American singer and songwriter, and former Journey frontman, Steve Perry is responsible for Journey’s most triumphant moments throughout the ’70s & ’80s. Perry was ranked no. 76 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey on April 7, 2017. Don’t miss his conversation with Dan Rather on the season premiere April 16th.
Stanley Bert Eisen, known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and painter. Stanley is widely known for being the rhythm guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Kiss! Though Kiss was recognized for their epic live shows, Stanley’s stage presence didn’t stop there! Paul Stanley was also the last person to play the Phantom in the Toronto Production of The Phantom of the Opera! Paul Stanley meets with Dan Rather April 23rd.
American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist, Cyndi Lauper, has continued her successful career over 40 years. Lauper has sold over 50 million albums and 20 million singles to date and has won awards at the Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, and more! This superstar was the even the first woman to have four singles from one album that all made it into the top five of the Hot 100. Don’t miss her conversation with Dan Rather April 30th.
English-American rock band, Foreigner, was formed by veteran English musician Mick Jones, ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald, along with American vocalist, Lou Gramm. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, including 37.5 million records in the US. Mick Jones and Lou Gramm get together for the first time in a blue moon for an interview with Dan Rather about the band May 7th.
The American rock band REO Speedwagon was originally formed in 1967. Since then, the group has sold more than 40 million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits, including the number ones “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato, & Bryan Hitt join Dan to talk about making hits and the keys to their ongoing success. Their chat with Dan Rather premieres May 14th.
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician. Thornton has received the President’s Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, a Special Achievement Award from the National Board of Review, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also been nominated for an Emmy Award, four Golden Globes, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition to film work, Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter. He has released four solo albums and is the vocalist of the blues-rock band, The Boxmasters. Get to know this accomplished and versatile artist as he sits down with Dan Rather May 21st.
Why interview one Reiner when you can have both? Carl and Rob sit down with Dan Rather to talk about their unique careers. Rob Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of “Meathead” on All in the Family (1971–1979), a role that earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s. Carl made a name for himself as an American comedian, actor, director, and writer whose career spans seven decades. Don’t miss this duo’s conversation with Dan Rather May 28th.
Country icon, Travis Tritt is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actor. He has received two Grammy Awards®, both for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals; in 1992 for “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’,” a duet with Marty Stuart, and again in 1998 for “Same Old Train.” Tritt has also proudly been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992! Catch his interview with Dan Rather June 4th.
American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, William Royce “Boz” Scaggs, joins Dan Rather on this episode of The Big Interview. He is widely known for his worldwide chart-topping albums of the late 1970s as well as the songs “Lido Shuffle” and the Grammy award-winning “Lowdown” from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees (1976), which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour to this day. Catch his conversation with Dan Rather June 11th.
We close out the season with Canadian singer, composer, actor, author, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Shaffer. Shaffer served as David Letterman’s musical director, band leader and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015). Don’t miss out on his interview with Dan Rather premiering June 18th.
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