Interviews

Interviews from The Current.

Mavis Staples on her famous family, her new album, and her former suitor, Bob Dylan

Mavis Staples has been singing professionally since the 1950s, and she's still going strong with a new album coming out on Feb. 19, titled 'Livin' on a High Note,' plus an upcoming HBO documentary simply titled "Mavis!" It tells the story of her 60-plus years as a singer, including her time in the family group, The Staple Singers. Mavis Staples discusses her life and work in this interview.

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Iggy Pop and Josh Homme detail 'Post Pop Depression,' tour New Hot

On Thursday it was revealed that Iggy Pop and Josh Homme teamed up and recorded an album under wraps. Looch called up Iggy and Josh to talk about Post Pop Depression, the text conversation that sparked the project, how they went about collaborating, and who all was involved in the making of the record.

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Interview: Tommy Stinson

Two days before he takes the stage at First Avenue as part of The Current's 11th Birthday Party celebrations, Tommy Stinson talks to host Mary Lucia about his new projects and shares some thoughts on his previous work with the Replacements and with Guns n' Roses. 'Life's good right now,' Tommy says.

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A conversation with Chuck D

Chuck D -- a cofounder and core member of one of the most influential and long-lasting groups in music history, Public Enemy -- was recently in the Twin Cities to speak at Augsburg College as part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Convocation. Beforehand, Chuck D sat down with The Current's Sean McPherson for a conversation about music, race and community.

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'Rubber Soul' at 50: how one group of friends reinvent a Beatles classic

On the 50th anniversary of the U.S. release of the Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' album, lifelong Beatles fan Padraic Gilligan explains how he and his friends have been creatively celebrating the 50th anniversary of each Beatles' studio album. 'For many of us, a Beatles song also recalls a particular moment or time in our lives or a moment in history,' he says.

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