The Media Narrative

Steve Morse

Steve Morse

Steve Morse has interviewed and written about some of the biggest names in music, including Bob Marley, Bono, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen. In this episode, the Boston Globe rock critic talks about the highlights of his decades-long career.

During a conversation in his Cambridge, Massachusetts home, Morse talked about: Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, and London in 1969 (1:30); early days of rock criticism (5:00); writing on deadline (7:00); roster of interviewees (10:30); Bob Marley in NYC (12:30); interviewing strategies (16:00); climate for music journalism today (20:30); advice for aspiring music writers (24:30); and Bono and U2 (30:30).

SHOW NOTES

Steve Morse's Rock History course at Berklee Online

Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, London in 1969 (Ultimate Classic Rock)

Steve Morse's Top Ten U2 Shows (Boston Globe archives)

Morse on Tom Petty (Video from neigbormedia.org)

Morse on Aerosmith (Audio slideshow from the Boston Globe archives)

Morse on Bruce Springsteen solo show (Globe archives from 2005)

Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe (Playbill)

updated: 11 months ago