By Steve Newton Back in November of 1983 I did my first interview with British guitar legend Allan Holdsworth, when he was touring with his band I.O.U. His latest album at the time was the six-song EP Road Games, and one point in the conversation I asked him about the "special thanks" on the back … Continue reading That time I called Allan Holdsworth up to talk guitar and he just wanted to chat about beer
By Steve Newton Back in November of 1983 I did the first of my two interviews with pioneering British guitarist Allan Holdsworth. At the time he was based in L.A., and about to bring his band, I.O.U., up to Vancouver for two shows at a small venue called the Soft Rock Cafe. As the interview … Continue reading That time I asked Allan Holdsworth what he’d like the future to hold for him
By Steve Newton If you were reading the top guitar magazines back in the early '80s you may have heard the buzz about this phenomenal British player named Allan Holdsworth. A lot of the buzz was being generated by one Eddie Van Halen, who was touting Holdsworth's abilities whenever he got a chance. Right around … Continue reading That time I asked Allan Holdsworth what he thought of Eddie Van Halen
By Steve Newton I'd been wondering which of my hundreds of old interviews I should digitize next when I realized that the one with guitar legend Allan Holdsworth from 1983 should take precedence, because apparently cassette tapes don't last forever and can deteriorate. Luckily the damn thing still works. Thank you Maxell. When I did … Continue reading That time Allan Holdsworth told me that a lotta people love the things that he hates…like his old band U.K.