Something Else! Interviews

One song launched Badfinger, and its unlikely reunion: ‘We were sort of talked into it’

One song launched Badfinger, and its unlikely reunion: ‘We were sort of talked into it’

Released on January 12, 1970, “Come and Get It” became Badfinger’s first Top 10 U.S. hit. By the end of the decade, it had brought them together again.

Improvisi – Live at the Hope and Anchor (2015)

Improvisi’s ‘Live at the Hope and Anchor’ features two sets of improvised and deliciously spontaneous music.

James Wilsey, former Chris Isaak guitarist: Something Else! Interview

James Wilsey, former Chris Isaak guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Steve Elliott caught up with guitarist James Calvin Wilsey, who made his studio debut with Chris Isaak on the January 10, 1985 release ‘Silvertone.’

Gilad Atzmon, of the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

Gilad Atzmon discusses his long tenure with the Blockheads, performing on Pink Floyd’s new album and the folly of so-called jazz education.

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Robben Ford discusses Joni Mitchell’s jazz period in the 1970s. He performed on some of her most closely dissected, if not always best loved, albums.

‘Shoot High, Aim Low’ showed where Yes could have gone: ‘It was hard at that time’

‘Shoot High, Aim Low’ showed where Yes could have gone: ‘It was hard at that time’

Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin discuss the creative process that led to Yes’ deeply underrated ‘Shoot High, Aim Low,’ released as a single on Dec. 31, 1987.

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s new sound ahead of live set: ‘A wonderful sharing of the beat’

Tony Levin discusses the 2014 King Crimson tour set to be chronicled in ‘Live at the Orpheum,’ and the return of a very special artifact from long ago.

Roger Hodgson collaboration represents road not taken for Yes: ‘One of those things that fizzled out’

“Walls,” released as a single on Dec. 25, 1994, found Yes collaborating with Roger Hodgson of Supertramp fame. What if he’d become their lead singer?

Coming back together ‘with some fresh perspective,’ Wilco announces 2015 tour dates

Coming back together ‘with some fresh perspective,’ Wilco announces 2015 tour dates

Nels Cline joins us to talk about Wilco’s plans, as the group announces 2015 dates and continues work on a follow-up to ‘The Whole Love.’

For Tony Levin, jazz-focused Levin Brothers presented ‘a fun challenge’

For Tony Levin, jazz-focused Levin Brothers presented ‘a fun challenge’

Tony Levin takes us to the genesis of this Scott Schorr co-produced effort, and talks about the possibility of future projects with Pete Levin.