Interviews

Rex Orange County doesn't care what you call him (anymore)


Rex Orange County performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Alexander O'Connor, aka Rex Orange County, shares insights into his career thus far. 'You are something and you make a choice in your life, like, 'This is going to be great' -- and then it happens, and you're kind of like, 'This is more stressful than I imagined.'

Max Weinberg talks with Jill Riley ahead of Red Wing show


Max Weinberg photo

Drummer and TV personality Max Weinberg will be at Red Wing's Sheldon Theatre for an eclectic show appropriately titled 'Max Weinberg's Jukebox,' as it is centered on the concept of the old-fashioned music-playing coin machine.

R.E.M. producer Mitch Easter: 'That's a band that made people happy'


Mitch Easter - web crop

Mitch Easter is a musician and producer, perhaps best known for his work producing R.E.M.'s debut EP 'Chronic Town' and first two albums, 'Murmur' and 'Reckoning.' On Thursday, Oct. 17, Easter, along with four other luminaries, will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Mary Lucia recently spoke to Mitch Easter about his work with R.E.M.

Billie Eilish: 'All I can say is, be patient'


Billie Eilish at Austin City Limits Festival

The 17-year-old pop star talks NPR Music's Stephen Thompson about getting through her teenaged years, directing her own videos, experiencing art with synesthesia and more in this interview, recorded live on stage at Austin's ACL Music Festival.