Something Else! Interviews

Journey’s first Top 20 hit was released 35 years ago: ‘Very influenced by the great Sam Cooke’

Journey’s first Top 20 hit was released 35 years ago: ‘Very influenced by the great Sam Cooke’

Issued in September 1979, Journey’s first-ever Top 20 hit found Steve Perry playing a surprising role.

John Kelly, actor, musician + activist: Something Else! Interview

John Kelly, actor, musician + activist: Something Else! Interview

A Something Else! interview with John Kelly, the busy actor, musician and UK activist for the disabled.

Pete Molinari, folk-rock modernist – Something Else! Interview

Pete Molinari, folk-rock modernist – Something Else! Interview

He questions the idea of originality anymore, but his music makes the case.

Greg Lake on his first post-Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘I was just sort of spun’

Greg Lake on his first post-Emerson Lake and Palmer album: ‘I was just sort of spun’

“I had every freedom in the world,” Lake tells us, “and yet …”

Don Felder on the Eagles’ struggles to complete The Long Run: ‘We kept trying to raise the bar higher’

Don Felder on the Eagles’ struggles to complete The Long Run: ‘We kept trying to raise the bar higher’

Feeling pressure from all sides, the Eagles simply cracked.

‘Jesus, did I do that?': John Lennon heralds Beatles’ demise with Live Peace in Toronto

‘Jesus, did I do that?': John Lennon heralds Beatles’ demise with Live Peace in Toronto

The gold-selling album also marked the debut of a future prog legend.

‘Crazy, beautiful, challenging stuff': Nils Lofgren stood ready to fill in with Crazy Horse

‘Crazy, beautiful, challenging stuff': Nils Lofgren stood ready to fill in with Crazy Horse

After a hand injury, Frank “Poncho” Sampedro suggested Lofgren take over.

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

That tough backing group showed how seriously they took things.

Something Else! Interview: Al Hotchkiss, indie psych folk rocker

Something Else! Interview: Al Hotchkiss, indie psych folk rocker

Haunting and compelling, his music is perhaps best suited for night time.

Gimme Five: Danny Seraphine on ’25 or 6 to 4,’ ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Hard Habit to Break,’ others

Gimme Five: Danny Seraphine on ’25 or 6 to 4,’ ‘Full Circle,’ ‘Hard Habit to Break,’ others

We look back on a career that started and continues with CTA.