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Debbie Kruger

Debbie Kruger

Debbie Kruger's base is Australia but she has worked in London and spent time in the United States, her love for classic rock taking her to California regularly. A staff writer for showbiz bible VARIETY for four years, Debbie's freelance writing has been published in Australia's leading newspapers, as well as GOLDMINE, PERFORMING SONGWRITER and various other international magazines. Her first book, SONGWRITERS SPEAK, was published in 2005 to great acclaim. Debbie is one of Australia's leading entertainment PR consultants, her many roles including managing communications for the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and publicity for international music and film festivals. Debbie regularly conducts oral history interviews for the Australian National Film & Sound Archive, and for six years she broadcast her own radio show. A frequent commentator about music on radio and television, Debbie is currently based in Sydney.

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Nick Cave: The Songwriter Speaks

Interview by Debbie Kruger, Weekend Australian, July 2005

Writer Debbie Kruger spoke to the biggest names in Australian music for her new book Songwriters Speak. In this exclusive extract, Nick Cave explains why ...

Kasey Chambers

Interview by Debbie Kruger, Performing Songwriter, December 2000

IT'S A LINE so stark in its humility that it has some American reviewers looking for irony and missing the point altogether. ...

Beth Nielsen Chapman: The Lightness of Being Beth Nielsen Chapman

Interview by Debbie Kruger, Performing Songwriter, September 1999

WHAT STRIKES YOU first about Beth Nielsen Chapman, and then again repeatedly on further meetings, is her lightness. She is a woman who has been ...

Chicago: 34 years and Counting

Profile and Interview by Debbie Kruger, Goldmine, June 2000

"With this album, we dedicate ourselves, our futures and our energies to the people of the revolution... And the revolution in all of its forms."So ...

Chicago, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Eagles: Oldies But Goodies: The Eagles, Chicago, Crosby Stills & Nash

Essay by Debbie Kruger, Weekend Australian, March 1998

GROUPS SUCH AS the Eagles, Chicago and Crosby Stills & Nash sold millions of records here in their heydey – the Eagles still do – ...

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Crosby Stills Nash and Young: Looking Forward in Y2K

Interview by Debbie Kruger, unpublished, 1999

GRAHAM NASH IS by nature an ebullient man, but maybe this time he went too far. Such was the anticipation of the long-awaited new Crosby ...

The Eagles: Birds Of Pray

Report by Debbie Kruger, Rhythms, June 2013

The London press conference for the release of History Of The Eagles reveals that the band will return to Australia. Again. ...

Little River Band

Profile and Interview by Debbie Kruger, Melbourne Weekly, July 2003

RARELY HAVE A BAND'S song titles told the story so well: consider 'It's a Long Way There', 'Reminiscing' and 'Help is on its Way'. It's ...

Paul McCartney: Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool

Live Review by Debbie Kruger, Vogue Australia, November 1991

THE CRITICS WERE cool, the public baffled, but for Paul McCartney his first "church gig" could only be seen as a success. Now the public ...

Roger McGuinn: Byrds Man Waits His Turn Turn Turn

Interview by Debbie Kruger, Courier Mail, The, April 1998

HEROES AREN'T ALWAYS hard to find. Roger McGuinn, founding member of seminal '60s group The Byrds, seems to make a career these days of being ...

Eddi Reader

Interview by Debbie Kruger, Performing Songwriter, March 2000

EDDI READER ready to do it alone. After a decade of drawing heavily on collaborations with other writers, she realizes it's okay – in fact ...

Linda Ronstadt: Everlasting Linda

Profile and Interview by Debbie Kruger, Weekend Australian, July 1998

IT'S SUMMER IN TUCSON, around 38° C, and Linda Ronstadt is sanguine about the waterlilies sprouting in her pond. The rest of the grounds are ...

Linda Ronstadt: The Linda Ronstadt Interview: Tucson, Arizona, 17 June 1998

Interview by Debbie Kruger, unpublished, June 1998

DK: You are a performer who has covered the most diverse range of genres in popular music, and they are all listed on your bio ...

J. D. Souther: J D Souther

Profile and Interview by Debbie Kruger, Goldmine, October 1998

John David Souther is a wary man. For most of his 30-year career the Los Angeles-based songwriter and performer, whose musical compeers include the Eagles, ...

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