Last month we reported that Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, would be interviewing Alex Lifeson as part of his In Conversation podcast. All four segments of the interview, both in audio and transcript form are now available online.It's a cool, crisp early evening in April, but in just a couple of days Smith and the rest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers will brave pummeling temperatures and near-sandstorm conditions when they play the first of two Coachella gigs. Tonight is something of a work night for the acclaimed drummer – he's launching his MusicRadar podcast series, In Conversation – but it's a kick-back-and-chill night, too, and Smith is looking forward to bonding with a fellow musician he's rubbed shoulders with briefly on tour stops but one he's known longer, like most of the world, as an ardent admirer.Click any of the following links to listen to the interview:
Alex Lifeson, brimming with good cheer, dressed rockstar-casual (black trousers and sweater with a dark-brown leather blazer), walks up and greets Smith with a hearty bro hug. The venerable Rush guitarist has his own ginormous show coming up, but it's one that he and his illustrious bandmates, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart, certainly didn't see coming until recently: their much-publicized, practically fan-willed induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.You can also purchase the iTunes version of the interview HERE or download/stream the MP3 version at this location.
Part One Audio -- Part One Transcript
Part Two Audio -- Part Two Transcript
Part Three Audio -- Part Three Transcript
Part Four Audio -- Part Four Transcript
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