Queen, album by album, with rock critic Martin Popoff! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Martin Popoff, author, Queen: Album by Album     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Martin Popoff by clicking on the video player above!  Over the last year, every time I saw a trailer for the film Bohemian Rhapsody, I had one thought: “Please don’t suck.” I hadn’t realized that, decades after... Continue Reading →

Dan Washburn: Country sung from the Canadian countryside! VIDEO INTERVIEW, SONGS

Today's Guest: Dan Washburn, country singer, "Long Story Longer," "Someone Like You"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Dan Washburn by clicking on the video player above!  Dan Washburn is a country singer/songwriter with a great big ol’ voice and personality, a knack for catchphrases and an ever-present bit of whimsy in... Continue Reading →

One More Sleep gets singer Amy Rose to Christmas! VIDEO INTERVIEW, SONGS

Today's Guest: Amy Rose, country singer, "One More Sleep," with guitarist Marty Beecroft     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Amy Rose and Marty Beecroft by clicking on the video player above!  Amy Rose may be the greatest country music singer on the planet. I can’t prove that beyond a reasonable doubt, but... Continue Reading →

Rocker Bobby Friss plays for the kids again this Xmas! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Bobby Friss, rock star, Bobby Friss Band     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Bobby Friss by clicking on the video player above!  I last interviewed rock guitarist Bobby Friss in 1988. Something his father told him and he shared with me that day about being a professional has always stated... Continue Reading →

Tempting? Talking with Otis Williams of The Temptations! INTERVIEW

By BOB ANDELMAN (Originally published August 25, 1984) CLEARWATER - There were no ca­sualties, but the battle was fierce. Arms flailed, legs kicked, and tempers flared, but it was all in good fun as the Temptations and Four Tops squared off musically on the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday night. The promoters nicknamed... Continue Reading →

Don McLean: “I’m OK … You’re So-So” 3 INTERVIEWS

Today's Guest: Don McLean, singer, songwriter, "American Pie"   (NOTE: The first interview below was done in advance of Don McLean's 1983 appearance at the old London Victory Club in downtown Tampa; the next two were written from a second, single phone interview in 1986. My enduring memory of the Tampa show was taking a... Continue Reading →

MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer kicks out the mofos! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Wayne Kramer, guitarist, MC5, author, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5 & My Life of Impossibilities     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Wayne Kramer by clicking on the video player above!  Everybody knows at least one MC5 song – and that would be “Kick Out the Jams,” mofo. Know... Continue Reading →

Michael Franks almost froze those popsicle toes! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Franks, singer, "Popsicle Toes"   By Bob Andelman (Originally published October 4,1986) Michael Franks was in Columbus, Ohio when he heard that Ringo Starr had just recorded one of his tunes, “Monkey See – Monkey Do.” “I was on the road when the record came out,” the singer-songwriter recalls. “Somebody said, ‘One... Continue Reading →

Donna Allen: Moving on to life’s better things! INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman Originally published November 21, 1986) (NOTE: I was so happy to finally uncover this profile of singer Donna Allen. Not only did I enjoy her singing and performing, but I had the biggest, hugest crush on her. I could barely talk to her -- and this was at least the second,... Continue Reading →

Still Mad About You, Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go’s, too)! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Belinda Carlisle, singer, The Go-Go's   By Bob Andelman (Originally published August 22, 1986) This year’s Belinda Carlisle model looks like a model. Men are ga-ga over the slimmed down, radiant ex-Go-Go. Women want to know who does her hair. And fans are mad about her debut single as a solo act, “Mad... Continue Reading →

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