According to Rolling Stone magazine, a new program on public television will allow the musician/artist to pick who gets to interview them for the show they are calling “Speakeasy“.
“Artists of this caliber have doubtless done thousands of interviews throughout their careers, answering the same questions over and over again,” Speakeasy creator and Front and Center Entertainment founder Don Maggi said in a statement. “The beauty of the Speakeasy format is that it affords these artists a level of comfort, which in turn stimulates a unique, compelling and topical conversation that we would otherwise not have an opportunity to hear”, Rolling Stone magazine reports.
Speakeasy‘s first class includes Roger Waters, who chose TV journalist Bill Weir; John Mellencamp, who picked Rolling Stone founder Jann S. Wenner; Carlos Santana, who selected the “King of Calypso” Harry Belafonte; Nile Rodgers, who opted for singer Valerie Simpson; and Rush‘s Geddy Lee, who requested Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. Since the show is a public television series, broadcast times and channels vary.
Check out the show’s trailer:
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