Barrence Whitfield gets to savage guts of rock ‘n’ roll! INTERVIEW 1986

  By Bob Andelman May 16, 1986 If seeing Little Richard perform “Great Gosh A’Mighty” in “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” got you going, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages are guaranteed to cause a heart attack. “We just play with the guts, sweat and emotion of any rock ‘n’ roll band that might’ve been... Continue Reading →

Bananarama: Looking ahead to touring, raising baby! INTERVIEW 1986

  By Bob Andelman September 15, 1986 The personal manager traveling with Bananarama has a worried look on her face. She’s concerned that a reporter about to interview the female vocal trio is only interested in one thing. “Keren (Woodward) is, uh, you know – tired of answering questions about her pregnancy,” says the manager.... Continue Reading →

The BoDeans Guide to Picking Up Girls! 1986 INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman June 27, 1986 The two young men hanging around outside the University of South Florida’s University Center are trying to pick up girls. They aren’t having much luck. “Don’t you know who he is?” hollers Sammy BoDean to a pretty, disinterested woman in a red leather mini skirt. “You’ll love me,... Continue Reading →

Power Station – Tony Thompson project turns into national tour! 1985 INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman August 16, 1985 John Taylor and Andy Taylor may be better known and prettier, but Tony Thompson generates the power in the Power Station. The drummer – formerly with Chic – discussed one of the most anticipated and unexpected rock tours of this summer in an interview just two days after... Continue Reading →

England’s Newest Wave: Talk Talk-ing with Mark Hollis! 1982 INTERVIEW

  By Bob Andelman (NOTE -- It's always sad learning someone I once interviewed has passed. This time it was Mark Hollis, co-founder of the British New Wave band Talk Talk, who died after a short illness on February 25, 2019, at the age of 64. The story that follows, originally published on October 7,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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