On the occasion of the Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders tour announcement, we look back on Bob Gordon's 2010 interview encounter with Chrissie Hynde, in an interview first published in X-Press Magazine in August, 2010... 

    Looking back, it was always going to be challenging.


    Upon the announcement of Stevie Nicks' Australian tour with The Pretenders, we take a look back at Bob Gordon's interview with her, first published in The West Australian in August, 2011...

  • Glen Campbell Remembered

    Long before Glen Campbell’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease was made public it was obvious he was struggling with his memory.


    Here we revisit Bob Gordon’s chat with the one-and-only Robert Smith. This interview was first published in X-Press Magazine on Thursday, September 28, 2000, with Part II running one week later... 

    'I've got to let it go and leave it gone; Just walk away, stop it going on; Get too scared to jump if I wait too long'. — Maybe Someday, from Bloodflowers.


    In early 2012 Roger Daltrey was set to bring his own concert experience of The Who’s iconic 1969 album (and 1975 movie) Tommy to Australia. It was ultimately cancelled for other plans, but not before Bob Gordon interviewed Daltrey in November, 2011, for The West Australian.

    Roger Daltrey well remembers The Who’s 1969 first public performance, in Dolton UK, of Tommy, Pete Townshend’s infamous rock opera about a messianic ‘deaf, dumb and blind kid’ who sure played a mean pinball.


    It's the 45th anniversary of the release of the late David Bowie's iconic album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Here we go back five years when Bob Gordon intervewed the album's co-producer, Ken Scott, upon the release's 40th anniversary, for The West Australian, published in June, 2012.


    Pic: Chris Cornell, Perth Concert Hall, October 10, 2011. Photography by Denis Radacic

    In memory of the passing of Soundgarden/Audioslave vocalist, Chris Cornell, we revisit Polly Coufos' review of his solo show at the Perth Concert Hall some six years back. This review was first published in The Australian on Wednesday, October 13, 2011. 

    Chris Cornell

    Perth Concert Hall

    Monday, October 10, 2011


    On April 5, 23 years ago, Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, took his own life. As a then young (and somewhat tired-and-emotional) music journalist, Bob Gordon penned some mourning-after-the-night-before thoughts on his passing, first published in X-Press Magazine #374, April, 1994.


    On a mild winter’s day in August, 2001, Bob Gordon spent a day with The Strokes in Northbridge on a venture that included lunch, a visit to a vintage-clothing/costume shop with Tim Rogers and some other colourful local identities. This article was originally published in UK magazine, Q, in September, 2001, with photography by Toni Wilkinson.

  • The Freo Sound (?)

    Back in May, 2016, Bob Gordon was called upon to ponder some of Fremantle’s musical past as part of the From History To Future Talks held at Mojos. Here’s a transcript of a subject that reaches high and wide…