Mar 12, 2014 | 17:43Q John Carter Cash on his father's legacy Video
Q John Carter Cash on his father's legacy Mar 12, 2014 | 17:43While digging through his late father's old recordings, John Carter Cash stumbled upon an unreleased album from legendary country singer Johnny Cash. Originally ignored by Columbia records during a rough patch in his career, the album has been touched up and is set to be released on March 25th. Cash joins Jian to discuss his amazing discovery. As he explains, the album, titled "Out Among the Stars", bridges the gap between his father's early boisterous days and the melancholy sounds of his late recordings. The son of the influential music icon also reflects on his famous father's legacy and the side of his family he hopes to reveal in his recent book "House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father Johnny Cash".
Feb 27, 2014 | 9:48Q "Once" stage stars Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal Video
Q "Once" stage stars Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal Feb 27, 2014 | 9:48First an Oscar-winning movie, then a Tony-winning musical, Once entranced many with the story of a glum Dublin busker whose chance encounter with a young Czech woman reignites his musical dreams. Stuart Ward and Dani de Waal, the stars of a North American touring production, join Jian to discuss why they were drawn to this piece, how they overcome preconceived expectations created by the film and Broadway musical, and the joys and challenges of performing without an orchestra.
Feb 24, 2014 | 17:06Q Oscar-winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Video
Q Oscar-winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Feb 24, 2014 | 17:06Argentina's Gustavo Santaolalla is a prolific and highly accomplished musical shape-shifter. He has not only been the frontman for several influential bands -- including his most recent Bajofondo -- but also an accomplished producer and an Oscar-winning film composer. Santaolalla joins Jian to discuss his first foray into musical theatre with the new Mirvish production, Arrabal; his upcoming projects, including a musical adaptation of Pan's Labyrinth; and how he's managed to squeeze so many interests -- including rock and punk music -- into one lifetime. Santaolalla also stresses the value of understanding both our collective and individual identities, and appreciating both our similarities and diversity.
Feb 21, 2014 | 5:20Q Yamantaka // Sonic Titan bring UZU to Studio Q Video
Q Yamantaka // Sonic Titan bring UZU to Studio Q Feb 21, 2014 | 5:20Yamantaka // Sonic Titan call themselves an Asian, Indigenous and Diasporic Art Collective, one that foregrounds myth-building and themes of identity in their work. Ruby Kato Attwood and Alaska B join Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about their unique approach to music and how they applied it to their latest record.
Feb 17, 2014 | 19:10Q Canadian Olympic anthem composer Roch Voisine on QTV Video
Q Canadian Olympic anthem composer Roch Voisine on QTV Feb 17, 2014 | 19:10From Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jian Ghomeshi speaks with Quebec singer/songwriter Roch Voisine about crafting Living Out My Dreams -- the official Anthem for the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team -- and how he went from playing hockey to performing concerts. Voisine tells Jian about how the themes of his song match with the spirit of the Games, why he believes in sports and the Olympics, and about growing up as an aspiring hockey player before his music career took off.
Jan 27, 2014 | 14:55Q The Doors' drummer John Densmore in Studio Q Video
Q The Doors' drummer John Densmore in Studio Q Jan 27, 2014 | 14:55In an interview he called "good tough", Doors' drummer John Densmore, reveals his reasons for staying true to his view of Jim Morrison's wishes and the integrity of The Doors' music. His recently published memoir, "The Doors: Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial", chronicles Densmore's decision to fight his former band mates in court, all to stop them from selling Break On Through (To the Other Side) to Cadillac.
Jan 24, 2014 | 22:29Q The Pixies' David, Joey and Black in Studio Q Video
Q The Pixies' David, Joey and Black in Studio Q Jan 24, 2014 | 22:29Pixies know they can pack venues with their time-honoured tunes alone. Albums like Come On Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa, and Doolittle made them a mainstay in the mid-1980s, and brought fans back out in droves when they reunited in 2004. But Boston's alternative trailblazers weren't satisfied resting on their laurels. This last year saw the release of their first new music in 20 years, but also the departure of founding bass player Kim Deal. Pixies join Jian to talk about forging ahead without their longtime bandmate, why they don't want to be a so-called nostalgia band, and the dynamism that bridges the decades.
Jan 16, 2014 | 11:46Q Neil Young on Q Video
Q Neil Young on Q Jan 16, 2014 | 11:46Legendary musician Neil Young is mounting a rally cry against "the ugliest environmental disaster" that he has ever seen or "could even comprehend". In an exclusive interview with Jian Ghomeshi, the storied wanderer offers an unfiltered condemnation of the Alberta oilsands, brushes off his critics, and stands by his controversial comparison of Fort McMurray to atomically-devastated Hiroshima.
Jan 13, 2014 | 1:26Q Neil Young on being political on Q Video
Q Neil Young on being political on Q Jan 13, 2014 | 1:26In this clip from his feature interview with Jian Ghomeshi, Neil Young talks about where one should draw the line between being an artist and being an activist, or whether there should be a line at all.
Jan 13, 2014 | 19:18Q Lorde in Studio Q Video
Q Lorde in Studio Q Jan 13, 2014 | 19:18New Zealand's Ella Yelich O'Connor, the singer-songwriter known as Lorde, is progressive, thoughtful and subtle in both music and presentation. The Kiwi musician joins Jian to discuss how it feels to be in the international limelight. She also reacts to all the headlines calling her the "Anti-Miley" and explains why, different as they are, she doesn't like that label.
Jan 10, 2014 | 8:30Q Frank Turner's 'Tape Deck Heart' in Studio Q Video
Q Frank Turner's 'Tape Deck Heart' in Studio Q Jan 10, 2014 | 8:30English folk-punker Frank Turner has been launched to a whole new level of success with his major label debut, Tape Deck Heart. His latest album is filled with the most polished yet emotionally raw songs of his career. Jian talks to Turner about going to the majors and why he wants to separate politics from his music. He also reflects on both the emotional pain that led to Tape Deck Heart and how whiskey helped him strip off some of the polish and record the raw take.
Jan 6, 2014 | 12:50Q Les Misérables star Ramin Karimloo in Studio Q Video
Q Les Misérables star Ramin Karimloo in Studio Q Jan 6, 2014 | 12:50Iranian-born, Canadian-raised singer, Ramin Karimloo, has won universal acclaim for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in the new production of Les Miserables. He joins Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about his success, his record, and "Broadgrass".
Jan 3, 2014 | 8:56Q Twin Forks' Chris Carrabba & Suzie Zeldin in Studio Q Video
Q Twin Forks' Chris Carrabba & Suzie Zeldin in Studio Q Jan 3, 2014 | 8:56Twin Forks is the new band and brainchild of Chris Carrabba, emo god and frontman for Dashboard Confessional. Jian talks to Chris and Suzie Zeldin about the complications of forming a new band and to Chris about his turn from emo-rock to Americana folk.