Next month Dweezil Zappa brings his father Frank’s music to New Zealand for the first time since 1976. LYNN ANSELL talked to the virtuosic guitarist/bandleader about what we can expect from ‘Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The F@%k He Wants’, a title that reflects the huge spat currently playing out between the Zappa siblings in Hollywood. [Note: Lynn consciously chose not to talk about that, because as Frank Zappa used to say, ‘Music is the best!’]
Peter Garrett gave GARY STEEL a piece of his voluminous mind as the revived Midnight Oil prepared for the world tour that brings the group to NZ for two dates this weekend. Peter Garrett – How are you mate? Gary – I’m good. The cicadas are screeching so loudly […]
ANDREW JOHNSTONE is exhausted. He’s been interviewing Jacinda Ardern for a marathon two hours, and she’s just warming up.
The former Pink Floyd bassist and conceptualist takes us through his first album in 25 years.
On the momentous occasion of the release of Aldous Harding’s second album, Party, Gary Steel digs up a revealing interview from his heaving archives.
The idea? Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month and 38 years of his own rancid opining and reportage, Gary Steel will present something from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. The following piece appeared in the Sunday Star Times, November 30, 1997.
In his ongoing series of stories rescued from the dumpster of time, Gary Steel gifts us his August 1998 interview with Patti Smith, who had just returned after her retirement 16 years before.
For the first time ever, Gary Steel vs. Neil Finn in the infamous 2007 interview, unexpurgated and unmixed.
With respect to her induction into the New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame, Gary Steel digs out his 1987 interview with the singer-songwriter, who was newly flush with her unexpected second round of success.
Gary Steel gets personally acquainted with Rick Wakeman, keyboard whiz/wizzard and comic wag, on the eve of his one-man, one-piano, three-date NZ tour.
Gary Steel digs up ancient Cure artefact Number 1
Gary Steel talks to Annabel Fay. Or is it the other way around?