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Warren Zevon: Tales from the Dark Side

Profile and Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, September 1992

THE VARIOUS ENCYCLOPAEDIAS of rock don't do justice to Warren Zevon. He got a snippy microscopic reference in the 1991 New Illustrated Rock Handbook ("well-established ...

The Beatles: Astrid Kirchherr

Profile and Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, 1994

AT 55, ASTRID Kirchherr still loves rock music and listens to it every day: The Beatles, the Doors, Bowie... "and Prince, he's such a genius ...

The Beatles: Backbeat and The Beatles Industry

Report and Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, May 1994

HIS LETTERS back home don't tell the whole story. But such letters seldom do. He says there are plenty of girls "but none of us ...

John Lennon: Bob Gruen: Just Like Starting Over

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, August 1995

New Yorker Bob Gruen is famous in the field of rock'n'roll photography but his association with John Lennon overshadows everything. GRAHAM REID hears the stories. ...

Gerry & The Pacemakers: Gerry Marsden's Beating Heart

Profile and Interview by Chris Bourke, New Zealand Herald, March 1997

GERRY MARSDEN will never walk alone. All he needs to do is go to Anfield and watch his beloved Liverpool football team. He can sit ...

The Beatles: Taylor of Savile Row: Derek Taylor, 1932-1997

Obituary by Chris Bourke, New Zealand Herald, September 1997

DEREK TAYLOR, WHO will forever be known as "the Beatles' press officer", leant across and switched my tape recorder to "pause". I had just admitted ...

Steve Earle: Rebel With A Cause

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, February 1999

Country rock rebel Steve Earle has turned his back on cocaine and booze and talks to Graham Reid about politics and music ...

Steven Van Zandt

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, March 2003

SILVIO DANTE, Tony Soprano's loyal soldier and owner of the famous Bada Bing strip club, is in the lobby bar of a Sydney hotel and, ...

Gillian Welch finds new audience with old-time Americana music

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, October 2004

FOR SOMEONE WHOSE stark songs sound like they have come from the impoverished rural underbelly of Depression-era America, Gillian Welch seems as lively as a ...

Jimmy Webb: Interview: Jimmy Webb

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, August 2005

BEFORE HE WAS 21 Jimmy Webb had already written some of pop's most enduring songs, including 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix' (which Frank ...

Joe Cocker: Soul Survivor

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, October 2005

EVEN JOE COCKER finds it amusing he should be staying in his hotel in Denmark under an alias. After all, he's hardly fan-bait as a ...

Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks: Stevie Nicks

Interview by Graham Reid, New Zealand Herald, February 2006

STEVIE NICKS – the fairy queen singer in Fleetwood Mac – is in a Melbourne hotel room ready to go off to another rehearsal. In ...

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