In this 1980 piece, GARY STEEL gets an unexpected interview with Elton ‘Rocketman’ John, and attends the formal press conference.
Music and movie related interviews
GARY STEEL is celebrating 40 years of music journalism by disintering and re-animating interviews and reviews from his fat archive. In this piece, he meets NATHAN HAINES to talk up his 2003 release, Squire For Hire.
GARY STEEL is celebrating 40 years of music journalism by disintering and re-animating interviews and reviews from his fat archive. To honour the publication of Shayne Carter’s memoir, Dead People I Have Known, here’s Gazza’s 2001 profile on one of NZ’s greatest rock gods.
GARY STEEL meets Steven Dourmashkin, the young inventor behind the just-launched Specdrums children’s instrument.
Jan Hellriegel is about to release the best album of her career. As if that’s not enough, it’s a superb book as well. She graciously submits to the Witchdoctor Q&A.
RICHARD VAREY finds genuine musical gems amongst the trash in opshops, and even tracks down the obscure artist behind one such discovery. Sandwiched between hundreds of dusty Kamahl and Nana Mouskouri CDs in opshops and second-hand stores around New Zealand there are genuine forgotten treasures to be found. It takes […]
Sad that you missed the Auckland Arts Festival performance of Terry Riley’s seminal In C by percussionists from the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Australian National Academy Of Music? Let the APO’s chief percussionist, Eric Renick, fill you in.
Reactivated semi-mythical Wellington post-punk band Beat Rhythm Fashion return to their homeland for the first time in nearly 40 years this month for a precious few live appearances on the back of their highly praised album, Tenterhook. GARY STEEL, who was there the first time round, conducts a poignant Q&A with the trio’s main writer/singer/player, Nino Birch.