Something Else! Interviews

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.

‘It’s travelogue music': Steve Hackett on his solo song ‘Nomads’ from Genesis’ forthcoming R-Kive box

‘It’s travelogue music': Steve Hackett on his solo song ‘Nomads’ from Genesis’ forthcoming R-Kive box

Hand-picked solo tracks give the latest Genesis box set a new twist.

‘This is something I could really get into': Steve Cropper on the often-forgotten influence of bluesman Jimmy Reed

‘This is something I could really get into': Steve Cropper on the often-forgotten influence of bluesman Jimmy Reed

One key element kept him from following in Reed’s footsteps, though.

‘Very much a turning point for Yes': Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980’s Drama

‘Very much a turning point for Yes': Geoff Downes and Chris Squire on the enduring legacy of 1980’s Drama

The first Jon Anderson-less Yes album has received a critical reevaluation of late.

‘We thought of it as just another gig': Gregg Rolie talks Santana + Woodstock, 45 years later

‘We thought of it as just another gig': Gregg Rolie talks Santana + Woodstock, 45 years later

It was only later that he understood the magnitude of what had just happened.