Something Else! Interviews

Steve Lukather, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Lukather, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Lukather discusses the complicated history of Toto’s lead singers, and why he still keeps a copy of ‘Meet the Beatles’ in heavy rotation – even today.

John Oates, of Hall and Oates: Something Else! Interview

John Oates has always been more than the Other Guy in Hall and Oates. In fact, the mustachioed one co-wrote half of H&O’s six Billboard No. 1 songs, including “Out of Touch,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and “Maneater.

Bobby Whitlock, of Derek and the Dominos: Something Else! Interview

Bobby Whitlock reflects on Derek and the Dominos’ ‘Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs,’ and other career highlights.

Something Else! Interview: Roots rocker Sherman Ewing

Sherman Ewing’s Single Room Saloon arrived with a sound that is at once intuitive and raw, but somehow well-worn and familiar, too.

Bob Margolin, Muddy Waters guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Bob Margolin, Muddy Waters guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Bob Margolin has spent his life around blues music’s most recognizable figures, and he’s now a respected band leader in his own right.

Something Else! Interview: Former Yes frontman Jon Anderson

After a difficult bout with respiratory problems, Jon Anderson has returned with a furious creativity, beginning with last year’s successful collaboration with fellow Yes alum Rick Wakeman. A forthcoming solo release, set for late spring, is to be part

Something Else! Interview: Orrin Evans, jazz pianist, composer and bandleader

Orrin Evans arrived amidst a wave of new jazz performers in the early 1990s. Unlike many of those young lions, however, he managed to bob up from that era’s ultimately empty retro-conservatism.

Gregg Rolie, of Santana and Journey: Something Else! Interview

Gregg Rolie, of Santana and Journey: Something Else! Interview

Gregg Rolie discusses Santana and Journey, two legendary bands he co-founded, as well as his intimate solo EP ‘Five Days.’

One Track Mind: Zachary Richard, with Celine Dion – "Acadian Driftwood" (2009)

One Track Mind: Zachary Richard, with Celine Dion – "Acadian Driftwood" (2009)

Both the most French of American musicians, and the other way around, Cajun rock star Zachary Richard makes roots music that couldn’t go by any other name. It is about his heritage, and his people’s, in Louisiana and in Canada and back all the way to France. In fact, his newest recording, “Last Kiss,” is Richard’s first non-French recording inRead More

General Patterson – Shackville (2009)

by Nick DeRiso General Patterson’s “Shackville,” recorded with former bandmates from north Louisiana bar-band legends Howard Shaft, moves like a warm, rustling breeze through the treetops. Surprising, indeed, for an on-stage performer known for his rumbling Southern-fried blues grind. Where Patterson’s shows typically push out from the stage with a tough, muscular emotion, “Shackville” offers delicate insights, set to aRead More

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