steven Bernstein.