Alan Sparhawk of Low describes his Danelectro Convertible as 'weird,' but that's what he likes about it. 'Sometimes guitars speak back to you, and they give back to you, and that's just magic,' he says. Check out what Alan has to say about the guitar he's taking on tour for 'Ones and Sixes.'
On the release date of Keith Richards' solo album, 'Crosseyed Heart,' The Current's Jim McGuinn had a chance to chat with Richards. 'Crosseyed Heart' is Richards' first solo album in 23 years. 'What took me so long? Well, I've got this other band ...,' Richards jokes. Listen to the full conversation and read a transcript.
After playing a captivating session in MPR's Forum, Greg Holden stopped to talk to us about the guitar he played during the performance. Holden wasn't typically a player of Martin guitars, but a chance find changed his mind. 'It sounded amazing and I was like, Ah, I guess I'm going to get one of these,' he says.
The Eagles of Death Metal frontman stopped in for a chat with The Current's Bill DeVille and a portrait session with Nate Ryan. Although Hughes didn't set out to be a rock musician, he was encouraged to pursue music by his longtime friend Josh Homme. 'This is the coolest job in the world,' Hughes says.
On Friday, Sept. 11, Beirut's next album, 'No No No,' releases. Beirut frontman Zach Condon joins Jade to talk about the new album, how it came together, and about his approach to songwriting and arranging. 'I will hit an accidental note on a piano and all of a sudden a drum part will come to me,' Condon says. 'That's how my mind works. It's weird.'