Something Else! Interviews

Something Else! Interview: John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit

Something Else! Interview: John Simon on the Band, fixing The Last Waltz and taking credit

John Simon, who contributed to a series of important moments by the Band, offers his thoughts on their early successes together, sweeping post-production re-edits made to The Last Waltz and the lingering debate over songwriting credits

Something Else! Interview: Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic

Something Else! Interview: Paul Rodgers on Bad Company, Free, Queen and that Memphis magic

Paul Rodgers’ trip to Memphis to record his forthcoming Stax-stuffed Royal Sessions album quickly took on all of the religious overtones of a pilgrimage. That’s how strong his connection is with these R&B classics.

‘There’s been a lot of support’: Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

‘There’s been a lot of support’: Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

David Lauser’s partnership with Sammy Hagar stretches back to his pre-Van Halen solo albums. He also helped Lauser find his wife Liza, who was managing Hagar’s web site.

‘I’m interested in other styles’: Steve Hackett looks forward after year filled with Genesis

‘I’m interested in other styles’: Steve Hackett looks forward after year filled with Genesis

For Genesis alum Steve Hackett, 2013 was a year of loving looks back, and long-overdue recognition. He’ll spend the new year building on those successes with new music.

Something Else! Interview: Singer-songwriter Sammy Walker

Something Else! Interview: Singer-songwriter Sammy Walker

Some careers follow a beaten path to fame and fortune, but for others the road is rough and rocky, winding its way past brief success and disappointment. This has certainly been the case for Sammy Walker

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Daniel Bennett

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Daniel Bennett

Daniel Bennett is a saxophonist originally hailing from the beautiful city of Rochester, New York. He is now based in New York City.

Something Else! Interview: Singer Kosi

Something Else! Interview: Singer Kosi

Akosua Gyebi is a singer with a wondrous voice and range. Her latest release One More Cup Of Coffee received some great reviews, and she is steadfastly making inroads into the music industry.

Something Else! Interview: Jim Weider of the Band

Something Else! Interview: Jim Weider of the Band

Woodstock native Jim Weider got to live out a musician’s dream, having been a fan of the Band at the turn of the 1970s before eventually joining Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson from 1985-99.

Something Else! Interview: Davey Payne of the People Band and the Blockheads

“I believe there is a divine music; it goes on, it’s automatic, without anger, greed, lust, attachment and egoism.”

Something Else! Interview: Markus Reuter on Robert Fripp, Crimson ProjeKCt, Stick Men and Ian Boddy

Something Else! Interview: Markus Reuter on Robert Fripp, Crimson ProjeKCt, Stick Men and Ian Boddy

You’ll need an Outlook calendar to keep up with Markus Reuter these days. The composer/guitarist has just released his latest forward-thinking ambient release with Ian Boddy, even as he preps for more dates with the Crimson ProjeKCt