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You can watch the video version here. https://youtu.be/A6GTf6rOepQ We take a look at Black Sabbath's masterful third album Master of Reality. For more information including other credits, articles, and images, please go here. https://bit.ly/385aj2L If you'd like to support the channel and get a cool Sweet Leaf sticker please go here. (Only $5) http…
 
Go here to watch the video version https://youtu.be/CH8c4TKrIOo Sabotage is the sixth studio album by metal pioneers Black Sabbath, released in 1975. It was recorded in the midst of litigation with their former manager Patrick Meehan. The stress that resulted from the band’s ongoing legal woes infiltrated the recording process, inspiring the album’…
 
In this episode, we have the Ramones’ frontman, Joey Ramone. At the time of this interview in 1988, Ramone was 37 years old and was in Japan for a tour. In the interview, Ramone talks about whether he considers The Ramones a punk band, the most exciting time in music history, how most bands lack originality, and whether rock and roll have paid him …
 
A never-before-published and first known interview with Boston's original singer Brad Delp. At the time of this interview in 1978, Delp was 27 years old and was in the midst of recording Boston’s second record. Two years earlier, Boston released what would become the best-selling debut album of all time until Guns ‘N Roses’ first album. Full transc…
 
A never-before-published interview with Adrian Belew from 1981. Full transcript The Tapes Archive In this episode, we have a multi-instrumentalist and the secret weapon for so many bands, Adrian Belew. At the time of this interview in 1981, Belew was 31 years old and was promoting King Crimson’s album Discipline. In the interview, Belew talks about…
 
In this episode, we have a founding member of The Who, Pete Townshend. At the time of this interview in 1996, Townshend was 51 years old and was promoting his greatest hits record. In the interview, Townshend talks about his plan to no longer make records, the remixing process of Quadrophenia, what’s now important to him, and finding a Jimi Hendrix…
 
A never-before-published interview with Roger Daltrey from 1994. In the interview, Daltrey talks about: Whether he has gotten his due from his solo albums Which album was a writing breakthrough for him Why he thinks fans have a hard time accepting him outside of The Who What’s great about The Who’s music Why The Who isn’t touring How hard it is sin…
 
In this episode, we have Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. At the time of this interview in 1987, Rose was 25 years old and was promoting an upcoming tour of Japan. Appetite for Destruction hadn’t even cracked the top-selling 50 albums, and it would be at least another seven months before the band really took off. In the interview, Rose talks about …
 
Today we are releasing two interviews -- one with Axl Rose and one with the man who interviewed him, Steve Harris. Steve grew up in San Francisco but went to Japan as a college exchange student and loved it there. He felt like it was the place for him. After graduating in 1980, he started to work as a freelance translator in Tokyo. Through one of h…
 
A never-before-published interview with guitarist Warren Haynes from 1992. In the interview, Haynes talks about: Moving out of Duane Allman's shadow How it feels to play Duane's licks Whether Duane was an influence His connection to Memphis and Motown Going to see concerts when he was a kid The musical differences between him and Duane His love for…
 
A never-before-published interview with guitarist Paul Barrere from 1992. In this episode, we have Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrere. At the time of this interview in 1992, Barrere was 44 years old and was promoting Little Feat’s upcoming concert at Deer Creek Music Center. In the interview, Barrere talks about his fond memories of Little Feat fou…
 
A never-before-published interview with Dimebag Darrell from 1992. In this episode, we have metal guitar legend Darrell Abbott, also known as Dimebag Darrell. At the time of this interview in 1992, Dimebag was 25 years old and was out on tour in support of Pantera’s album “Vulgar Display of Power.” In the interview, Dimebag talks about his guitar t…
 
A never before published interview with Sammy Hagar from 1991. In this episode, we have the Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar. At the time of this interview in 1991, Hagar was 44 years old and was promoting Van Halen’s upcoming concert at Deer Creek Music Center. In the interview, Hagar talks about his experience with UFOs, the secret to Van Halen, h…
 
A never before published interview with Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 1996 In the interview, Flea talks about: If it’s strange to think of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers as an arena band If this is the band’s best lineup Was it a goal for the band to become this big What made him pick up the bass What other instruments he plays The meaning be…
 
https://www.thetapesarchive.com/zappa-plays-sabbath Are you a Black Sabbath or Frank Zappa fan? Or like me both? I would consider myself a super fan of both, yet I just found out that Frank was a big fan of Black Sabbath something I never knew. So I decided to make a video with the backstory including the night that Frank was supposed to play with …
 
A never before published interview with Rick Wakeman of Yes from 1999. In the interview, Wakeman talks about: Going on the 700 Club Why he did not go out with Yes’s last tour How he has never stopped making records Being homeless Working with independent labels Owning up to your own truths What he should have done to hold onto his money The cost of…
 
A never before published interview with Hank Aaron from 1995. In the interview, Aaron talks about: His job at CNN His involvement with the documentary Chasing the Dream How much of the film was accurate How he wants people to remember him Speaking out on things that are wrong in the world How people are uncomfortable with the truth If he was able t…
 
A never before published interview with Bill Bruford (Yes/King Crimson) 1980. The challenges of commercial radio The advantage of making a name for himself in bands like Yes, Genesis, and King Crimson The problems with playing in big-name bands vs. as a solo act His thoughts on touring with Genesis What attracts him to the U.S. market What he wants…
 
A never before published interview with Neil Peart (Rush) 1994 00:00 - Intro 00:44 - Start of Neil Peart interview 01:02 - What kind of difference can one person make? 01:44 - The western idea of heroism 04:06 - The luxury he enjoys 06:04 - How people react to him asking them to think 10:42 - What he learned from Paul Simon 11:39 - Why he agrees wi…
 
Steve Sybesma, a longtime concert promoter and one of the partners in the creation of Deer Creek Music Center outside Indianapolis. Sybesma hopped on a call with Marc to tell him about his newly created Indiana concert archive website, indianarockhistory.com, and about his concert promotion journey https://indianarockhistory.com/ 00:00 - Intro 00:5…
 
A never before published interview with Angus Young (AC/DC) from 1996. In the interview, Young talks about: - What it’s like to come back after a five-year layoff - The ever-changing landscape of rock ‘n’ roll - The key to AC/DC’s success - How Bob Dylan compares to AC/DC - Why AC/DC was considered a punk band in England - One of his hobbies - The …
 
A never before published interview with Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) from 1992. In the interview, Butler talks about: - What happened to his solo career - Why he left the Ozzy band - How he reconnected with Dio - The difficulty in finding a vocalist - The making of the Wayne’s World soundtrack - The bleak outlook of the Dehumanizer album - A rare …
 
A never before published interview with Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) from 1995 In the interview, Pollard talks about: - His creative time of the day - Upcoming records to be released - Working with Matador Records - What makes him happy - Giving hope to all other garage musicians - The collectability of his records and “hoarding” a few himself…
 
A never before published interview with Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead) In the interview, Welnick talks about: -His love for Bob Marley - If being in the Grateful Dead was anything like he imagined - His vision as a child that came true - What it was like auditioning for the Grateful Dead - The differences between being with The Tubes and being in th…
 
A never before published interview with Paul Stanley (KISS) from 1996 In the interview, Stanley talks about: - How the 1996 tour is going to be a better Kiss concert than the 1974 shows. - The familiarity of playing with Ace Frehley and Peter Criss - Parasitic friends and business associates - If there will be more reunion tours - How fast tickets …
 
A never before published interview with Kurtis Blow from 1997 In the interview, Blow talks about: - Whether he thinks God cares about pop music - How he had it all and now has nothing - What hip-hop fans should go back and listen to - How early hip-hop had a code of ethics not to use swear words - Why he got out of the music business - How he fores…
 
A never before published interview with Lars Ulrich (Metallica) from 1997 In the interview, Ulrich talks about: - Pat Boone’s version of “Enter Sandman” - Metallica’s songwriting process - How the internet can be a “frightening instrument.” - Being on the Ferrall on the Bench show and whether he and Scott Ferrall are friends - What motivates him - …
 
A never before published interview with David Crosby from 1998 In the interview, Crosby talks about: - Meeting his son after 30 years - Writing and playing music with his newly found son - How he is the happiest “walrus” you’d meet - Why his son is a better musician than he is - His feelings toward The Doors’ Jim Morrison - Mistakes he has made in …
 
A never before published interview with Ringo Starr (The Beatles) from 1992 In this episode, we’re celebrating the 80th birthday of Ringo Starr by playing Marc’s interview with the Beatles’ drummer from 1992. At the time of this interview, Ringo was 52 and was on tour with his All-Starr Band. Back in those days, Ringo would do five-minute interview…
 
A never before published interview with Robby Krieger (The Doors) from 1991. In the interview, Krieger talks about: - Going all-instrumental without Jim Morrison -What he thought about Oliver Stone’s movie “The Doors” - Why keyboardist Ray Manzarek wanted nothing to do with the film - The truth about The Doors - What it was like making records afte…
 
A never before published interview with Ray Manzarek from 1998. In the interview, Manzarek talks about: The death of Jim Morrison Whether he feels that he lives in Morrison’s shadow Whether Morrison is in heaven or hell Whether Iggy Pop was considered to replace Morrison The early days of touring with the Doors How he wants to inform the youth abou…
 
A never before published interview with Tracy Morgan from 2007. In the interview, Morgan talks about: His new movie with Ice Cube If Tracy Jordan and Tracy Morgan are the same person The dynamics of 30 Rock Whether he was happy with the 30 Rock episode where Jordan was shown to be illiterate His famous family members Working with white writers If h…
 
A never before published interview with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) 1989 In the interview, Buck talks about: Is R.E.M. commercial or inaccessible If the album Green is supposed to be uplifting Why he is angrier than ever His love for Lou Reed The misunderstanding of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” The trappings of success The early days in R.E.M. Sta…
 
A never before published interview with Keith Emerson from 1992 - In the interview Emerson talks about: - How technology has changed the way he plays - If it felt right getting back together with ELP - How the reunion came to be - Why he thinks he was overlooked as a solo artist - The stigma attached to keyboardist - How ELP pioneered the classical…
 
A never before published interview with Little Richard from the year 2000 In the interview Little Richard talks about: - Who he really wanted to play him in the movie - His desire that you understanding him - Why he wore make-up - If he considers himself gay - Whether he ever wore a bra - How he was the first African American to be on white radio -…
 
A never before published interview with Ozzy Osbourne 1997. In the interview Ozzy talks about: His love for his fans The legacy of Ozzfest How the Sabbath reunion came to pass Why Bill Ward was not included on the tour His thoughts on Marilyn Manson His record label Ozz Records Best Buy and censorship Being in Howard Stern’s movie In this episode, …
 
A never before published interview with Primus' Les Claypool 1994. In the interview Claypool talks about: Why Rush and Primus makes for a good concert The hardest bass line for him when he first started What made him wanna play bass His bass technique Headlining Lollapalooza Pork Soda Best Buy and Primus His record label Prawn Song Records In this …
 
A never before published interview with America author Kurt Vonnegut from 2000. In the interview Vonnegut talks about: - If technological progress has been good. - His love for the ACLU. - Posting the ten commandments in schools. - If he believes in God. - His affection for Indianapolis. - Being captured by the Germans in WWII. In this episode, we …
 
A never before published interview with John Prine from 1997. In the interview Prine talks about: His record label, “Oh Boy” Why his songs have “simple messages” How at the time of the interview he was in such a good place that he’ll “probably be writing all zippity-doo-da songs” John Mellencamp and other Indiana connections His yet-to-be-made duet…
 
A never before published interview with John Entwistle, bassist for The Who, from 1996. In this episode, we have the great singer-songwriter, John Prine. At the time of this interview in 1997, Prine was 50 years old and was out on tour with Los Lobos. In the interview, Prine talks about his record label, Oh Boy, his Indiana connections, touring, an…
 
In the interview Aykroyd and Belushi talk about: - They talk in-depth about their yet to be made film The Blues Brothers. - How democratic Saturday Night Live is. - The greatness of performing on live tv. - How they met and Second City days. - How the Blues Brother’s look came to be. - Aykroyd reveals how he came up with the SNL skit the Coneheads.…
 
A never before published music interview with Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) from 1993. In the interview Morello talks about: - The diversity of Rage Against the Machine’s audience - The band’s intent not to preach to the converted - The pushing of pushing an anti-censorship agenda - The threat of the PMRC - Boycotting record stores that do…
 
A never before published interview with John Mellencamp from 1991. In the interview Mellencamp talks about: - Hows he’s given up on trying to save the world - How big corporations don’t give a shit about your town - In-depth with his album “Whenever We wanted” - Turning 40 - How the world is run by men we never hear of - His thoughts on a friend th…
 
A never before published interview with Alex Van Halen from 1980. In the interview Van Halen talks about: • Van Halen days before being signed • Working with Ted Templeman. • The best heavy metal band he ever saw play live • The future of Van Halen • And more... Show Note: In the interview, Marc asks if it's true that Van Halen has in their rider t…
 
A never before published interview with Izzy Stradlin from 1993. (Formerly w/Guns N' Roses) In the interview Izzy talks about: • Growing up in Indiana. • If he’s still friends with his ex-bandmates. • How he loves the drums. • Recording with the JuJu Hounds • And more... For transcripts to this episode This episode is brought to you by the award-wi…
 
A never before published interview with Ace Frehley from 1994. In the interview Frehley talks about: • What “sucks” about rock’n’roll. • His side gig in computer graphics. • The possibility of a KISS reunion. • Playing while sober. • His influence on other guitars players. • And more... For transcripts to this episode This episode is brought to you…
 
A never before published interview with Dave Matthews from 1996 In the interview Matthews talks about: • His fancy footwork • His band’s first live performance. • Why we should teach children varied philosophies. • The making of his album “Crash”. • Why we want freedom. • Whether he cares or not if he makes it into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. A…
 
A never before heard interview with Neal Peart from the band Rush in 1991. In this episode, we have our second of three interviews with drummer Neal “The Professor” Peart of the band Rush. At the time of this interview in 1991, he was 39 years old and was out on tour with Geddy and Alex in support of the band’s 14th studio album Roll the Bones. In …
 
A never before published interview with Frank Zappa from 1991. Transcript for this episode. When I asked Frank Zappa if he had any regrets about the first 25 years of his career, he was blunt, as he always was. "There are certain things I might have said in a different way," he said. "But basically, there it is." And that's why Frank Zappa was and …
 
A never before heard interview with Dweezil Zappa from 1995. Transcript for this episode. In the story I wrote in 1994 based on this interview with Dweezil Zappa, the lead paragraph summed up the conversation pretty well: “His father treated life as if it were a wave of stupidity he could somehow contain. Dweezil Zappa prefers to smirk and ride the…
 
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