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 →

1343 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 →

1329 Charlie Daniels knows Devil, Mr. Media! INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Charlie Daniels, country singer, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," "Still in Saigon"   (NOTE -- This interview with Charlie Daniels was originally published on November 11, 1984. As you'll read, I always enjoyed talking to Charlie! -- Bob Andelman) Big, burly and wholly countrified, Charlie Daniels is one of the friendliest, most... Continue Reading →

1327 Travel America’s deep south in I Am The Blues! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Daniel Cross, documentary filmmaker, "I Am The Blues"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Daniel Cross by clicking on the video player above!  Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of blues fans who love the music but never thought about actually going to Louisiana or Mississippi to... Continue Reading →

1312 John Fogerty: Still swampy after all these years! 1986 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: John Fogerty, singer, songwriter, Creedence Clearwater Revival   (EDITOR'S NOTE: Today's interview with singer John Fogerty, was originally published on October 24, 1986. The audio, sadly, did not survive the decades, which is too bad, because Fogerty was kind enough to wish a "Happy Birthday, Cynda," to one of my editors at the time, the... Continue Reading →

1307 Dusting off history with Carl Perkins! 1986 INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Carl Perkins, Rock 'n' Roll Hame of Fame member, "Blue Suede Shoes"   (EDITOR'S NOTE: This interview with legendary rocker Carl Perkins, conducted by Bob Andelman, was originally published in the now-defunct Tampa Tribune on October 10, 1986. We're republishing the interview to celebrate his birthday, April 9, 1930. -- Mr. Media) Carl Perkins... Continue Reading →

1303 Go back in time with Jon Bon Jovi, circa 1984! PHONE INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Jon Bon Jovi, singer, Bon Jovi   Today--March 2--is singer Jon Bon Jovi's birthday. I've been intent on publishing my January 19, 1984, phone interview with him for a long, long time, but I just cannot locate the original print version of the story to accompany it, so today I am throwing up... Continue Reading →

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