rock chronicles:
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Grover Jackson
Grover was one of the first custom guitar luthiers and visiting his shop was always a fun time.

POSTED: 03/14/2012 - 02:48 pm

 
Rock Chronicles. 1990s: Guns N' Roses
Here, Gilby Clarke talked about his solo record and of course his work with Guns.

POSTED: 07/27/2011 - 11:02 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 2000s: Billy Cox
Billy Cox was the bass player who accompanied Jimi Hendrix at the now legendary Woodstock performance held in 1969.

POSTED: 07/13/2011 - 11:02 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1990s: Dream Theater
In a phone conversation, Myung and Petrucci talked about Falling Into Infinity and how they approached the recording of this record.

POSTED: 04/06/2011 - 11:19 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1990s: Chad Smith
Drinking lemonade and lunching on the restaurant's house specialty Chad Smith talked about Frusciante's return, making records, and the life of a Pepper.

POSTED: 03/23/2011 - 01:07 pm

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Queen
This interview took place about ten years after Queen first released their eponymous debut.

POSTED: 03/07/2011 - 11:35 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1990s: Def Leppard
By May 1996, when Slang was released, modern rock had reconfigured itself. Gone were the glam metal/pop rock textures that had originally brought Def Leppard.

POSTED: 03/02/2011 - 10:57 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1990s: Yngwie Malmsteen
This is an exclusive interview with Yngwie Malmsteen, that Steven Rosen conducted in 1995.

POSTED: 02/25/2011 - 12:09 pm

 
Rock Chronicles. 1990s: Marty Friedman
The album Marty Friedman discusses here would become the Countdown To Extinction album, Megadeth's fifth.

POSTED: 04/14/2010 - 11:16 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1990s: Glenn Hughes
This is an exclusive interview with Glenn Hughes, that Steven Rosen conducted in 1995.

POSTED: 03/31/2010 - 12:36 pm

 
Rock Chronicles. 1990s: Mick Taylor
This interview occurred some 23 years after Mick Taylor joined Mayall's band and 21 years after becoming a member of The Rolling Stones.

POSTED: 03/11/2010 - 11:12 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt
Leo Fender has stated that he thought the G&L guitars represented his greatest achievements moreso than the Fenders.

POSTED: 02/25/2010 - 11:28 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1990s: Dave Mustaine
More than anything, Dave was pointedly honest, both about his own work and the musicians around him.

POSTED: 01/29/2010 - 12:53 pm

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Alex Lifeson
An exclusive interview with guitarist Alex Lifeson, that Steven Rosen conducted in 1984.

POSTED: 01/21/2010 - 12:29 pm

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Adrian Smith
Here is an exclusive interview with Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, that Steven Rosen conducted in 1982.

POSTED: 10/29/2009 - 12:41 pm

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Robert Plant
Few singers in rock 'n' roll have held as much sway over the stance and style of singing as has Robert Plant.

POSTED: 08/21/2009 - 11:36 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Les Paul
A never before published online interview with Les Paul, that Steven Rosen conducted in early 80's.

POSTED: 08/14/2009 - 12:33 pm

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Tim Marten
While this may have been the absolute apex of gigs for guitar technicians, the Jimmy Page's tech all too well understood the pressures of his position.

POSTED: 06/07/2008 - 05:45 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Motley Crue
I wanted this tale to be broader and bigger and more touching than just another regular guitar interview.

POSTED: 05/10/2008 - 03:55 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Tom Petty
Tom Petty has recorded a litany of terrific albums but Southern Accents is one of his even more rhapsodic records.

POSTED: 03/29/2008 - 07:12 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Wayne Charvel
What comes through in this dialog is the picture of Edward Van Halen as a guitar player with a complete lack of guile and unbelievable level of humility.

POSTED: 03/22/2008 - 08:07 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Jeff Beck
I knew Jeff was angry with me. But this is a terrific interview. He has always had a quick and biting wit and you can read it here in just about every word.

POSTED: 03/15/2008 - 08:45 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Tony Iommi
By this time, Sabbath - as everyone knew them - had long since ended. Here, the guitarist puts it all in focus.

POSTED: 03/08/2008 - 04:46 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1980s: Angus Young
Angus talked about the record, his beloved SGs, his Marshall amplifiers, and the unique sound AC/DC has been refining for so many years.

POSTED: 02/23/2008 - 06:51 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: Ian Gillan
Ian holds a very special place in my heart because he was literally one of the first three or four people I ever interviewed.

POSTED: 02/16/2008 - 10:29 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: Noel Redding
Noel never felt intimidated in Jimi's presence. He truly felt he was Jimi's guitar equal. I found that astounding.

POSTED: 02/09/2008 - 07:10 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: Robby Krieger/John Densmore
In terms of framing what Krieger and Densmore did post-Doors, this is a decent interview.

POSTED: 02/02/2008 - 08:54 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: B.B. King
The legendary blues guitarist is perhaps the most well known purveyor of the blues idiom currently playing.

POSTED: 01/26/2008 - 08:06 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: Nicky Hopkins
This interview reveals much about who he was as a musician and as a human being. He was truly a critical cog in the music machine.

POSTED: 01/12/2008 - 09:08 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: Jimmy Page
An interview with Led Zeppelin guitar player Jimmy Page. This is the strangest experience I ever had.

POSTED: 12/17/2007 - 03:09 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: John Paul Jones
This is probably the most extraordinary experience I've ever had as a music writer. Read on.

POSTED: 10/24/2007 - 08:12 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: Ritchie Blackmore
This interview, conducted at his house in Oxnard, California, was one of the first interviews he ever undertook in promoting "Rainbow" record.

POSTED: 10/12/2007 - 09:07 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: Paul McCartney
Paul sensed my trepidation, my terror, my anxiety, and took me under his wing. He gave himself to me.

POSTED: 10/01/2007 - 08:55 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: Aerosmith
The band's sophomore album had not yet been released, and nobody really knew who Aerosmith was.

POSTED: 09/28/2007 - 09:27 am

 
Rock Chronicles. 1970s: Angus Young/Bon Scott
This conversation took place in 1978, just after the release of "Highway To Hell" - Bon Scott's final album.

POSTED: 09/26/2007 - 08:48 am

 
1970s: Rock Chronicles
The 70s, outside of the 1960s, was the most fertile decade ever for guitar players.

POSTED: 09/10/2007 - 09:30 am

 
Rock Chronicles
I am a music writer, and it's been my job - to talk to musicians about the music they make, how they make it, and why they make it.

POSTED: 09/03/2007 - 09:04 am