By Steve Newton One thing you had to love about Lemmy Kilmister–apart from his brain-rattling music–was how good he was at being himself. He wasn’t the type to put on […]
By Steve Newton Guitar legend Dick Dale has passed away. Here’s my interview with him from 2000.
By Steve Newton Back in ’89 I did the first of my five interviews with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. He was the coolest.
In 1998 I did my one-and-only interview with the southern-rock legend. May he rest in peace.
By Steve Newton Thirty years ago this week–on February 16, 1989–I did the second of my three interviews with Canadian guitar hero Jeff Healey. He was only 22 at the […]
By Steve Newton Maroon 5 are pretty huge these days. Huge enough that they’re playing the Super Bowl halftime show today, for what that’s worth. I interviewed the band’s 24-year-old […]
By Steve Newton Back in December of 1991 I wrote an article in the Georgia Straight–the weekly Vancouver newspaper I still work for–on local producer-to-the-stars Bob Rock, who’d made a […]
By Steve Newton I’ve been lucky enough to have interviewed blues legend B.B. King twice, once way back in 1984, then again in 2002. The last time was a couple […]
By Steve Newton I did my first interview with Susan Tedeschi in November of 1998, just eight months before she met husband-to-be Derek Trucks while opening for the Allman Brothers […]
By Steve Newton Hey, it’s Friday night, so seems like a perfect time to grab a Pil, throw on some At Fillmore East, and post another excerpt from my fourth interview with […]
By Steve Newton I watched that recently released documentary on Mick Ronson, Beside Bowie, the other day, and it inspired me to digitize another snippet off my first interview with […]
By Steve Newton Robin Trower is one of my fave guitarists of all time. His string of wicked albums in the seventies–in particular Twice Removed from Yesterday, Bridge of Sighs, […]
By Steve Newton In the Year of Our Lord, 1974, Mountain was one of my favourite bands. Back then I played the crap out of their new live album, Twin Peaks, marvelling […]
By Steve Newton I’ve been getting quite a few hits lately for a blog I posted last year about Danny Gatton, which included an audio excerpt from the interview I […]
By Steve Newton I became a fan of Def Leppard back in 1980, as soon as I scored their debut album, On Through the Night, at a local record store. […]
By Steve Newton As we enter a new year I find myself thinking: “Man, there aren’t many singer-songwriters like Warren Zevon around anymore.” That dude was one of a kind, […]
By Steve Newton J.J. Cale is the coolest musician I’ve ever interviewed, and I’ve interviewed quite a few. Talk about laid back and down to earth. And what a wicked […]
By Steve Newton When I interviewed guitar legend Tony Iommi back in March of 2007 he was bringing his Ronnie James Dio-fronted version of Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, to […]
By Steve Newton Back in ’83 when I interviewed AC/DC at a Vancouver hotel before the start of the Flick of the Switch tour I asked Malcolm Young whether Angus, […]
By Steve Newton There’s no denying that Ronnie James Dio did an incredible job replacing Ozzy Osbourne as the singer in Black Sabbath. The moment I heard “Neon Nights”, the […]
By Steve Newton Ha! Here’s a good one. Today I was listening to an old interview I did with Vince Neil back in October of 1991 when Motley Crue was […]