Chilis’ Chad Smith launches new podcast interview series
Red Hot Chill Peppers drummer Chad Smith today launches (and we quote) “the first in a series of intimate conversations with some of the most inspirational musicians of all time”.
In Conversation, presented by MusicRadar.com, is a new podcast interview series in which Smith sits down for wide-ranging, one-on-one chats with some of the word’s top players.
A few days before Rush were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Smith collared Lifeson for a laugh-filled, leisurely dinner at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, California.
“The invisible interview – that’s what I call it,” Smith says. “Friends, thoughts, information – why do you do what you do? Admiration, respect, insight and maybe a surprise.”
The tub-thumper continues: “I’ve been a Rush fan since high school. [Drummer] Neil [Peart] gets a lot of attention, as he should, but Al is under-appreciated, I think. He is as great a musician as he is to be around. I’m honoured for him to be my first. He was gentle with me!”
MusicRadar.com publishes the first part of In Conversation: Chad Smith With Alex Lifeson today (Monday, May 13) and will roll out additional instalments once a week for three consecutive weeks.
Later this year, Smith will talk with other artists – legends, peers and up-and-comers – in what is shaping up to be a can’t-miss series of interviews for music fans all over.