Something Else! Interviews

‘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.

‘Unlike anything else that’s ever been done': Adrian Belew on his amazing new solo venture

‘Unlike anything else that’s ever been done': Adrian Belew on his amazing new solo venture

He’s had the idea for decades. Finally, technology has caught up.

Something Else! Interview: JD Allen, Exploring the Symbolism in Grace

Something Else! Interview: JD Allen, Exploring the Symbolism in Grace

In this final segment of a three-part SER Sitdown with JD Allen, David Greenberg explores the saxophonist’s terrific new release, the dying concept of expressing emotion in song, and Allen’s need to keep progressing

‘This is the best version': As a new tour begins, Justin Hayward hails 2013’s Moody Blues

‘This is the best version': As a new tour begins, Justin Hayward hails 2013’s Moody Blues

Justin Hayward and the Moody Blues kicked off another series of concert dates last night, and he’s making the case for their current lineup as the best ever. That’s saying something for a band that started in 1964.