In this video edition of Chad Smith's interview series, the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer sits down with his old friend, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, to talk about their early days on tour together, their attempts to form a "jazz odyssey" band, producers Rick Rubin and Brendan O'Brien, and a whole lot more. A jam-packed, laugh-filled hour-long chat.
As Austin City Limits gets ready for a rare television appearance by Nine Inch Nails this coming weekend (check your local PBS listings), the audience can prepare with an interview with Trent Reznor about the reëmergeance of NIN
, or with a preview of the ACL performance with this clip of Satellite
, from the most recent NIN album. [more inside]
Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga.
A 1h13m video interview with Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, mostly fan-submitted questions. [more inside]
Six months ago, MetaFilter discussed Russian LGBT activist Nikolai Alexeyev's disappearance
. This past week, an interview with him was aired on Gay USA
. (Interview starts around 30m10s, and runs for 17m30s ) Episode also available as audio only
, and available through iTunes
as a free podcast. [more inside]
FOX, Fox News, and The White House all used the ginormous television audience that comes with the Super Bowl to their advantage today when a 15 minute interview with the President by Bill O'Reilly
was aired as part of the pre-game show. Full video here.
On Friday evening, Trent Reznor sat down with Jon Pareles (music critic for the NYT) for a lengthy, candid interview about his work on The Social Network soundtrack, Nine Inch Nails, How To Destroy Angels, and his creative process. The interview runs 1h15m, and is available for download in both video
versions. [more inside]
A photographic essay, a glimpse inside
the Real Doll
factory. Video interview with Matt McMullen
(6m) , Real Doll creator. Guys And Dolls
(46m), a BBC documentary about Real Dolls and their owners. (All links pretty much NSFW) [more inside]
He says: "The internet's completely over. I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.
"The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good."
After releasing Cause & Effect
and Hot Summer
through his local Minneapolis public radio station, Prince
elects to forego official digital release of his new album, "20Ten". Instead, he will give it away through France's Courrier International
(July 8), England's Daily Mirror and Scotland's Daily Record
(July 10), and Germany's Rolling Stone
(July 22), starting this week. [more inside]
Country music star Chely Wright talks to Oprah about coming out, prior relationships, and her career. Part 1
. Part 2
. Part 3
. [more inside]
In the wake of their Webby nominations for their Bohemian Rhapsody video (previously
), Nerdist Podcast interviews The Muppets.
[46m, actual interview starts at 10m40s] Listen on the website, or find download links on the page to take it with you.
October 29, 2009 marked the 25th anniversary of the release of Welcome To The Pleasuredome
, by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
, kicking off the short rule of Frankie over reality. oh so much [more inside]
Vangelis: The Man And His Music (Part 1
, Part 2
, Part 3
, Part 4
) profiles prolific Greek keyboardist and composer Evanghelos Odyssey "Vangelis" Papathanassiou
in a rare 1984 television interview. [more inside]