Sep 17, 2014 | 24:01Q Barbra Streisand makes 'Partners' of confidence and doubt Video
Q Barbra Streisand makes 'Partners' of confidence and doubt Sep 17, 2014 | 24:01In a Canadian broadcast exclusive, legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand joins Jian Ghomeshi to discuss her storied career, her life behind the scenes and her latest record, Partners -- a duets album recorded with an all-star cast of male vocalists, including Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel and John Legend.
Sep 12, 2014 | 14:17Q Bleachers' Jack Antonoff brings "Strange Desire" to Studio Q Video
Q Bleachers' Jack Antonoff brings "Strange Desire" to Studio Q Sep 12, 2014 | 14:17It was a well-kept secret that while NYC-based indie pop band Fun. were blowing up, their guitarist, Jack Antonoff, was busy prepping his first solo album as Bleachers. He joins Jian to talk about finding his voice, writing on the road, and collaborating with the likes of Grimes, Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode, and Yoko Ono.
Sep 3, 2014 | 20:24Q Richard Reed Parry brings "Music for Heart and Breath" to Studio Q Video
Q Richard Reed Parry brings "Music for Heart and Breath" to Studio Q Sep 3, 2014 | 20:24Richard Reed Parry, best known as a core member or Arcade Fire, joins Jian to discuss his first classical album, "Music for Heart and Breath", and why he literally incorporates the musicians' breathing patterns and heartbeats into his compositions. The multi-instrumentalist and composer also reflects on the blossoming relationship between classical music and indie rock and his collaborations with the Kronos Quartet, composer Nico Muhly and fellow rockers Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National.
Aug 28, 2014 | 7:19Q Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin in Studio Q Video
Q Alvvays frontwoman Molly Rankin in Studio Q Aug 28, 2014 | 7:19Canadian indie band Alvvays are making a splash with their sunny melodies and bittersweet lyrics awash in reverb and lo-fi haze. Jian talks to the buzzed-about band, led by frontwoman Molly Rankin, who's related to the influential Celtic music group The Rankin Family. She talks about the how the band came to be, how her famed musical past informs her work and how they feel about named a band-to-watch by tastemakers like NME, BBC and Pitchfork.
Jul 31, 2014 | 14:24Q Owen Pallett brings "In Conflict" to Studio Q Video
Q Owen Pallett brings "In Conflict" to Studio Q Jul 31, 2014 | 14:24Toronto musician, Owen Pallett, who is fresh off touring with Arcade Fire and scoring an Oscar-nominated soundtrack for Spike Jonze's Her -- continues on the theme of collaboration with his fourth album. Pallet shares what it was like to work with legendary English musician Brian Eno and, for the first time, a backing band. He also explains how Dan Savage's "it gets better campaign" influenced his new work and why he doesn't want In Conflict to be viewed as a "confessional" record.
Jul 25, 2014 | 4:13Q Justin Rutledge's "Daredevil" - Q Luminato Video
Q Justin Rutledge's "Daredevil" - Q Luminato Jul 25, 2014 | 4:13Alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge speaks to Jian about his decision to release a cover album, how he's gone about rearranging the Hip's tunes and the kind of reception the collection has received -- including from Tragically Hip frontman himself, Gord Downie.
Jul 18, 2014 | 36:52Q Tom Petty - A Q Exclusive - Part 1 Video
Q Tom Petty - A Q Exclusive - Part 1 Jul 18, 2014 | 36:52In a Canadian exclusive, American singer/songwriter Tom Petty joins Jian to for a candid, wide-ranging conversation about his early days, his big hits and visions of the future. The influential musician reflects on why he's always been attracted to the the road less travelled, how his band's forthcoming album differs from those before it, and why he and the Heartbreakers refuse to rest on their laurels and rely on their hits.
Jul 18, 2014 | 20:21Q Jason Mraz says "Yes!" to Studio Q Video
Q Jason Mraz says "Yes!" to Studio Q Jul 18, 2014 | 20:21Jason Mraz is back with his new record "Yes!" - an acoustic album featuring the folk-rock band Raining Jane as his backup band. Jian talks to Jian about his relationship with the Janes, his unflappable positivity, and how he handles criticism.
Jul 15, 2014 | 33:52Q Tom Petty - A Q Exclusive - Part 2 Video
Q Tom Petty - A Q Exclusive - Part 2 Jul 15, 2014 | 33:52Tom Petty is one of the finest songwriters of our time. Together with his musical collaborators in the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty has authored some of the most recognizable songs of the last four decades (Refugee, American Girl, Mary Jane's Last Dance). He's earned 3 Grammy awards, 17 Grammy nominations and a well-deserved spot in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Admired by critics, his millions of fans, and most importantly his peers, Petty truly is one of the great success stories in rock.
Jul 14, 2014 | 4:24Q Tom Petty on Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones Video
Q Tom Petty on Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones Jul 14, 2014 | 4:24In this clip taken from his feature interview with Jian at Woodshed Recording in Malibu, California, Tom Petty recalls how Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones each contributed to inspire him to pursue a career in music. You can see Jian's interview with Tom on The National this Thursday night, and hear it on Thursday morning on Q on CBC Radio 1.
Jul 11, 2014 | 2:37Q Tom Petty on fame Video
Q Tom Petty on fame Jul 11, 2014 | 2:37In this clip from his feature interview with Jian at Woodshed Recording in Malibu, California, Tom Petty muses on the changing face of fame in the modern world. You can see Jian's interview with Tom on The National this Thursday night, and hear it on Thursday morning on Q on CBC Radio 1.