Al di Meola full transcript

This interview happened in two sections, as we were cut short by unforeseenness at Ronnie Scott’s, though it’s not the best place to interview someone, in the band room behind the stage. Al and I finished off over Skype while he was in the Ukraine a couple of days later. The xxxx indicate places where I couldn’t even guess what lay beneath the digital crackle. As with so many guitar players, Al was a most generous and patient interviewee, and I enjoyed our chat immensely. Continue reading

Geddy Lee full transcript

I interviewed a heavily jetlagged Geddy Lee after hearing the new album, Clockwork Angels, just the once. I dislike not being able to really get into an album before interviewing, and I hate short interviews – 30 minutes, unfortunately, leaves little time to pursue lines of enquiry, unless you’re prepared to risk the entire interview being dumped because you failed to get the basics. Continue reading

King Mob full transcript

A transcript of my interview with Glenn Matlock, Chris Spedding and Steven Parsons of King Mob.

The usual rules apply – if you want to use this, then please ask me first, and cite me correctly. Cheers!

There’s a lot of waiting around

Glen – you know radio four, that poncy news program, they said ‘now we’re going over to floella poncenby-smythe who’s with charlie watts from the rolling stones, today celebrating thirty years playing in the rolling stones, and she said ‘charlie, you’ve been playing live for thirty years, and he said ‘you’ve got it wrong there love …’ and she said ‘what do you mean, surely you formed in such and such a date and now it’s such and such a date’, and he said I might have been in the band for thirty years, but it’s not thirty years’ playing, its five years playing and twenty-five years hanging about’ Continue reading