CBS-FM’s Top 10 Interviews of 2016 ft. Rick Springfield, Barry Gibb, Duran Duran + More!

It’s always a pleasure having artists and celebrities in the building — it creates an atmosphere that makes everyone involved that much more proud to be in the radio business. Over the past year here at WCBS-FM, we’ve had the good fortune of being able to rub elbows, and discuss wide ranging topics with some well known names such as Melissa Etheridge, Rick Astley, Debbie Gibson, Frankie Valli, Rick Springfield, James Taylor, Nile Rodgers, Randy Bachman and more.

That’s not even mentioning some of our friends who have called up the ‘Star Phone’, including Barry Gibb, Jon Bon Jovi, Sarah Mclachlan, Meat Loaf, Simon Le Bon, Neil Diamond, Carly Simon, Tony Orlando and MANY more!

Full List of CBS-FM Artist Visits >>

So without further ado, here are just TEN of the best interviews, juiciest conversations, and off-the-wall moments that happened in here on WCBS-FM in 2016! Enjoy!


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Barry Gibb (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

New Insight, Spirituality, Grief Heavily Influence Barry Gibb’s New Album ‘In the Now’

Barry Gibb details the influences behind his new studio album, In the Now.

 


Jon Bon Jovi (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Jon Bon Jovi (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Bon Jovi Describes the Tumultuous 3 Years Leading Up to ‘This House Is Not For Sale’

This House is Not for Sale, Bon Jovi’s thirteenth studio album, will be released on November 4th and be accompanied by an eponymous tour.

 


Singer Rick Astley in studio with Scott Shannon in the Morning on October 7, 2016. (Photo: Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM)

Rick Astley with Scott Shannon (Photo: Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM)

Rick Astley In Studio with Scott Shannon; New Album ’50’ Out Now

Currently promoting the release of his brand new album, 50, Rick stopped by the CBS-FM studios to join Scott and the Big Show to catch everyone up on what he’s been up to all these years.

 


Meat Loaf (Photo: Ferdy Damman/AFP/Getty Images)

Meat Loaf (Photo: Ferdy Damman/AFP/Getty Images)

Meat Loaf: ‘Everyone Hated ‘Bat Out of Hell” in 1977

In 1977, everyone hated Bat Out of Hell,” recalls Meatloaf. “Bat Out of Hell took from October all the way to June to break it.”

 


Randy Bachman, founding member of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive in studio with Scott Shannon in the Morning on WCBS-FM. (Photo: Joe Cingrana/CBS Local)

Randy Bachman (Photo: Joe Cingrana/CBS Local)

Randy Bachman Reveals the Wild Origins of ‘American Woman’

Creativity can strike at any time, anywhere. For Randy Bachman, that place happens to be on stage.

 


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Melissa Etheridge (Photo: E.J. Judge/CBS Local)

Up Close with a Legend: Dan Taylor Talks With Melissa Etheridge

Dan Taylor talks to Melissa Etheridge about her new album Memphis Rock and Soul in the Adorama Live Theatre on our StubHub Stage.

 


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Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Talks All Things ‘Rock Hall’ with Scott Shannon

Founding member, lead guitarist, and songwriter Rick Nielsen called into Scott Shannon in the Morning to talk about Cheap Trick’s induction and more.

 


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Duran Duran (Photo: Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM)

David Bowie Tried To Punch Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon

Nearly three months after his abrupt passing, fellow artists and fans still love to recount tales of David Bowie. Count Duran Duran’s frontman, Simon Le Bon, as one of them.

 


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Rick Springfield (Photo: Joe Cingrana/WCBS-FM)

Rick Springfield Stops By the Big Show to Preview ‘Rocket Science’

Singer, songwriter, actor, author Rick Springfield joined the party to give us a preview of his new album, ‘Rocket Science.’

 

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