Interview: The Claypool Lennon Delirium


Sean Lennon and Les Claypool -- collectively known as The Lennon Claypool Delirium -- are in town for a show Wednesday night at the Skyway Theatre. They stopped by our studio to chat with Jade ahead of their performance.

Debbie Harry reflects on 40 years of Blondie, details new album


In advance of their sold out Twin Cities performance, Debbie Harry, the iconic frontwoman of Blondie, talks to Program Director Jim McGuinn about the history of Blondie, working with producer Mike Chapman, and upcoming collaborations with some surprising names.

Interview: The Kills

The Kills

Before their May 2016 show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Kills sat down for a chat with Jade, in which they talked about their new album, their creative friendship and keeping their albums 'vulnerable and honest.' They also performed a few songs from their new album, 'Ash & Ice.'

The Current's Guitar Collection: James Hunter, Gibson Les Paul

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When James Hunter saw a photo of Lightnin' Hopkins with a Gibson Les Paul, Hunter knew he wanted to get one. Hunter bought his Gibson Les Paul in 1999 and it's been his main instrument ever since; it's even had its neck replaced. 'This fight broke out; I wasn't there, but the guitar was,' Hunter says. 'Had it been the other way round, it'd be me with no neck!'

Flavor Flav chats with Sean McPherson on The Current

Sean McPherson and Flavor Flav

Musician and rapper Flavor Flav of the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy gave Radio Free Current host Sean McPherson and his listeners a wonderful surprise on Saturday, April 30: Flavor Flav arrived in the studio for a live conversation in which he talked about his music and about his memories of Prince. 'Being onstage with Prince is so electrifying,' Flav says. Listen to Sean McPherson and Flavor Flav's complete conversation.

On Andrew Bird's Latest, Real Life Takes The Reins

Andrew Bird

'All my songs are personal on some level; it's just a matter of how much that personal thing is buried.' Bird says that on the new album, 'Are You Serious,' his private world has bubbled to the surface.

The Current's Guitar Collection: Barns Courtney, Martin OOO-15M

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Barns Courtney has only had his Martin acoustic guitar for six months, but it already looks road-worn. 'Everything I've been through, I can sort of see represented on this instrument,' he says. 'It feels more like it's mine, like it's more a part of me than some random instrument that I've picked up.' Barns Courtney's Martin OOO-15M is the latest addition to The Current's Guitar Collection.