In an excerpt from Kurt B. Reighley’s interview from DINOSAUR No. 3, the 1980s synth-pop pioneer talks about her latest album – and finding fresh inspiration in the guitar. Above photo by Andrew Catlin.
Older, wiser, happier, and still every bit the punk, Billy Idol proved that good things can get even better with age in a sold-out show at The Fox Theater in Oakland. Review by Steven Gdula, above photo by Mike Rosati.
In this excerpt from the DINOSAUR No. 3 cover story, Rob Halford of Judas Priest talks to Joe Natoli about why the band is doing another world tour, how he maintains the intensity, and what he might be thinking about when his mind wanders while onstage. Photograph above by Greg Dohler.
Steven Gdula talks to Bianca Sparta of legendary San Francisco No Wave band Erase Errata about how changes in the Bay Area shaped their band over the course of fifteen years, and even the sound of “Lost Weekend,” their new album. Photo by Luiza Sá Davis.
In Part 2 of Don Waller’s interview with Lenny Kaye, the veteran Patti Smith Group guitarist talks about his pioneering “Nuggets” comp, producing other artists, and what goes into (and stays out of) his tour diary.
In the first of two parts, Don Waller talks to veteran Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye about avoiding nostalgia on their current tour, his thing for crooners, and being in the glitzy world of the Golden Globes.
Steven Gdula attends the opening night of Spandau Ballet’s current world tour and declares that they might just have people calling them the Next Big Thing … thirty-five years after they got that tag the first time. Photographs by Mike Rosati.
Don Waller talks to Cracker lead guitarist Johnny Hickman about the band’s new double album, how he and frontman David Lowery are like Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, and why Lowery is one of the best songwriters of his generation.
Sam Bishop chats with Jim Jarmusch and his SQÜRL co-conspirator Carter Logan about the power of the EP, live-scoring Man Ray, and the joys of the affected umlaut.
Does James Williamson sing in the shower? Don Waller talks to the Stooges guitarist/songwriter on the eve of a rare live L.A. performance of his solo album “Re-Licked,” with guests including Alison Mosshart and Jello Biafra. We also find out why he’s OK with modifying some old lyrics … and what’s always in his refrigerator.