In spite of the robotic persona they've cultivated for years, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo elected to make their new album, Random Access Memories, in a real studio, with real musicians. Hear the elusive electronic duo explain why being human after all was important to them.
Singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry is a musical icon whose career spans from the several classic albums released by his band Roxy Music in the '70s and early '80s into a long, eclectic and accomplished solo career.
Shirley Manson of Garbage stopped by The Current studio ahead of their Mill City Nights gig last Friday, stopping for a quick chat with Barb Abney live on the air and recording a more in-depth interview with The Morning Show's Jill Riley.
Robyn Hitchcock is one of those mysterious musicians whose prolific output, massive talent and widespread influence has earned him a devoted cult following, plus a warm appreciation among hardcore musicheads across generations, even as he remains a largely under-the-radar figure in the mainstream.
Dave Grohl and his bandmates in Nirvana were practically unknown in 1991 when they pulled up to Sound City in a rusted white van. But the album that came out of that session, Nevermind, turned rock music on its head. In his new documentary and accompanying soundtrack, Sound City: Real to Reel, the Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters founder pays homage to that studio.
Brother-and-sister duo Wild Belle fuse rhythms and textures from across the globe with smart pop songwriting and enchanting melodies to create a uniquely alluring sound. The Current had the opportunity to talk to the band's singer Natalie Bergman about everything from her influences to her brother Elliot's handmade instruments.
The former Smiths guitarist says he's always jumped at whatever situation will draw the best music out of him -- whether that meant leaving school at age 15 or visiting Portland to work with Modest Mouse and staying for five years.
Peter Asher has lived a life most of us can only dream about. His band Peter and Gordon toured the world and topped the charts with a number one hit. Asher hung out with the Beatles, and managed some of music's biggest names. He shares his story with The Morning Show's Jill Riley.