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.
Jul 7, 2014 | 10:54Q Against Me! bring "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" to Studio Q Video
Q Against Me! bring "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" to Studio Q Jul 7, 2014 | 10:54Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace talks to Jian about her coming out as transgender, her excitement to be a part of Toronto's World Pride celebrations, and about her thoughts on whether there has been a cultural shift when it comes to attitudes toward the trans* community.
Jun 24, 2014 | 8:33Q Future Islands bring "Singles" to Studio Q Video
Q Future Islands bring "Singles" to Studio Q Jun 24, 2014 | 8:33The hard-working Baltimore synth-pop band, Future Islands, broke through with an arresting and intense performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and they join Jian at the desk to talk about their latest record, "Singles".
Jun 16, 2014 | 29:50Q Rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith Video
Q Rock photographer Lynn Goldsmith Jun 16, 2014 | 29:50Jian speaks with Lynn Goldsmith, an all-access photographer who has spent decades shooting compelling portraits, high-powered action shots and revealing backstage images of stars like Frank Zappa, Michael Jackson and Patti Smith -- to name only a few. Goldsmith shares lively anecdotes from her new collection, Rock and Roll Stories, explains why she's "not anybody's fan", and notes that she doesn't take pictures -- she makes pictures.
Jun 13, 2014 | 7:02Q Sam Roberts brings "Lo-Fantasy" (and beer) to Studio Q Video
Q Sam Roberts brings "Lo-Fantasy" (and beer) to Studio Q Jun 13, 2014 | 7:02Montreal's Sam Roberts Band, famous for their feel good rock 'n' roll and shout along choruses, are flexing their synthetic muscles on their latest effort "Lo-Fantasy". The record takes what Sam and the boys were already good at -- anthemic songs and instantly memorable hooks -- and add to that a wave of lush soundscapes, psychedelic washes and layered vocals.
Jun 13, 2014 | 19:19Q Kelis brings "Food" to Studio Q Video
Q Kelis brings "Food" to Studio Q Jun 13, 2014 | 19:19...and it's delicious. Jian speaks to Kelis about her decision to leave and then return to the music industry, her second career as a chef, and how she bridges her creative approach to cooking with making music.
Jun 9, 2014 | 9:55Q Bebel Gilberto brings "Tudo" to Studio Q Video
Q Bebel Gilberto brings "Tudo" to Studio Q Jun 9, 2014 | 9:55Internationally celebrated Brazilian singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto brings a special preview of Tudo, her first new album in five years, to Studio Q. Gilberto tells Jian that the the album, which is due out in August, is special to her because there was "so much happening in [her] head" during its making.
Jun 6, 2014 | 3:48Q Rufus Wainwright at Q Luminato Video
Q Rufus Wainwright at Q Luminato Jun 6, 2014 | 3:48Renowned musician, Rufus Wainwright, who Sir Elton John once dubbed "the greatest songwriter on the planet," performed live at Q's live Luminato show at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre on Thursday night and discussed his upcoming Luminato showcase "If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway - An Evening of Love Duets".
Jun 4, 2014 | 21:15Q 'Fucked Up' bring "Glass Boys" to Studio Q Video
Q 'Fucked Up' bring "Glass Boys" to Studio Q Jun 4, 2014 | 21:15Jian speaks with Damien Abraham and Mike Haliechuk, the two core songwriters for F--ked Up. The Toronto band is back with their fourth studio record Glass Boys. It sees the progressive punk-rockers turn inward and assess their evolution from a fringe hardcore act, to an internationally adored mainstream rock band.
Jun 4, 2014 | 12:43Q Half Moon Run bring "Dark Eyes" to Studio Q Video
Q Half Moon Run bring "Dark Eyes" to Studio Q Jun 4, 2014 | 12:43Montreal's Half Moon Run have captivated us with the organic maturity of their debut record, Dark Eyes. Despite disparate musical backgrounds, they have created something beautiful and harmonious. When listening to their sweeping mix of 60s-inspired folk, pop and soul, it's hard to believe they started as strangers, united by a common taste in music and a Craigslist ad.