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WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with leading Jimi Hendrix scholar Steven Roby, who has uncovered and collected several forgotten or lost interviews the riotous guitarist gave during his too-short heyday in his new book, Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix, published by Chicago Review Press.

Several themes that defined Hendrix’s life emerge in its pages: isolation, his tough childhood, an always shifting biographical timeline, diffidence, and often a good sense of humor.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Grammy-winning producer Denny Somach about his new book, Get The Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World, which arrives on shelves just as the band releases its 2007 one-off reunion concert.

Part of the lasting intrigue of Led Zeppelin is the band’s now-mythic backstory. Formed from the ashes of the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin was an intensely focused and visionary group that became the defining band of the 70s, buoyed by its creative independence and the mastery of its leader and guitarist, Jimmy Page.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Guitar World editor-in-chief Brad Tolinski, whose new book is Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page.

Dating from their earliest reviews, which were often harsh and misinformed, the members of the legendary rock group Led Zeppelin have always had a complicated relationship with the press.

Peter Criss, the founding drummer of KISS, has written and new memoir, Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss and he joins us to talk about it.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with rock legend Randy Bachman, who has both shaped the sound of popular music over the past 50 years and served as one of its leading fans and curators, a living torchbearer for a many eras of rock and roll.

A guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer who penned countless hits for The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, Bachman has been the host of Vinyl Tap on satellite radio since 2005, where you can hear his stories of a lifetime in music and the songs he treasures.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Steve Earle, whose solo acoustic tour visits the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on September 30 at 7 p.m.

Earle has long touched his fans with his heartfelt lyrics and versatile voice, and the guitar-wielding son of the South has effortlessly glided between genres over his long career.

Grammy award-winning rockers, Evanescence, play at Tanglewood tomorrow night. The multi-platinum hard rock band, led by Amy Lee’s operatic, passionate vocals, has had the major hits, "Fallen" and “Bring Me To Life,” which snagged the band a Grammy for best hard rock performance. Amy Lee joins us.

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Jon Herington, the veteran touring and recording guitarist for Steeley Dan, and the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the New York City based Jon Herrington Band will be at The Linda on Saturday night.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with rock journalist Dave Thompson, author of Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-Songwriter.

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Our friends in the rock-band, Wilco, are busy guys. In the last year they launched their own label (dBpm) and released their latest album (The Whole Love) on it - this weekend they are kicking off this year's Newport Folk Festival and playing at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY.

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