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Stephen Stills: Behind The Malicious Rumours

Interview by Barbara Charone, New Musical Express, 27 October 1973

EVER SINCE he wrote 'For What It's Worth' Stephen Stills has had his share of criticism. And oddly enough it's often been more personal than ...

Stephen Stills: Crazy After All These Years

Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 9 July 1983

MR STILLS and I are watching a video of some playing by Crosby, Stills And Nash. The composer leans back in his chair, a whisky ...

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Stephen Stills (1979)

Interview by Dave Zimmer, Rock's Backpages audio, 20 February 1979

Stills discusses his current road band and what material he’ll be playing on tour; his current solo album Thoroughfare Gap; his musical background; moving to New York from the south, then moving to the Los Angeles and forming Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills & Nash and learning how to produce; Neil Young joining the trio to make CSNY; the hit that was ‘For What It’s Worth’ and its politics; moving to England and buying Ringo Starr’s house; the crazy times and the drinking; his unhappiness with the Stills-Young tour and album; his film and acting ambitions; and the music he currently likes (the Knack) and dislikes (punk rock).

File format: mp3; file size: 98.5mb, interview length: 1h 42' 34" sound quality: ***

CSNY's Stephen Stills and Neil Young (1999)

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Rock's Backpages audio, 18 October 1999

Together again to promote the new CSNY album Looking Forward, Messrs. Stills and Young enthuse about making the record, putting a band together to tour, the state of Crosby, and their relationship then and now. They also look back at their time together in Buffalo Springfield, spinning yarns and tall tales.

File format: mp3; file size: 37.9mb, interview length: 39' 29" sound quality: ****

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Genius, Hard Work and Steve Stills

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 28 February 1970

GENIUS, SAYS the old adage, is an infinite capacity for taking pains. If that's so, then Stephen Stills must be pretty close to it. ...

Stephen Stills keeps fighting — against violence in pop music

Interview by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 28 February 1970

STEPHEN STILLS is possibly the most underrated musician and musical force of our time. But he’s no demi-god. It is one of those strange ironies ...

Stephen Stills: An Interview in England - Part 1

Interview by Ritchie Yorke, Circus, August 1970

THE HOUSE now occupied by Stephen Stills is 350 years old and it really looks it. It has thick old oak beams, leadened bay windows, ...

Stephen Stills: An Interview in England - Part 2

Interview by Ritchie Yorke, Circus, September 1970

This is the second part of an interview made in Stephen Stills' English country home in early 1970. ...

Stills Life

Report and Interview by Geoffrey Cannon, Melody Maker, 28 November 1970

A portrait of a rock giant... at work on his solo LP and at home in his English country house ...

Stephen Stills: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 1 August 1971

Stephen Stills Plays at Garden In His First Solo Concert Here ...

Stephen Stills: Stephen Stills 2

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 19 August 1971

WHAT WE HAVE HERE, friends, is a fifth-rate album by a solid second-rate artist who so many lower-middlebrows insist on believing is actually first-rate, even ...

Stephen Stills: Stephen Stills 2

Review by Jon Tiven, Phonograph Record, September 1971

DO YOU REALIZE that in the past eight months there have been two solo albums by Steve Stills, in addition to 4 Way Street (which ...

Stephen Stills: The Loner

Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 11 March 1972

Step aside, open wide. It's the loner. ...

Stephen Stills: Angry in Suburbia

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, 18 March 1972

"HEY, THERE'S a tape recorder going. Hey, there's a tape going here," Steve Stills tosses a dice in the direction of the chatter and chuckles, ...

Stephen Stills' Manassas: Manassas (Atlantic K60021)

Review by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 29 April 1972

OF ALL the members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young it's been Stephen that seems to have had the roughest passage going it alone. Critics ...

Stephen Stills,Graham Nash and David Crosby Albums

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 25 May 1972

Stephen Stills: ManassasGraham Nash/David Crosby: Graham Nash/David Crosby ...

This is David Geffen, by Gentlemen's Agreement Manager to the Superstars

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 22 July 1972

Will CSN&Y ever re-unite and find true happiness? ...

Stephen Stills, The Impressions, The Staple Singers, Tom Rush albums

Review by Loraine Alterman, The New York Times, 10 September 1972

Stephen Stills: Manassas (Atlantic); The Impressions: Times Have Changed (Curtom); The Staple Singers: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (Stax); Tom Rush: Merrimack County (Columbia) ...

Stephen Stills: The Reformation Of a "Jive" Artist

Interview by Judith Sims, Rolling Stone, 27 September 1973

LOS ANGELES — It's difficult to name a rock & roll star who's been put down, chopped up, dismissed and generally hated as much as ...

Stephen Stills, Maria Muldaur: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 11 February 1974

Stephen Stills Gets Himself Together ...

Stephen Stills: Carnegie Hall, New York City

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 23 February 1974

NEW YORK: There's really no substitute for experience in rock music and there are few musicians around with as much experience as Steve Stills who ...

CSN&Y: Euphoric Acoustic Good Guys Hit The Dylan Trail

Interview by Barbara Charone, New Musical Express, 16 March 1974

"WELCOME AMERICAN Dairymen" read the hotel display-board and beneath it, in smaller letters, "Welcome Stephen Stills Group". Upstairs, overlooking Chicago in just another hotel room, ...

Stephen Stills: An American in Paris

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 12 October 1974

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG had only ended their reunion tour three weeks back, and already Stephen Stills was working again. The locale had ...

Stephen Stills: Stills (CBS)

Review by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 19 July 1975

I'M SATISFIED with this album, but I wish I could be more enthusiastic as Stephen Stills has both created and had a hand in creating ...

Steve Stills A Man Of Magic

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 19 July 1975

Stephen Stills: Lennox, Massachusetts ...

Stills – From Fish Bowl To Pleasure Dome

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 16 August 1975

THE KANSAS City Holiday Inn is not the kind of place you would want to call home. Situated right off an interstate highway, the rooms ...

Steven Stills, Roger McGuinn & Band Albums

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 28 August 1975

Roger McGuinn: Roger McGuinn & Band (Columbia)Stephen Stills: Stills (Columbia) ...

Stephen Stills: A Sympathetic Self-Portrait

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Crawdaddy!, October 1975

"I'M DRUNK," Stephen Stills is screaming at his manager, Michael John Bowen, standing on the second floor balcony of a seedy Holiday Inn motel, high ...

Hurricane II: Thunder in the Heart of Texas

Report by Joe Nick Patoski, Rolling Stone, 26 February 1976

Carter Benefit at Astrodome ...

Stephen Stills: Illegal Stills

Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 15 May 1976

THERE'S NOTHING dishonest about Illegal Stills. This is the album guaranteed to enhance Stephen Stills' artistic reputation and regain the sophisticated rock 'n' roll credibility ...

Four Way Street Revisited... CSNY Revisited

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 22 May 1976

How Steve Stills learned to stop worrying about his own solo career and appreciate Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. A case of deja vu for ...

Stephen Stills & Neil Young: Nassau Coliseum, New York NY

Live Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 26 August 1976

Flaws and Applause — Young's Hot, Stills's Not ...

Stills Young: Long May You Run

Review by Andy Childs, ZigZag, November 1976

IF THE music on this album had in any way matched up to the exceptionally heavy vibes surrounding its making then we would surely have ...

Stephen Stills: Be A Brother

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 6 November 1976

Steve Stills tells Chris Charlesworth in New York why he's touring solo after all these years... ...

Stills-Young Band: Long May You Run

Review by John Morthland, Creem, February 1977

WHAT A CURIOUS "COLLABORATION" this turns out to be. Neil Young, whose career is at a new critical peak and isn't hurting commercially either, lends ...

Stephen Stills: Thoroughfare Gap

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 11 November 1978

IN THE end all will be disco, or so it would seem, so the best you can hope for is that your chosen hero exercises ...

Stephen Stills Carries On

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, 6 April 1979

LOS ANGELES – Ambitious, blunt but expressive, forceful, aggressive when the occasion requires it, capable of manic dedication and drive towards work and life goals...a ...

CSNY: Love The Ones You're With

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, GQ, April 2000

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - the ultimate rock supergroup - have been through the wars since first teaming up in 1969. Now the Woodstock ...

Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills: Rock's First Supergroup?

Retrospective by Bill Wasserzieher, ICE, January 2003

MIKE BLOOMFIELD, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills were between gigs at the time they recorded Super Session for Columbia Records in 1968, with Bloomfield having ...

Stephen Stills: Just Roll Tape – April 26th 1968

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, September 2007

Post-Springfield, Pre-CSN Stills in Magisterial Solo Mood ...

Stephen Stills

Interview by Rob Hughes, Record Collector, March 2010

Stephen Stills looks back on a rollercoaster career that has seen him survive superstardom, booze, drugs and cancer to enjoy his current renaissance. ...

Stephen Stills: Carry On

Review by Mick Houghton, Record Collector, April 2013

CAN SOMEBODY be just too talented? If so, Stephen Stills is a perfect case study, and this new four-disc set offers up a myriad examples ...

see also Buffalo Springfield

see also Crosby Stills and Nash

see also Crosby Stills Nash & Young

see also Chris Hillman

see also Manassas

see also Dallas Taylor


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