Rik Emmett (you may know from Triumph) discusses his 11 solo catalog albums that were recently re-released via Round Hill Records: Ten Invitations, Swing Shift, Raw Quartet, Live At Berklee, Handiwork, Good Faith, Strung-Out Troubadours, Liberty Manifesto, Push & Pull, and Marco’s Secret Songbook.
John Oates discusses the upcoming “Live In Nashville” release with The Good Road Band. He talks about performing with the musicians and the “Arkansas” album project, how he has evolved as a musician by working with those musicians, his current songwriting, the status of the next Daryl Hall & John Oates project, music in the pandemic era, and more.
Steve Hackett discusses aspects of his 2020 autobiography “A Genesis In My Bed.”
B.J. Thomas talks about the 50th anniversary of “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” including the songwriting of Burt Bacharach & Hal David, the song’s legacy to him and pop culture, and more.
John DeNicola talks about his own version of “Hungry Eyes” (in the top 30 of the national Adult Contemporary charts at the time of this interview). He also chats about the other song from “Dirty Dancing” that he co-wrote — “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life)” — writing with Franke Previte, writing with John Waite, and his first solo album — “The Why Because” — which came out in October, 2019.
Cathy Richardson, lead singer of Jefferson Starship, talks about their new song “It’s About Time” from their August, 2020 EP “Mother Of The Sun,” including how Grace Slick helped create the song, the influence of Paul Kantner, connecting the social climate of today to the origins of Jefferson Airplane, and more.