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Interviews from the early '80s to the present with musicians from the worlds of hard-rock, blues, metal, and prog, with the emphasis on guitarists.

Ear of Newt Steve Newton

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Interviews from the early '80s to the present with musicians from the worlds of hard-rock, blues, metal, and prog, with the emphasis on guitarists.

    That time Lemmy from Motörhead made me feel like a twit because I hadn’t heard Skunk Anansie yet

    That time Lemmy from Motörhead made me feel like a twit because I hadn’t heard Skunk Anansie yet

    By Steve Newton One thing you had to love about Lemmy Kilmister--apart from his brain-rattling music--was how good he was at being himself. He wasn't the type to put on airs. He said whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted. And if he happened to hurt your wittle bitty feelings being Lenny, tough titty. That was … Continue reading That time Lemmy from Motörhead made me feel like a twit because I hadn’t heard Skunk Anansie yet
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    That time I asked Jeff Healey about his 1989 Grammy nomination and he told me that Jimmy Page would probably win

    That time I asked Jeff Healey about his 1989 Grammy nomination and he told me that Jimmy Page would probably win

    By Steve Newton On February 16, 1989, I did the second of my three interviews with Canadian guitar hero Jeff Healey. He was only 22 at the time, but holy crap could that guy play! Anyway, this was about five months after the release of his wicked debut album, See the Light, which you may … Continue reading That time I asked Jeff Healey about his 1989 Grammy nomination and he told me that Jimmy Page would probably win
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    That time Adam Levine of Maroon 5 told me that he needed more spicy plum sauce–and didn’t love the White Stripes

    That time Adam Levine of Maroon 5 told me that he needed more spicy plum sauce–and didn’t love the White Stripes

    By Steve Newton Maroon 5 are pretty huge these days. Huge enough that they're playing the Super Bowl halftime show today, for what that's worth. I interviewed the band's 24-year-old frontman, Adam Levine, when they weren't nearly as huge. It was back in May of 2003, when they were touring North America with Matchbox Twenty, … Continue reading That time Adam Levine of Maroon 5 told me that he needed more spicy plum sauce–and didn’t love the White Stripes
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    That time I asked Bruce Fairbairn if Bob Rock had tried stealing his AC/DC project, The Razors Edge

    That time I asked Bruce Fairbairn if Bob Rock had tried stealing his AC/DC project, The Razors Edge

    By Steve Newton Back in December of 1991 I wrote an article in the Georgia Straight--the weekly Vancouver newspaper I still work for--on local producer-to-the-stars Bob Rock, who'd made a name for himself in recent years with bands like Blue Murder, Motley Crue, and especially Metallica (he'd helmed their breakthrough Black Album, which was released four … Continue reading That time I asked Bruce Fairbairn if Bob Rock had tried stealing his AC/DC project, The Razors Edge
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    That time B.B. King told me that Eric Clapton could make him do whatever he wants

    That time B.B. King told me that Eric Clapton could make him do whatever he wants

    By Steve Newton I've been lucky enough to have interviewed blues legend B.B. King twice, once way back in 1984, then again in 2002. The last time was a couple of years after he and Eric Clapton had recorded the awesome Riding With the King album, which was a shoo-in for my Top 10 albums … Continue reading That time B.B. King told me that Eric Clapton could make him do whatever he wants
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    That time I called Susan Tedeschi to talk about Just Won’t Burn and her mom said she was in the tub

    That time I called Susan Tedeschi to talk about Just Won’t Burn and her mom said she was in the tub

    By Steve Newton I did my first interview with Susan Tedeschi in November of 1998, just eight months before she met husband-to-be Derek Trucks while opening for the Allman Brothers and they started the relationship that would result in two beautiful kids and the formation of the equally stunning Tedeschi Trucks Band. At the time … Continue reading That time I called Susan Tedeschi to talk about Just Won’t Burn and her mom said she was in the tub
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