Something Else! Interviews

Terry Edwards, jazz and rock multi-instrumentalist: Something Else! Interview

Terry Edwards, jazz and rock multi-instrumentalist: Something Else! Interview

In addition to his own terrific bands, Terry Edwards has worked with PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, the Blockheads and Robyn Hitchcock.

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Greg Lake picks his favorite Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘Where it all comes together’

Emerson Lake and Palmer put out nine studio efforts, but there’s one Greg Lake keeps coming back to – the one that arrived just as ELP “grew up.”

Prefab Sprout’s lost Steve McQueen was a perfect slice of synth-pop heaven

Prefab Sprout’s lost Steve McQueen was a perfect slice of synth-pop heaven

‘Steve McQueen,’ released this month in 1985, should’ve hurtled Prefab Sprout to fame in MTV-era America. Instead, they remained curiously anonymous.

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Greg Lake discusses one-off Emerson Lake and Powell album: ‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’

Released in June of 1986, Emerson Lake and Powell represented a brawny, 1980s-era update of the old ELP sound — courtesy in part of a different drummer whose name also happened to begin with P. Seems Carl Palmer, co-founder with Greg Lake and Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer, became unavailable due to contractual obligations with his other bandRead More

Marty Walsh, former Supertramp guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Marty Walsh, former Supertramp guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Perhaps best known for a stint in Supertramp, Marty Walsh is a do-anything sessions guitarist you’ve heard – even if you don’t think you’ve heard of him.

Journey, “I’ll Be Alright Without You” from Raised on Radio (1986): One Track Mind

Journey, “I’ll Be Alright Without You” from Raised on Radio (1986): One Track Mind

Neal Schon takes us inside the unique guitar sound from Journey’s “I’ll Be Alright Without You,” released on May 27, 1986 as part of ‘Raised on Radio.’

Ben Craven, progressive rocker: Something Else! Interview

Ben Craven, progressive rocker: Something Else! Interview

Preston Frazier talks to Australian progger Ben Craven about his well-regarded career, his next album and his intriguing new music delivery system.

Colin Webster, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Colin Webster, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Sammy Stein sits down with saxophonist Colin Webster to discuss those unlikely situations where you find the greatest musical connections.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: How the Flashback Scene Almost Vanished Forever

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: How the Flashback Scene Almost Vanished Forever

Mike Tiano on how one of the best movies ever made, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo,’ nearly wasn’t.

Paul McCartney, “Take It Away” from Tug of War (1982): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney, “Take It Away” from Tug of War (1982): One Track Mind

Released as part of ‘Tug of War’ in April 1982, “Take It Away” is McCartney’s last best pop hit – but there was a darker undercurrent at work.