Interview

Joni Mitchell Talks (About John Lennon)… Just Not To Us

By Iman Lababedi | November 26, 2014

“That’s Lennon’s class difficulty he had. He’s a working-class lad. I’m sure he had that same fight withGeorge Martin because he was afraid that he was betraying his class. I know I’m going to get into hot water if I get into this but I have controversial opinions about him”

Dave Grohl On Arctic Monkeys And Smoking Pot While Watching The Kardashians

By Alyson Camus | November 23, 2014

I’ll see a young band like them become that popular and think, ‘Please God, don’t let them self-destruct’. Because it happens, you know. But they seem like a band of brothers. Those four dudes seem like they’re doing really well and will be for a while.’

Glyn Johns At High Fidelity, Sunday November 16th 2014

By Alyson Camus | November 19, 2014

this guy has recorded with about everybody in the music business, from The Rolling Stones to the Who, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, The Beatles, the Kinks, the Clash,… basically there is a great chance that the classic song stuck in your head right now, was recorded by Glyn.

Dave Grohl Speaks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | November 8, 2014

‘Can I tell a director of photography how to frame a shot? No. But my biggest job as a director is to just sort of excite and cheerlead a group of people to find that one common goal or vision. I can convince people. I can convince people to do lots of things.

Jeff Koons Interviewed Jimmy Page At the 92 Y, Monday, November 3rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | November 5, 2014

Taking us from session musician work as a sixteen year old, through the Yardbirds to overnight success, literally three months between recording LZ1 and touring the States to sold out Arenas, the interview had the length but not the depth. .

U2 Speaks, But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | November 1, 2014

‘I think it goes in cycles, honestly, and I think that we’ve just been through a particularly low cycle point for guitar-based music, and electronic dance music has been kind of the focus’, he declared. ‘But I think it’s about doing something fresh and novel

QOTSA's Josh Homme Speaks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | October 27, 2014

QOTSA has been called by Trent Reznor ‘the best rock band in the world’ that ‘could kick your ass if you ran into them in a bar somewhere’, and a lot has been made of Homme’s Elvis-Presley-like charisma

CBGB’s Talked With The Miles Davis Estate And Host Alan Light, We Listened In

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2014

“It is hard to go a pitch in Hollywood and sit across from a guy who says ‘OK, explain Miles Davis to me,” that was Vince Wilburn Jr. , Miles’ nephew, expressing his unconcealed contempt for the movie business.,”So I stopped going to the pitches because it was personal, I took it personally.”

Julian Casablancas Talks… Just Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | October 11, 2014

A lot of what I do is to try and make cool things popular in their own time. But I’m not trying to be new or different. It’s just the same as ever – creative ideas come in my mind and I just execute them.’

The Rock NYC “CBGB’s Artist Spotlight” with Vince Wilburn, Jr., from Miles Davis Estate

By admin | October 6, 2014

From our panel participation and various Austin visits, we teamed with our Rock Star publicist (Karen Sundell) and had a brainstorm to create an annual Miles experience. We got so much love from SXSW and the music community, wanting more Miles, that we decided to roll-out an event that would honor Miles, while supporting the next generation of musicians

Alexandra And The Starlight Band – THE ROCK NYC / CBGB'S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

By admin | October 3, 2014

“East coast punk rock has always been a huge influence in our music. My first band was called The Thunder Boys named after our gloomy Rock N Roll hero Johnny Thunders. We’re pretty excited to continue the legacy of a venue that housed the Ramones first gig and bands like Television, Blondie, and Richard Hell”

VIV PEYRAT / VIV AND THE REVIVAL – THE ROCK NYC / CBGB'S ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

By admin | October 2, 2014

Viv Peyrat sounds to these ears like a classic rocker with a modern hook bent! Here are his answers to five question posed to him with his suitable for streaming debut EP The Introduction. Here Viv answers five questions.

Mark E. Smith Says He hates Metallica -Just Not To Us

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2014

Who decided it was time to start liking her again? I never even liked her the first time round. It’s like all these radio DJs have been raiding their mam’s and dad’s record collections and decided that Kate Bush is suddenly cool again. But I’m not having it.”

Taylor Swift Talks -Not To Us Of Course, To Rolling Stone

By Iman Lababedi | September 8, 2014

“There’s someone whose entire job it is to figure out things that I don’t want the world to see. They look at your career, they look at what you prioritize, and they try to figure out what would be the most revealing or hurtful.” If we lose Taylor to L.A. we have only ourselves to blame.

Interpol's Paul Banks Speaks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | August 30, 2014

‘Have you seen us play lately? I’m a little more chipper these days. Nowadays we try to write setlists for shows and there are too many songs to choose from, which is a nice problem to have.’ Banks is even described as looking almost happy… I saw them last weekend and they didn’t say much more than ‘Thank you’

Robert Plant Talks (Just Not to Us) (And Nothing Of Much Interest)

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2014

I sat with Robert Plant for a talk and when I say sat with Robert Plant for a talk what I mean nu sat for a talk is cut and pasted an interview he conducted with Lane Brown of New York Magazine and tilled it for any interest, but no stabbing Page in the back, no chariots of the gods, not a sausage

Ryan Adams Doesn't Care If You Like His Music Or Not

By Alyson Camus | August 15, 2014

I’m too old to care who likes my records. It’s all bullshit anyway. People make judgments about records but the music is eternal. I like ‘Be Here Now’. I don’t even care if Noel Gallagher doesn’t like it, because you know what? I will take two bong hits and that record will blow my mind.’

Omar Souleyman In Conversation With Henry Rollins At The Grammy Museum, Sunday August 3rd 2014

By Alyson Camus | August 6, 2014

‘As being successful doesn’t mean just having a good voice, it takes much more than this,…’ he adds, saying this has to do a lot with the content of his lyrics. But how is this possible when the western audiences do not understand? I am not sure, but US audiences have been very good to him, they ‘have fulfilled his wish’, ‘Everybody dance and is happy’…

Bob Gaudio Of The Four Seasons Speaks… Just Not To Us

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2014

My friend Ken Shane is a writer for Popdose and interviewed the Four Seasons songwriter Bob Gaudio. Gaudio is one of the all time greats, his songs include “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,’ “Rag Doll,” “Big Man in Town,” “Bye Bye Baby” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” so, yeah, we pop guys are very very impressed

Jenny Lewis Talks… Just Not To Us

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2014

It encompasses a grueling period during which Lewis’ father passed away, her band of more than a decade broke up, and she conquered two years of chronic insomnia. “All these things pushed me over the edge. In your mid-30s, you have to take inventory, or you’ll stumble.”

An Interview With Linguaphile George Watsky

By admin | July 17, 2014

As soon as I mentioned that he’s been referred to as “the voice of a generation”, he did a full body cringe. “I don’t know who called me that that could be anyone. Anyone on the internet could say things good or bad. I try not to take the bad too seriously, nor the hyperbolic good.

Warped Tour Interview With "Horny. Sick." Alex Koehler of Chelsea Grin

By admin | July 16, 2014

I don’t know what was worse. The fact that he made me wait half an hour, or the fact that he basically just provided me a six minute crappy interview. Maybe it was how I waited half an hour for a six minute crappy interview.

Nick Cave Speaks,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | July 8, 2014

I am going to see the great Nick Cave twice this week, yes twice! First, at the American Cinematheque, I will attend ‘20,000 Days on Earth: An evening with Nick Cave’ , about the film he co-wrote with artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, then, the next day, I will go to a Nick Cave and the…

Ozzy Osbourne Talks About About His Health,… But Not With Us

By Alyson Camus | July 4, 2014

‘If I can’t get up and go to the bathroom myself and I’ve got tubes up my ass and an enema in my throat, then I’ve said to Sharon, ‘Just turn the machine off’. If I had a stroke and was paralyzed I don’t want to be here. I’ve made a will and it’s all going to Sharon if I die before her, so ultimately it will all go to the kids.’

Lana Del Rey Speaks About Her (Mythologic) Life,… But Not With Us

By Alyson Camus | June 16, 2014

Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Lana drops a celebrity name after another, she hangs out with street people but miraculously never gets an STD or a good beating. And She even pretends to still be doing this street wandering. Let’s sum up her myth so far, she has been homeless, alcoholic, she still sleeps with strangers she meets in the streets and she is so unhappy she wants to die

Lana Del Rey Says She Wants To Kill Herself…. Just Not To Us

By Iman Lababedi | June 6, 2014

“My career is a reflection of journalism, current-day journalism. My public persona and career has nothing to do with my internal process or my personal life. It is actually just a reflection on writers’ creative processes and where they’re at in 2014. Literally has nothing to do with me”

Sam Smith Discusses His Sexual Preference… Just Not With Us

By Iman Lababedi | May 30, 2014

“A guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn’t felt love before. I’ve felt the bad things. And what’s a more powerful emotion: pain or happiness?

Sharon Van Etten Reveals She Wants To Become A Therapist,… Just Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | May 25, 2014

It is so hard, and it’s a really weird thing to do. I’m beginning to realize what’s more important to me, and I have a lot to think about. I had to end a ten-year relationship because it was too hard to do music and have that. I think it’s a real issue, especially for women. I hate to say it, I just feel like we have to think about having a life and having a family more.

Conor Interviews Lorde Interviews Conor,… But Not With Us

By Alyson Camus | May 24, 2014

How did Lorde discover Conor exactly? Well, that was easy:’ I knew about Bright Eyes because everyone at my school was obsessed with Bright Eyes. But I didn’t really have a supergood understanding of who you were. Then my current boyfriend introduced me to you — he’s an O.G., hard-core fan, like he had a forum in 2005 for you guys.’

Sean Lennon Talks About Daddy… Just Not To Us

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2014

As for the interview, that Flaming Lips guy Coyne needs to stop fellating pop stars, it is getting embarrassing. Muehl says “Sean is super-intelligent but lacking in self awareness.” No, she is wrong. I don’t even know the guy and I can tell you self-aware is what he does.

Throw Back Thursday: April 2010, Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer

By admin | May 22, 2014

Four years ago at age 13 Mary Magpie set out to Worcester MA to interview a long time idol. Meeting up in a corner pizza shop she spoke to Rocket Summer front man Bryce Avary.

Cat Power Speaks… But Not With Us

By Alyson Camus | May 12, 2014

I have met her and she is always herself, unpredictable and vulnerable. She talked to the Guardian and I supposed this is a summary of a long discussion? I wonder why this is presented as bullet points, what is this, a power point presentation?

The Mark Oliver Everett Interview… But Not With Us

By Alyson Camus | April 25, 2014

I noticed specifically in the tour we did last year that I did not feel that anymore. I felt like such a rock star some nights that it was scaring me. I was probably able to convey it earlier, but I never really felt it until recently. I’m still totally awkward in life.’

The Lily Allen Interview… But Not With US

By Iman Lababedi | April 24, 2014

This would make a fun on going column, right? Helen Bach wrote one about Chrissie Hynde yesterday Some big time rock star gives a big interview but not to rock nyc? The list is almost endless

The Chrissie Hynde Interview…But Not With Us

By Helen Bach | April 21, 2014

Chrissie has been an icon and one of the handful of women with earned respect in the entire rock world. She has held it together with bad ass appeal and beauty of conviction. Every girl should aspire to be her, no one holds a candle to her.

‘Pussy Vs. Putin’ At The Harmony Gold Theater, Sunday April 6th 2014

By Alyson Camus | April 8, 2014

They talked about the oppressive Putin’s government, harassing gay people with this new movement ‘Occupy pedophilia’ linking homosexuality to pedophilia and allowing violence against the LGBT community.

An interview with Kacie Quigley of Living The Dream Foundation

By admin | March 30, 2014

She wants a kid to know and be able to snap their fingers and spend a day with their favorite band. It’s a fantastic vision that isn’t too far off, by any means. In a short amount of time, the organization has skyrocketed and made countless dreams come true.

The Fascinating Clare Grogan Of Altered Images Revisited

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2014

“We’re a group, we make popular songs, I’m a girl, I’m quite young, but I’m maturing fast. Why do people have to make things so complicated for us? Why can’t they take Altered Images at face value?” Clare sighs, shrugs, smiles, giggles

Wayne Kramer Discusses the MC5, guitars, and his new jazz project

By Alex Baker | February 27, 2014

later, like after I came home from prison, and I went back to Europe as a solo artist, I started to meet the Clash and Nick Lowe and Billy Bragg and all those guys would tell me that Back in the USA was the record that inspired them. I think Kick Out the Jams might’ve been just too over the top for them or maybe they were too young, I don’t know. But Back in the USA was everything they were talking about

I Interviewed Squeeze For Creem In 1987… We had Difference Of Opinion

By Iman Lababedi | February 15, 2014

“I don’t agree with that at all,” Tilbrook declared. “I’d say we’ve been on a couple of diversions. We’ve made two albums that’ve had their low points, probably lower than the albums that came before them. But I’m in the position where I’m involved with the new album now and I don’t think we’re going downhill”

Conor Oberst And Teenage Girls

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2014

hy teenage girls, why not middle aged men? Why pinpoint your dislike at the heart of the very people who love you most. His writing is getting worse, the last two times I saw him live he wasn’t very good, and he has a nasty fucking attitude. Conor wants to be alone and if he continues like this he will certainly get his wish.

Steven Malkmus Still Hates The Eagles And Finds Evil In Classics

By Alyson Camus | January 20, 2014

‘It’s almost like when Pavement did “Crooked Rain,” we thought “We’re going to do the Eagles and Free, but like, indie rock. We’re going to see how much of this people can take, or how much we can take.” There’s a certain self-hate involved in it or something.’

Chanel West Coast's "Holiday" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 14, 2014

Stephanie Rizzo and I quizzed Chanel and friends for an hour I pushed Chanel on the music; the album Now You Know, a Cash Money release, had dropped to pretty numerous acclaim and Chanel had opened for Lil Wayne on his summer tour

Morrissey The God Announces Debut Novel, New Record

By admin | January 10, 2014

“I’m as much of a mess now as I was when I was 16.” It’s so true, and to see Morrissey the God acknowledging this fact makes him feel just a little bit more human. Oh, and he’s about to record a new album.

New Morrissey 1-3-14 Q And A On True-to-you.net: New Album Being Recorded

By Helen Bach | January 3, 2014

” I would like to ask all so-called celebrity chefs why they believe that animals should have no right to live. If Jamie ‘Orrible is so certain that flesh-food is tasty then why doesn’t he stick one of his children in a microwave? It would taste the same as cooked lamb.”

The Long Lost Is Here: The David Bronson Interview Part One

By Iman Lababedi | December 14, 2013

Bronson does self-conscious, a prodigiously gifted songwriter who has spent the past decade recording, arranging, writing and re-writing what is simultaneously his magnum opus and his first work

Elliott Smith’s College Classmate Discusses Their Last Meeting And The Circumstances of His Death

By Alyson Camus | December 11, 2013

She had known Elliott for sixteen years and she is one of these friends who strongly think that more should be done to uncover the facts surrounding Elliott’s death.. Needless to say, she isn’t not one of these friends interviewed by W T Schultz, and absolutely convinced it was a suicide

Interview With Dan and Donnie of Stages and Stereos October 22nd, 2013

By admin | October 25, 2013

“I remember playing a ‘Battle of the Bands’ in my hometown and there were maybe 400 people there and it was so loud- the screams were so loud when we were playing. It was the biggest rush ever. That was when I knew. I was like, ‘I could do this. Maybe all these people aren’t here for us, but one day they will be.’ “

"I have no other skills -this is the only thing that I've ever known how to do": The Black Veil Brides Leader Reflects

By admin | October 21, 2013

“The Golden God is much heavier than the Kerrang Award. The Kerrang Award, I can wield it drunk better. At the after-party, [grumbles drunkenly], I think I almost killed some people with the Golden God- it’s very heavy. My award’s too heavy- it’s not a common issue. It’s definitely a first-world problem.”

Interview With Havok Frontman, David Sanchez October 14th 2013

By admin | October 16, 2013

“”Metal doesn’t mean the same thing that it did before..metal is constantly evolving,” David remarks. “My opinion of heavy metal is what’s considered ‘old school’.. nowadays it’s all breakdowns and blast-beats. To me, that’s not heavy metal. That shit’s trendy. It’s not musical.””