Rock Music Interviews
Watch Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On The Importance Of Structure
August 24, 2013 – "Too much jamming kills the band," the leader of the Glasgow quartet says of his new album.
Listen For Rocker Ty Segall, Hard Times Lead To A Softer Sound
August 17, 2013 – Ty Segall speaks candidly about the family tragedy and strife that led to his new album, Sleeper.
Read 'Something Being Born': On Making A Classic Album With A Boombox
August 10, 2013 – A decade ago, The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools.
Read Hüsker Dü's Timekeeper Finds A Lost Paradise
Read Robert Randolph Ushers In Steel-Guitar Soul With 'Lickety Split'
July 16, 2013 – On his first album in three years, the frontman offers his own soulful twist on gospel music.
Read Daughn Gibson: Story Songs Born Of An Odd-Job Life
July 14, 2013 – The deep-voiced country singer discusses his new album, Me Moan.
Read Anna Von Hausswolff: An Artist In Thrall To A Mega-Instrument
July 13, 2013 – The Swedish musician is one of the few in the world who plays the pipe organ in popular music.
Read La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict
June 29, 2013 – The band's lead singer, Henry D'Arthenay, looks to his Venezuelan home for inspiration.
Read Chuck Leavell: The 'Fifth' Stone Speaks
Watch Jimmy Eat World Finds The Fuel To Keep Going
Read Heartbreak Takes John Vanderslice To 'Dagger Beach'
June 14, 2013 – Isolation led the avant-indie rock veteran to new songs and an album made outside the label system.
Watch The National: 'We've Earned Our Stripes'
Read Eleanor Friedberger Unashamed Of Her Favorite Sounds
June 2, 2013 – On her second solo release, the Fiery Furnaces singer proudly mines the music of her birth decade.
Read Dirty Beaches: A Nomad Musician Starts Over (And Over, And Over)
May 26, 2013 – Alex Zhang Hungtai's dreamy rock feels nostalgic — ironic for an artist who's never put down roots.
Read Yngwie Malmsteen: 'I've Always Been A Little Bit Of An Extremist'
May 11, 2013 – The king of neoclassical shred guitar on being a family man and growing up on Bach and Hendrix.