Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) interview

Ian_Anderson - Photo_by_Martin_Webb

Ian Anderson is a man who needs little introduction. As the main driving force behind the music of Jethro Tull for nigh on half a century, he is a legendary figure and one of giants of the rock era. But the news that he’s planning a Jethro Tull ‘rock opera’ and rock opera tour? Mamma Mia! That takes a bit of explanation. Luckily the man himself (Ian, not old Jethro) was on hand to ‘re-imagine’ matters and explain them to yours truly.

The subsequent interview was published on the excellent Über Röck website where it’s available in its warts and all glory. Charity gigs, Tony Blair, Pierce Brosnan, Peaky Blinders, Bruce Dickinson, the agri-business, genetic modification, the pharmaceutical industry and the growing phenomenon of young people at gigs … you didn’t know there was so much in it!

You can read the full interview here:



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