Something Else! Interviews

'It was great fun': Mike Keneally on XTC, Frank Zappa and the enduring magic of Tarkus

By turns angular, poetic, experimental and gorgeously intelligent, Mike Keneally’s new collaboration with Andy Partridge more fully explores the lesser-known impact of XTC in his sound.

'He just owns that role': Chris Squire on Yes' new singer Jon Davison, and what's next

As Chris Squire and Yes retake to the road for another round of North American tour dates, the co-founding bass-playing leader of the band reflects on a season of change.

'It was magic': Greg Kihn on his indie start, subliminal messages in the 'Jeopardy' video

In many ways, it’s like getting your life back for Greg Kihn — best known for early-1980s hits like “The Break Up Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em Like That)” and “Jeopardy.”

Something Else! Interview: Trevor Rabin, formerly of Yes

It’s not like Trevor Rabin has disappeared since leaving Yes, not with dozens of movie scores to his name in the intervening years. Still, Rabin hadn’t released a solo project under his own name since 1989

Something Else! Interview: Bob Cowsill, of the Cowsills

Formed while siblings Bill (guitar), Bob (guitar and organ), Barry (bass) and John (drums) were still in school, the Cowsills went on to become one of the most popular bands of the late 1960s.

Something Else! Interview: Peter Holsapple, of the dB’s

When Peter Holsapple decided to reunite with the rest of the original dB’s, they vowed to take their time.

'One chance to pull it off': Adrian Belew on his thunderous Metropole experiment

Adrian Belew, coming off a fascinating collaborative effort with the Metropole Orkest, is set to revisit his celebrated tenure with King Crimson on an upcoming summer tour.

Something Else! Interview: Joel Larson, co-founder of the Grass Roots

Drummer Joel Larson, a founding member of the Grass Roots, isn’t part of the group’s current line up — but he was on board for their most memorable accomplishments

'An incredible honor for me': Steve Lukather set to tour with Beatles hero Ringo Starr

Steve Lukather, tirelessly active even after 35 years in the business, is rehearsing for upcoming 2012 tours with Ringo Starr and Toto, even as he works on a new studio recording.

'We made good noise': Chris Squire talks about collaborating with Steve Hackett

Chris Squire took his time in collaborating with Genesis alum Steve Hackett, working in between other projects for years