Something Else! Interviews

‘A cap on this particular stage': Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

‘A cap on this particular stage': Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and his time with Andy Partridge

Mike Keneally has, over a solo career stretching back more than two decades, made something of a career of fiddling with things — his guitar, to be sure. But also sounds, processes, and expectations.

‘It’s an exciting challenge': Tony Levin on his incredible new album with Marco Minnemann, Jordan Rudess

No sooner had Tony Levin’s new collaboration with drummer/guitarist Marco Minnemann and keyboardist Jordan Rudess been announced by Lazy Bones Records, and the do-anything bassist was back on the road.

Something Else! Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Something Else! Interview: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band

For all of its storied five-decade history, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band — at least before issuing That’s It! this summer on Legacy — had never released an album of all-new recordings.

‘We’ll just have to work around that': Jon Davison’s tenure in Yes complicates things for Glass Hammer

‘We’ll just have to work around that': Jon Davison’s tenure in Yes complicates things for Glass Hammer

As Yes enters the final weeks of a U.S. tour featuring a trio of its 1970s recordings, the question of where that leaves frontman Jon Davison’s other group Glass Hammer looms large.

Something Else! Interview: John Waite on his new live set, the Babys, Bad English and going happily solo

Something Else! Interview: John Waite on his new live set, the Babys, Bad English and going happily solo

John Waite’s scorching just-released concert souvenir Live: All Access gives us a chance to talk about past successes — from the Babys and Bad English to his newest studio effort, the aptly named Rough and Tumble

‘It’s way bigger than even I expected': Kenny Loggins on his new collaboration with Blue Sky Riders

As the Blue Sky Riders kick off a new summer tour on Thursday, they gathered to talk a little — and laugh a lot.

Something Else! Interview: Mickey Thomas, on Jefferson Starship’s transformation into Starship

Something Else! Interview: Mickey Thomas, on Jefferson Starship’s transformation into Starship

For Mickey Thomas, a summer stop as part of the Raiding the Rock Vault series hosted by Asia’s John Payne is a kind of homecoming. The two singers know each other well, and share a bond having carried forward with established bands

Something Else! Interview: Singer-songwriter Anna Waronker, formerly of That Dog

Of all people to be saddled with the abused tag “musician’s musician,” it fits Anna Waronker. The charming, challenging and lucid singer/songwriter has literally spent her life around musicians, beginning with her parents.

Something Else! Interview: Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese on stars, Brian May and defying categorization

Something Else! Interview: Tangerine Dream’s Edgar Froese on stars, Brian May and defying categorization

Over a period of ever-shifting lineups, Edgar Froese has remained the stalwart mastermind of Tangerine Dream — always pushing the envelope, always searching for that next sound. The latest ones come from deep, deep space

Something Else! Interview: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Something Else! Interview: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Ian Anderson, even as a massive four-DVD set of live Jethro Tull performances is set to be released next week, continues a well-received solo tour, highlighted by a June 30 stop at London’s Royal Albert Hall and then a string of U.S. dates.