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.
Something Else! Interviews
‘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
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.
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.”
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.
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?
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
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.
‘You must be bloody kidding?! I knew from the get go’: Spencer Davis saw big things for Steve Winwood
We’re joined again by the namesake founder of the Spencer Davis Group, a too-long-undervalued member of 1960s rock royalty who should have been in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ages ago.
Four years ago, Jon Anderson was in the midst of a series of medical crises. You’d never know it these days, as the ex-Yes vocalist has emerged on a creative jag unseen across his legendary career.