Category Archives: Interviews

KEXP Exclusive Interview: Photographer Lance Mercer on Pearl Jam

Tonight, Friday, April 7th, Seattle’s own Pearl Jam are being inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center in New York. (Other inductees include Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Tupac Shakur, and Yes.) HBO will air the event later this month on April 29th, but you canRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Nancy Wilson of Heart on Pearl Jam

Tonight, Friday, April 7th, Seattle’s own Pearl Jam are being inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Barclays Center in New York. (Other inductees include Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Tupac Shakur, and Yes.) HBO will air the event later this month on April 29th, but you canRead more…

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Father John Misty Premieres Pure Comedy on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters

Tomorrow, April 7th, acclaimed singer/songwriter Father John Misty will premiere his new album, Pure Comedy, (Sub Pop) on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters. During the show, KEXP will also air an exclusive conversation between the artist and Waters. Between noon and 2PM PST, listeners will get a glimpse into Father John Misty’s creative processRead more…

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Balance and Doubts: Inside the Upcoming David Bazan Documentary

Director Brandon Vedder settled in for a long drive, coming home from a shoot. He was in the process of finishing his short film A Certain Kind of Light and had his sensors out for the next story he wanted to tell. He turned on an episode of Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird podcastRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Kim Thayil of Soundgarden on Ultramega OK

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, a former DJ at KEXP (KCMU), was kind enough to stop by the KEXP studios to share his thoughts on a multitude of topics and one of the most exciting nuggets he shared was the news that the band had taken back the rights to 1988’s Ultramega OK from SST, in orderRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Butch Vig and The Smart Studios Story

Last year, the documentary The Smart Studios Story premiered, a tribute to the now-legendary recording studio, founded by also now-legendary producer/musician Butch Vig and Steve Marker. Opened in 1983 when the two were college students at the University of Wisconsin, and closed in 2010 after a decline in usage, the studio helped bring to lifeRead more…

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International Clash Day 2017: KEXP Exclusive Interviews

They may have broken up back in 1986, but The Clash continue to influence new generations of musicians every decade. KEXP had a chance to speak with a few of these artists, both old and new; hear their thoughts on “The Only Band That Matters” below. KEXP celebrates the fifth annual International Clash Day onRead more…

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Remembering Bowie: KEXP Exclusive Interviews

In this day and age, you’d be hard-pressed to find any musician who wasn’t influenced by David Bowie. KEXP has chatted with just a few, which we share below, on this one year anniversary of Bowie’s passing. KEXP celebrates the life of David Bowie on-air beginning Sunday, January 8th, on what would have been DavidRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Paul’s Boutique Tribute in Brooklyn 11/16 + Exclusive Interview

This Wednesday, November 16th, Brooklyn is stepping out to pay tribute to the Beastie Boys’ 1989 masterpiece Paul’s Boutique, an album that KEXP dissected last year. The event is being organized by the Hip Hop Loves Foundation, a non-profit based in New York with a worldwide reach, and a mission to “educate underprivileged people globallyRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Lol Tolhurst of The Cure 10/28 + Exclusive Interview

Join us this Friday, October 28th as KEXP welcomes Laurence “Lol” Tolhurst, founding member of iconic post-punk band The Cure, and author of the new memoir, Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, out now on Da Capo Press. Tolhurst and Robert Smith began their friendship at the age of five, holding hands at aRead more…

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