Selected text and video clips:
Geoff Emerick: The legendary Beatles engineer discusses the myths, the science and the people behind some of pop’s greatest recordings.
Katy Perry: The California gurl whips out the Sharpie and signs some boobs.
Elbow: Guy Garvey and Pete Turner discuss their odd band name and their exceptional album, The Seldom Seen Kid.
José González: The soft-spoken Argentinian Swede discusses In Our Nature.
Gallows: UK punk phenoms tear up Austin, Texas in their fourth-ever Stateside gig. (SXSW 2007)
Flyleaf: The band travel to SXSW after an humanitarian trip to Rwanda. Also: an acoustic version of “Broken Wings.”
Adam Duritz: At a chilly photo shoot in NYC’s Central Park, the Counting Crows frontman discusses the binge and purge of Saturday Night/Sunday Morning.
Antoinette K-Doe: The widow of New Orleans music legend Ernie K-Doe discusses the club, and the city, she loves.
Dragonforce: Herman Li shreds a conference room — and teaches us how to make video game sound effects on his ax.
Sheryl Crow: On her sixth studio album, Detours, the rock and roll party girl offers more than a good time.
Gwar: Oderus gives the holiday season’s hottest gift: crack!
Tori Amos: Tori talks Zeppelin, Britney, James Brown and … her “twat”?
Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne:Taking the pulse of emerging artists at South By Southwest.
Sia:The snaggle-toothed songstress fights through a winter cold in the back of her tour bus.
Augustana: Over the din of Austin, the band discusses “Sweet and Low” and touring with Dashboard Confessional.
Michael Emerson: “I’ve always liked playing ambiguity.”
Emmy winner Michael Emerson loves Captain Beefheart lyrics, hates athletic balladeering, triggers a House of Pain ringtone on his wife’s cell — and recommends Bach if you’re planning an extended stay in the Hatch.
Karina Smirnoff: My Music
The perennial star of Dancing with the Stars dishes on her dance partners, ’80s-era Queen and pulling a Tonya Harding on Kristi Yamaguchi.
My Music: Lisa Lampanelli
The Queen of Insult Comedy rifles through her record collection and calls us fags. Now we’re smitten.
Gene Simmons: Interview
The fire-breathing Kiss bassist and entrepreneur gives us valuable life lessons and a peek at the Family Jewels.
David Lee Roth: Interview
We sat down to talk about the bluegrass tribute to Van Halen, Strummin’ with the Devil, and a bottle of Tennessee whiskey mysteriously appeared. It got blurry quickly.
Now On The Line…Elbow Frontman Guy Garvey
The Britrockers have embarked on a rare U.S. tour behind their 2008 release, The Seldom Seen Kid, and lead singer Guy Garvey checked in periodically to let us know how it’s going.
Interview: Hank Williams III
Outlaw country royalty takes an acid-fueled ride Straight to Hell.