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 →

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 →

Baby, Hold On To Eddie Money! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Eddie Money, rock singer, "Baby Hold On To Me," Two Tickets to Paradise, "Gimme Some Water," "Shakin'"   (NOTE--This Eddie Money interview (and concert review) was originally published on June 4, 1984.) When it comes to rocker Eddie Money, St. Petersburg fans “ain’t got no control.” On less than a week’s notice Money... Continue Reading →

Dale Bozzio? Missing Persons found here! 1984 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Dale Bozzio, lead singer, Missing Persons   By Bob Andelman August 11, 1984 Dale Bozzio, lead singer of Missing Persons, is intelligent, perceptive and immediately recognizable in a crowded room. Maybe that's where Frank Sinatra first noticed her. She frolics on the beach, rides bicycles and dances in a chorus line in Sinatra's... Continue Reading →

INXS singer Michael Hutchence: A taste of Aussie pub rock! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Michael Hutchence, lead singer, INXS By Bob Andelman (Originally published on December 6, 1985; Michael Hutchence died November 22, 1997.)   There are some pretty strange stories circulating about INXS. One suggests that the band, or at least some members, listen to "dirty. sleazy. pornographic music" before going on stage. True. ("I do,... Continue Reading →

1335 Change in sound, look, opened doors for 38 Special! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Don Barnes, lead singer, 38 Special   (NOTE - The following interview I conducted with 38 Special lead singer Don Barnes was originally published on August 16, 1986. -- Bob Andelman) Southern rock is dead, extinct. That’s not exactly big news, but it really hit home when word got out that 38 Special’s... Continue Reading →

1330 This post is Jammin’ with Bob Marley and the Wailers biographer! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Richie Unterberger, author, Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Richie Unterberger by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Kingston, Jamaica townies ready to pounce at the first slip of a Rastafarian accent... Continue Reading →

Nick Rhodes on Duran Duran vs. The Beatles, 1984! INTERVIEW/REVIEW

Today's Guest: Nick Rhodes, keyboard player, Duran Duran   (NOTE: One of the wildest concerts I ever attended as a music critic was Duran Duran at Florida's Lakeland Civic Center in March 1984. It was louder than hell and quite fun. A few days before the show, I did a telephone interview with the band's... Continue Reading →

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