Something Else! Interviews

George Harrison once helped Gary Wright strike gold: ‘He was a true genius’

George Harrison once helped Gary Wright strike gold: ‘He was a true genius’

When Gary Wright’s ‘The Dream Weaver’ was certified gold on March 8, 1976, it solidified George Harrison’s importance as a collaborator and confidant.

Tony Kaye discusses his scary Yes Album-era injury: ‘We hit a car head on’

Tony Kaye discusses his scary Yes Album-era injury: ‘We hit a car head on’

Tony Kaye was on the way back from a Yes performance at Basingstoke in 1970, when the band was involved in a horrific crash.

George Harrison remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland, Robben Ford + others

George Harrison remembered by Alan White, Joey Molland, Robben Ford + others

We’re celebrating the late George Harrison’s birthday by revisiting some signature moments with collaborators from his post-Beatles years.

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe + Tony Kaye on The Yes Album: ‘It was a special time’

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe + Tony Kaye on The Yes Album: ‘It was a special time’

Released this week in 1971, ‘The Yes Album’ was their big-bang moment, a project where the full scope of Yes’ genius began to take shape.

Greg Lake on King Crimson’s biggest chart triumph: ‘So fully formed, but also so unusual’

Greg Lake on King Crimson’s biggest chart triumph: ‘So fully formed, but also so unusual’

Greg Lake looks back on King Crimson’s classic debut, which rose to the band’s highest-ever album chart position today in 1970.

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

Geoff Downes discusses the deeper complexities of “Video Killed the Radio Star” ahead of a planned Buggles reunion with Trevor Horn.

Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay” emerged out of crushing grief: ‘I can’t go in that studio’

Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay” emerged out of crushing grief: ‘I can’t go in that studio’

Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay,” released 47 years ago this month, was a labor of love for his friend and musical companion Steve Cropper.

Nils Lofgren’s ready for Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band’s return: ‘Some hope that lingers’

Nils Lofgren’s ready for Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band’s return: ‘Some hope that lingers’

Despite leading his own groups for decades, Nils Lofgren still enjoys the challenge of collaborating with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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.