Musician, television personality, and radio host Paul Shaffer, best known for being Late Show host David Letterman's longtime bandleader, sits down with Dan Rather for a wide-ranging conversation.
Dan Rather gets the lowdown on the life and career of singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs.
Dan Rather talks to country music superstar Travis Tritt about what country music was, is and should be.
Carl and Rob Reiner
Iconic father-and-son filmmakers Carl and Rob Reiner share stories from some of their biggest hit movies and television shows, as well as their views on politics today and the secret to good comedy writing.
Billy Bob Thorton
Academy award-winning actor, writer, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton sits down with Dan Rather for an insightful conversation about movies, music and why he has moved from the silver screen to the small screen.
REO Speedwagon (Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato, & Bryan Hitt) sit down with Dan Rather to talk about making hits and the keys to their ongoing success.
In their first interview together in over 20 years, Foreigner’s founding member Mick Jones and original lead singer Lou Gramm sit down for an exclusive interview with Dan Rather to discuss music, their falling-out and what the future holds.
Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winning musician Cyndi Lauper chats with Dan Rather about her groundbreaking career.
Dan Rather sits down with legendary frontman Paul Stanley of KISS where he dishes on everything from his love of painting to how KISS became one of the most successful rock bands in music history.
Former lead singer of Journey, Steve Perry, opens up to Dan Rather about why he walked away from the spotlight at the height of his career and what brought him back to music now.
Dickey Betts is responsible for some of the Allman Brothers Band's biggest hits. The Ramblin' Man speaks with Dan Rather about coming out of retirement and carrying on the band's legacy.
Dan Rather sits down with 70s superstar and 80s "Soundtrack King" Kenny Loggins to talk songwriting, soul searching and the stories behind some of the biggest hits for the big screen.
Few country and bluegrass musicians are as revered as Ricky Skaggs, who speaks with Dan Rather about growing up under the tutelage of legends, and then becoming one himself.
Brian Setzer sits down with Dan Rather to discuss the Stray Cats, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and his love for forgotten genres of music.
Guitar legend Buddy Guy reflects on his life, career, and the blues on this episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather.
Comedic genius Dan Aykroyd talks with Dan Rather about everything from Ghostbusters to his early days on SNL and the loss of his friend and fellow comedian, John Belushi.
Dan Rather sits down with folk trailblazer and human rights activist Joan Baez to discuss her music, past loves, and recent decision to step away from the stage.
Dan Rather sits down with 3 members of the progressive rock band Kansas forty years after the release of their iconic song "Dust in the Wind.
Dan Rather meets with legendary Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd to discuss the band's history and legacy as they embark on a farewell tour.
County's $500 Million Man, Toby Keith, celebrates the 25th anniversary of his breakout hit, "Should've Been A Cowboy," and shares with Dan Rather the stories behind his great successes.
Rod Stewart is still rocking out fifty years into his career: he has a hit Las Vegas residency, continues to pack arenas around the world, and has a new album out. He's left his mark on rock & roll, and he talks to Dan Rather about his life and legacy.
In the 100th episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather, two legends sit down together as Ringo Starr discusses what it was like as a Beatle, and the struggles and successes of his life since.
Oak Ridge Boys
Dan Rather sits down with 5x Grammy® Award-winning country music group, the Oak Ridge Boys, who discuss lessons learned after fifty years on the road together and sing a little of "Elvira", one of the catchiest country songs ever recorded.
Dan Rather joins three of Styx's legendary members for a Las Vegas performance and a candid interview about the past, present and future of one of rock’s most enduring bands.
Legendary Rocker John Mellencamp sits down with Dan Rather for a no holds barred interview touching on politics, race relations and the state of the country.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus opens up about the highs and lows of his career, from living in his car to performing at the Grammys to watching the careers of daughters Noah Cyrus and Miley Cyrus take off.
Dan Rather sits down with Shania Twain, the best-selling female country music artist of all time, to discuss her brand new #1 album, released 15 years after a battle with Lyme disease nearly took away her ability to sing.
80s hitmaker Eddie Money tells Dan Rather about his new reality show on AXS TV, his blue-collar roots, and the drug overdose that almost left him paralyzed.
The two surviving members of The Doors, John Densmore and Robby Krieger, reminisce about their music, the sixties, and the life and death of Jim Morrison.
Dan Rather sits down with Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin's legendary frontman, for a thoughtful conversation touching on Plant's most personal lyrics and the stories behind some of rock's most lasting hits.
Steven Van Zandt
Dan Rather sits down with New Jersey's own rock and roller Steven Van Zandt to talk music, Bruce Springsteen and the Sopranos.
R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe & Mike Mills
R.E.M.'s Mike Mills and Michael Stipe discuss their lives, careers, and the song Dan Rather inadvertently inspired.
Classic Rock legend Peter Frampton describes the ups and downs of his career and sings one of the hits that made him an icon.
A conversation with legendary bluesman, jazz musician, and pioneer of psychedelic rock, Steve Miller, the Space Cowboy.
Kiefer Sutherland’s talents go far beyond acting and he’s got a new album to prove it.
From growing up in the wilds of Alaska, to living out of her car, to stardom, a remarkable interview with an American treasure, Jewel.
Rush's Geddy Lee
A fascinating conversation with one of rock & roll’s all-time greats. Rush’s Geddy Lee welcomes Dan into his home.
Still rockin’ down the highway after all these years, The Doobie Brothers take time for a backstage conversation about their incredible run.
What a life Sharon Osbourne has led. The celebrity judge and talk show host sits down with Dan for a candid discussion about her career, her marriage and a life in rock & roll.
Dan visits Sheryl Crow at her Nashville recording studio where the talk is about a new album and old times.
Rock and roll legend and one of the founders of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters talks with Dan about his music, his politics and his upcoming tour.
Clint Black is an incredibly talented songwriter and musician. But he’s also known for making country music cool. Dan sits down with Clint at his Nashville home.
One of the top jazz artists of our time, Norah Jones talks about her music, being a celebrity and how being a parent has changed her.
The legendary frontman for ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons joins Dan for a look back at the bands more than 40 years together.
Crystal Gayle talks about her hit-making career and her induction into The Grand Ole Opry.
Dan Rather sits down with country music hitmaker, Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn, at his award-winning vineyard where they sample the selection and discuss a career that includes a long list of Brooks’ number one hits.
One of the pioneers of gangster rap, Ice Cube is among the most prolific lyricists of all time. He’s not only regarded as one of rap's greatest recording artists, he is also one of Hollywood’s most successful and sought after actors and filmmakers.
The original American badass, Kid Rock sits down with Dan at his Tennessee mountaintop "Trouble-wide" motor home.
Big In Rock
A look back at some of Dan's more memorable interviews with John Fogerty, Neil Young, Pat Benatar, Gregg Allman, Bob Weir, Sammy Hagar and many more!
Big In Country
A look back at some of Dan's more memorable interviews with Wynonna Judd, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and many more!
Dan catches up with country music superstar Keith Urban on his “Ripcord” tour.
A visit with legendary artist Carly Simon at her home where she discusses her career, her relationships and growing up in a famous family.
The original Beach Boy front man goes one on one with Dan Rather to discuss the group’s heyday and his relationship with cousin and bandmate Brian Wilson.
Gloria and Emilio Estefan
They brought the Latin beat to mainstream music and were recently honored at The White House. Gloria and Emilio Estefan discuss the influence of The Miami Sound Machine.
Big band crooner and pop superstar, Michael Bublé, opens up about fame, family and the importance of taking risks.
Still with the magical voice, the star of Grease sits down with Dan and we go backstage before her sold out Las Vegas performance.
A country music superstar who has never forgotten her roots, Martina McBride talks about her family, her controversial songs and her new album.
The multi-talented artist talks about his music, his passion, acting and he shows off his extensive collection of sports memorabilia.
Music legend Neil Young sits down for a rare and candid interview about his career, his music and his environmental activism.
Music legends we've recently lost --David Bowie, Natalie Cole, B.B. King, Maurice White and Merle Haggard. Their breakthrough moments on the road to stardom.
The Guinness Book of World Records maintains he’s the most watched person in the history of television. A conversation with the tireless David Hasselhoff.
Legendary singer-songwriter, Phil Collins, sits down with Dan Rather to talk about his anticipated return to the music scene, his record breaking success and a possible future partnership with singer, Adele.
The Red Rocker has a life of fame and fortune outside of music in this special 90 minute episode. Plus, his life and times with Van Halen.
Big & Rich
Country music’s dynamic duo invite Dan to a party at John Rich’s Nashville home as they celebrate new hits.
He was one of the driving forces behind a big change in American culture when he began producing hip hop music.
She began singing in Las Vegas and had her first hit when she was just 13 years old. The life and turbulent times of country music sensation Tanya Tucker.
He's on the road again. Dan catches up with music legend Willie Nelson aboard his new tour bus.
Benicio Del Toro
Oscar winner and star of the current hit “Sicario” talks about making it in Hollywood. Plus, his advice for those who want to become successful actors.
He wrote "Proud Mary", "Bad Moon Rising" and "Have You Ever Seen The Rain". Rock Legend John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival looks back on his illustrious career.
Great Conversations of 2015
Enjoy the most insightful discussions and warmest moments with Dan and his guests.
Legendary super model, designer, and philanthropist Kathy Ireland opens up about her close friendship with Dame Elizabeth Taylor, and the tremendous impact that the late actress had and continues to have on her life and her activism on behalf of HIV/AIDS.
Dan is invited to the private screening room of one of the most outspoken, controversial, and most respected directors of our time, Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino.
He’s a country music legend and he’s still going strong. Dan catches up with Charlie Pride on tour.
Rock star and singing legend won’t slow down until he sits down with Dan in a rare one on one interview.
Known as one of the architects of southern rock, a conversation with music the music legend from his home in Georgia.
The “Godmother of Soul” talks with Dan about what keeps her going after more than 50 years on stage.
An interview with two sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson of the legendary rock group Heart.
Dan Rather sits down with Connie Britton in an exclusive behind the scenes interview.
A founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir sits down to discuss the group’s legacy and their farewell concerts.
Country music trailblazer takes time from his latest tour to discuss his career and how he made it big in the business far from Nashville.
Dan sits down with the trio as they become the first country band to play The Hard Rock in Las Vegas.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Time for a little 80’s rock & roll when the legendary Pat Benatar and her husband/bandmate Neil Giraldo sit down with Dan.
He is becoming a legendary Latino comedian, but John Leguizamo has a long list of stage and film credits as well.
Spend an hour with Emmylou Harris, as Dan Rather did, and you’ll see why she is a legend in music.
Academy Award winning writer, producer and director Paul Haggis discusses his break from the Church of Scientology.
Frankie Valli, the man responsible for dozens of hits as the lead singer for the Four Seasons, sits down with Dan Rather.
Florida Georgia Line
One of the hottest groups in country music sit down with Dan Rather to talk about whether their music is really country.
His success happened seemingly overnight when he was a teenager but Josh Groban continues to produce mega hits. A revealing conversation with the singing sensation.
Rock legend and songwriter for Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham discusses the group's reunion and his relationship with Stevie Nicks.
At home in Nashville with country music legend Vince Gill.
Country music sensation Trisha Yearwood discusses her singing career and her new role as celebrity chef on her own cooking show.
The legendary comedian known as "Mr. Warmth" sits down with Dan Rather.
Roger Daltrey & Cody Simpson
An in-depth conversation with one of the greatest rock and roll front men of all time, the legendary Roger Daltrey of The Who joins Dan Rather.
Hall of Fame singer Daryl Hall talks about his music career and his passion for restoring old homes.
Weird Al Yankovic
A conversation with a comedy and music genius. Al Yankovic sits down in his home with Dan Rather.
Country star Marty Stuart talks about his career, his songs and his lifelong study of the music he loves.
From Las Vegas, Dan Rather catches up with music legend Carlos Santana.
Dan Rather sits down with country music super star Wynonna Judd in Nashville.
Great Conversations 2014
A look back at some of our 2014 interviews with the hottest names in music and entertainment.
She's an Oscar and Grammy award winning superstar who talks about her latest hit album with Dan Rather.
He's the most famous member of KISS but Gene Simmons is also a tongue wagging, fire spitting media & marketing mogul.
He's now a member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame. And that's where Kenny Rogers opened up to Dan Rather about his illustrious career.
What does legendary guitarist Jack White have to say to Dan Rather? Turns out, a lot. A side of the rock & rollers his millions of fans have never seen.
The queen of country music is still going strong but Loretta Lynn takes time from her latest tour to sit down with Dan Rather.
Dan Rather goes to Nashville where the Grand 'Ol Opry is hosting legendary country music star Charlie Daniels. He's best known for his hit song "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" but Daniels and his band have recorded over 30 albums over an illustrious career.
As we near the launch of The X-Factor UK on AXS-TV, we meet the mind behind the highly successful reality program. Simon Cowell is a one-of-a-kind media entrepreneur and he has a lot to tell Dan Rather.
Aaron Neville & Trombone Shorty
Dan Rather sits down with two big names in New Orleans music. First, the legendary Aaron Neville talks about growing up in the Big Easy and rising star Trombone Shorty tells Dan about carrying on the music traditions of New Orleans.
Rising country music star Darius Rucker talks about life before Nashville, when he was all about rock & roll.
Country music superstar Dolly Parton talks about love, life and her latest album with Dan Rather in Dollywood.
One of Hollywood's hottest screenwriters is a former newspaper reporter. Join Dan Rather for a fascinating discussion with David Simon, who's written for HBO the award winning series, "The Wire", and more recently the drama "Treme".
Hollywood's Mr. Nice-Guy Alan Alda opens up about playing the villain, his long career, unusual upbringing and what he's most passionate about now: science.
Emmy award-winning entertainer Carol Burnett is television royalty. In a candid conversation, she talks about her legendary career, the state of the television industry as well as the highs and lows of a life in the spotlight.
Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Jane Lynch opens up about her late break into Hollywood stardom. From movies to television to life off-screen, Lynch has a unique take on all of it.
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Dan Rather goes one on one with rock legends David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. The multiple GRAMMY® winners—and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame alums—speak openly about their personal lives, friendships and the music that defined a generation.
Academy Award winner Edward Norton's life is much more than Hollywood. Dan Rather talks with Norton about his many philanthropic pursuits.
Dan Rather sits down with Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone. From his service in Vietnam, to his brief time behind bars in an American prison, Stone talks about how his personal experiences shaped his legendary film making career.
2014 Grammy Nominees
Country music star Darius Rucker and singing legend Dionne Warwick talk to Dan Rather about their recent GRAMMY® nominations.
It's GRAMMY® Week and Dan Rather talks to past winners Roger Daltrey, Linda Ronstadt, Melissa Etheridge, and Merle Haggard.
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