Interview with Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs: A Fur piece (1987)

Jan 19

Interview with Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs: A Fur piece (1987)

Here’s a classic in-person interview with singer Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs, Love Spit Love) from San Francisco in May 1987, during the Midnight to Midnight tour. The text is presented below as originally written for my fanzine, Audivisse. We managed to stop RICHARD BUTLER of the PSYCHEDELIC FURS long enough to ask a few questions… by Nancy...

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The Secret Machines: On the road to Nowhere (2005)

Apr 20

The Secret Machines: On the road to Nowhere (2005)

by Nancy J Price David Bowie raves about them, REM’s Michael Stipe says their single is “pure sex,” and the lead singer of Snow Patrol admits, “I’ve cried every time I’ve seen them live.” Upon hearing all this, you may well wonder what kind of experience you’re in for at a Secret Machines concert. Oh, you’d be...

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Rhymes with Ash (2005)

Apr 20

Rhymes with Ash (2005)

by Nancy J Price For more than ten years, Ash have been generating hit singles in Britain. Their last studio album topped the UK charts, spawned five singles, and sold over a million copies worldwide. Coldplay — fans from way back — sometimes even play Ash songs during their live shows. And if all that’s not impressive enough, wait ’til you...

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10 questions with Rob Dickinson, formerly of Catherine Wheel (2006)

Apr 20

10 questions with Rob Dickinson, formerly of Catherine Wheel (2006)

For every lousy band that clutters up the charts with disposable pop, there are ten musical artists more deserving of such success — who, for whatever reason, just can’t quite manage to get there. And for every hundred of those, there’s one no-question, sure-thing, utterly brilliant group of musicians that still, for some unknown reason, just...

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10 questions with Lifehouse (2005)

Apr 20

10 questions with Lifehouse (2005)

by Nancy J Price If you were anywhere in the United States during 2001, you’ve heard Lifehouse. You might not know them by name, but their smash hit single “Hanging by a Moment” was inescapable — in fact, it was the most played song on US radio that year. But where has the band been since then? Well, while it’s taken them some time...

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10 questions with singer/songwriter Jewel (2006)

Apr 17

10 questions with singer/songwriter Jewel (2006)

by Nancy J Price She was recently named one of People magazine’s “100 Most Beautiful” — but don’t let that distract you from the music. Sure, her looks probably helped move more than a few of the 25 million albums she’s sold, but to this singer/songwriter (and poet, author and all-round artist), a pretty face is hardly what...

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Radiohead: Fade in – Ed O’Brien interview (1997)

Apr 08

Radiohead: Fade in – Ed O’Brien interview (1997)

by Nancy J Price Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood — he of the manic, talking guitar — is standing in the lobby as I arrive at the trendy San Francisco hotel where the band is staying. Alas, Jonny isn’t waiting for me, and Ed O’Brien, Radiohead’s other able guitarist and my intended interview subject, is still asleep. Somewhere between San Francisco and...

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Howie Day: The Perfect Time for Day (2004)

Mar 18

Howie Day: The Perfect Time for Day (2004)

by Nancy J Price When a teenager records and independently releases a self-financed album, that’s cool. When the album goes on to sell 30,000 copies based on positive word of mouth, that’s amazing. And then when, less than two years later, that same guy spends three months in southwest London’s Olympic Studios, laying down tracks on the hallowed...

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Rob Thomas is Lonely No More (2006 interview)

Mar 07

Rob Thomas is Lonely No More (2006 interview)

by Nancy J Price Not surprisingly, being the frontman of a band that has sold 25 million albums has its advantages. After his huge success with Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas was given a free pass to make a solo record, which he has called his “experiment.” Turns out his hypothesis was correct: Something to Be debuted in 2005 at number one on the charts,...

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Let it snow: Snow Patrol interview (2004)

Feb 18

Let it snow: Snow Patrol interview (2004)

Before they were wasting time chasing cars, Snow Patrol sold over a million albums in the UK, opened for U2 on several dates of the Vertigo tour, and got their second album on the US charts. Find out more about Snow Patrol, a band from Northern Ireland (by way of Scotland), in this interview from 2004. by Nancy J Price For the past five weeks, Snow Patrol — one of...

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