Interviews

Max Weinberg talks with Jill Riley ahead of Red Wing show


Drummer and TV personality Max Weinberg will be at Red Wing's Sheldon Theatre for an eclectic show appropriately titled 'Max Weinberg's Jukebox,' as it is centered on the concept of the old-fashioned music-playing coin machine.

R.E.M. producer Mitch Easter: 'That's a band that made people happy'


Mitch Easter is a musician and producer, perhaps best known for his work producing R.E.M.'s debut EP 'Chronic Town' and first two albums, 'Murmur' and 'Reckoning.' On Thursday, Oct. 17, Easter, along with four other luminaries, will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Mary Lucia recently spoke to Mitch Easter about his work with R.E.M.

Billie Eilish: 'All I can say is, be patient'


The 17-year-old pop star talks NPR Music's Stephen Thompson about getting through her teenaged years, directing her own videos, experiencing art with synesthesia and more in this interview, recorded live on stage at Austin's ACL Music Festival.

Charlie Parr uses injury to reassess and record


A year after a devastating injury threatened his career, Duluth guitarist Charlie Parr is back with a new album, a new tour and a new understanding of the tunes he plays.