Steve Perry, Paul Stanley, Foreigner Featured on New Season of ‘The Big Interview’
AXS TV has revealed the new lineup of rock stars scheduled for The Big Interview, hosted by Dan Rather.
The show–which premieres on the music intensive channel April 16-will feature interviews with former Journey front man Steve Perry, Foreigner members Mick Jones and Lou Gramm, KISS singer Paul Stanley, REO Speedwagon and Boz Scaggs.
Perry kicks off the season with a deep dive into his career and a look at the new chapter in his life after years away from music.
“I could not find the honest passion for singing, and because of that, I was stepping into some other, dare I say, party behaviors to augment my frustration,” Perry says in a teaser clip. “And then, I think my voice was also suffering. I think everything started to suffer for me, and it did not help restore my passion for music.”
He adds, “Eventually, the feeling just got very clear to me that I need to just stop. And I didn’t know where I was going. I didn’t know what I was going to do…All I knew was that I can’t keep doing what I’m doing…’cause this is not going anywhere good.”
Here are the air dates and guests for all of the confirmed upcoming episodes of The Big Interview:
4/16 — Steve Perry
4/23 — Paul Stanley
4/30 — Cyndi Lauper
5/7 — Foreigner’s Mick Jones & Lou Gramm
5/14 — REO Speedwagon
5/21 — Billy Bob Thornton
5/28 — Carl and Rob Reiner
6/4 — Travis Tritt
6/11 — Boz Scaggs
6/18 — Paul Shaffer