Interview

Sam Harris of X Ambassadors

Interview: X Ambassadors Pleasantly Surprised by Jeep’s ‘Renegade’ Campaign

Harris says the band was nervous about taking part in the Jeep ad, but that in the end he was “pleasantly surprised.”

07/10/2015

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Here’s Adam Lambert’s Advice to Trey Anastasio on Filling in For Jerry Garcia

When it comes to filling in for an iconic frontman, Adam Lambert has a few thoughts.

06/26/2015

Nate Ruess studio interview

Interview: Nate Ruess Lets Himself Get ‘Vulnerable’ on Solo Debut ‘Grand Romantic’

Nate Ruess of fun. says his new solo album ‘Grand Romantic’ is ‘relatable’ and carries a ‘balance’ of emotions. He also describes working with Pink.

06/15/2015

James Bay

James Bay Tells the Story Behind ‘Hold Back The River’

“Most of my songs start musically—melody, guitar part, chords, whatever—but that one didn’t. It started with quite an overwhelming feeling.”

06/03/2015

Jason Derulo

Interview: Jason Derulo Counts His Blessings, Favorite Moments on ‘Everything is 4′

Jason Derulo opens up about his new album, working with Jennifer Lopez and why Stevie Wonder threatened to inflict bodily harm on the ‘Want to Want Me’ singer.

05/29/2015

Mark Ronson

How ‘Uptown Funk’ Was Written: Watch

What is it about this song that makes it so universally adored? Songwriter and producer Mark Ronson tells Radio.com that he has no idea. But he does know the story of how “Uptown Funk” came to be.

04/27/2015

(Courtesy: Republic Records)

Mat Kearney’s New Album ‘Just Kids’ Revisits His Hip-Hop Side

Best known for pop hits like “Nothing Left to Lose,” Kearney revisits hip-hop influences on his new album ‘Just Kids.’

02/25/2015

14 best musician quotes of 2014

Top 14 Quotes from Radio.com’s Video Interviews

Here are 14 favorite interviews that Radio.com had on camera in 2014, from Echosmith talking about their song “Cool Kids” and Freddie Gibbs talking lyrical prowess to RiFF RAFF’s invention of the Versace Libra Scale.

12/16/2014

Gossling

Gossling Talks Australian Fashion, ‘Glossling’ Lipstick on Style Files

After Australian singer Gossling settles into our studio in a black-and-white button-up shirt-dress, she explains her sartorial choices for the day very simply.

12/11/2014

Mark Ronson

Q&A: Mark Ronson Talks ‘Uptown Funk,’ Old New York City and Michelle Pfeiffer

We spoke to Ronson on exactly how “Uptown Funk” was recorded, why uptown New York City is so influential on him and that music hasn’t been an especially good way for him to woo women.

12/04/2014

Charli XCX (Radio.com)

Interview: Charli XCX on ‘Sucker,’ Working with Weezer and Chilling at the White House

“My tour manager gets an email from Michelle Obama’s PA, and it’s like, ‘Hey, would you like to come to the White House?'”

11/21/2014

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IMPACT: Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is probably the most affable pop star on the planet. Possibly in the history of pop music.

06/20/2014

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Ed Sheeran Talks Poptimism, Exciting Teen Girls and Music Taste

Ed Sheeran is probably the most affable pop star on the planet. Possibly in the history of pop music.

06/16/2014

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Interview: Aloe Blacc Talks Immigration, Big Ambitions and Guest Appearances

Work is never far from Aloe Blacc’s mind. In fact, it was a lack of work that led him to pursing music full-time.

05/06/2014

(Courtesy RCA Records)

New Music To Know: Betty Who Makes Dance Music You Can Cry To

This dichotomy of pouring her heart out, while you bust a move on the dance floor was a conscious decision early on. “I didn’t want to write songs that would always make you want to slit your wrists in the bathtub,” Who said.

04/04/2014

(Laura Lewis)

Interview: Dan Croll Reveals How Girls, Alzheimer’s & ’90s Boy Bands Inspired His Debut

While talking with Radio.com, Croll shared the stories behind five songs off his debut, which include one that was inspired by the boy bands of the ’90s and another by J-pop. We’ll let you decide, which one of those is more surprising.

04/04/2014

(Photo: Gabriel Olsen)

Interview: Pete Wentz Just Wants Fall Out Boy To Be Like Metallica

Bassist, Entrepreneur, and pop-punk heartthrob Pete Wentz talks to us about his many endeavors musical or otherwise, and the Phoenician return of Fall Out Boy.

04/02/2014

(Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records)

Interview: Kylie Minogue Talks Sex, Pliés, and her New Album ‘Kiss Me Once’

Fresh off a performance on The Echo Music Awards and landing a number one for the remix of “Into the Blue,” Kylie caught up Radio.com for a few minutes from London, where she is currently a judge on The Voice: UK.

04/02/2014

(Courtesy of Capitol Music Group)

Interview: Jennifer Lopez Talks Objectifying Women, Having Fun in ‘I Luh Ya Papi’ Video

“I asked the guys, ‘You feel absurd right now? Yes? Good, then we’re doing it right. Now rub your chest on the car and let’s go,'” Lopez said.

03/19/2014

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New Music to Know: Sam Smith Writes Songs for Lonely People

“I’ve never been in a relationship before,” Smith says. ” I wanted to write an album for lonely people, because I don’t think there’s been enough music out there that talks about unrequited love.”

03/13/2014

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Interview: Giorgio Moroder on Daft Punk, Disco 2014 and the Future

Moroder recently set a date at the famed Hollywood Bowl with fellow Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers and his legendary dance outfit, Chic.

02/21/2014

(Gomillion & Leupold/RCA Records)

Interview: Shakira Says Rihanna Is ‘Just Like the Girl Next Door’

While anyone who follows Rihanna on Instagram knows she keeps it really real, the last thing anyone expected to hear about here was the first thing out of Shakira’s mouth.

02/20/2014

(Christian Conte for Radio.com)

Interview: Mariah Carey Directed Her Own Underwater Shots in New Video

“There was a moment where I had to do an additional water sequence with no director, just myself and a camera man on an underwater camera,” Carey said.

02/13/2014

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Interview: How Mental Illness & Sex Inspired Neon Trees’ New Album

With Neon Trees’ upcoming third album, singer Tyler Glenn opened up about his mental state and his sex life, whether or not his parents approved.

02/12/2014

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Interview: Imagine Dragons Slowly Climb to Omnipresent Fame

They haven’t covered magazines, been followed by paparazzi, had the public scrutinize who they’re wearing on a red carpet or been the focus of illuminating editorial spreads.

02/12/2014

(Courtesy of Capitol Music Group)

Interview: Bastille Is Not a Rock Band

“I don’t think we think of ourselves as anything in particular,” singer Dan Smith says. “We don’t see ourselves as a rock band. We don’t see ourselves as a pop band.”

02/06/2014

(Pete Voelker for Frenchkiss Records)

Drowners Do it All For Love on Self-Titled Debut

One part jangly guitar riffs à la The Smiths and one part disheveled punk, the Drowners love-filled debut is a testament to the gritty New York reality that’s helped craft perfect pop songs for generations.

01/31/2014

(Courtesy of Republic Records)

Interview: How Ryan Tedder Helped Colbie Caillat Rethink Her New Album

“Once I heard the production and the direction that we went with on this song, it inspired me and everyone on my team of this new sound.”

01/28/2014

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How Hunter Hayes Scored a GRAMMY Debut for New Single ‘Invisible’

“The GRAMMYs actually heard the song and they stepped up right beside me, saying, ‘Hey, we hear you. We get it. We’re with you.”

01/27/2014

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Q&A: GRAMMYs Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich On Big Surprises & Beatles

GRAMMYs exec producer Ken Ehrlich on how Kendrick suggested a collabo with Imagine Dragons and what goes into getting Beatles together.

01/24/2014

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