Exclusive interviews with host Ron Bennington and some of the most influential artists and personalities of our time. Guests include game changers in every field– including brilliant film makers, legendary actors, groundbreaking musicians, scientists, comics, authors, journalists, and creators of all kinds– anyone who has vision, ingenuity, or artistry to share.
Read over 200 interviews with Brilliant Independent, Documentary and Hollywood Filmmakers like Bobcat Goldthwait, Shane Carruth, Spike Lee, Sean Dunne, Abel Ferrara, Brett Morgan, Jay Bulger, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Burns, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Joe Cornish, Werner Herzog, Cameron Crowe, Ice Cube, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky and more. Great Musicans including Patti Smith, Bryan Ferry, Andy Summers, Charlie Watts, Buddy Guy, Daryl Hall, Nick Mason, Todd Rundgren, John Densmore, Yoko Ono, Ian Hunter, Donald Fagen, Aimee Mann, Allen Stone, Steve Earle, Peter Hook, Lindsay Buckingham, Ronny Wood and Kenny Jones, Tommy James, The Verbs, Tom Tom Club and more. Some of our favorite actors, like Holly Hunter, William H. Macy, Don Cheadle, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, Geoffrey Rush, Stanley Tucci, Danny Huston, David Ducovny, Andy Serkis, Parker Posey, Damian Lewis, Dan Aykroyd, Gina Gershon, Jeff Goldblum, John Cusack, Ron Eldard and so many others. Brilliant thinkers like Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sandra Bernhardt, Fran Liebowitz.
Writer, director and actor Peter Bogdanovich is best known for directing film classics like “The Last Picture Show”, “Paper Moon” and “What’s Up Doc?”. He’s also given memorable performances as an actor, most notably, in the HBO series, “The Sopranos.” He recently stopped by the SiriusXM studios to sit down with Ron Bennington and talk about his newest film, “Cold Turkey.” Excerpts from the interview appear below. You can hear the interview in its entirety exclusively...read more
Julius Erving, known worldwide as the great Dr. J, is one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA and before that, the ABA. He was named MVP four times, and won three championships, while playing with the Virginia Squires, the New York Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers. He stopped by the SiriusXM studios, to talk with Ron Bennington about his new book, “Dr. J: The Autobiography.” Excerpts from the interview appear below. You can hear the interview in its entirety exclusively on SiriusXM satellite radio. * *...read more
Cherie Curie is best known as the lead vocalist for the 70′s rock band “The Runaways” but she is an artist on so many levels. The singer, songwriter and musician joined musicians Joan Jett, Lita Ford,Sandy West, Jackie Fox, and Vicki Blue to form The Runaways when she was just 15 years old. After recording several albums with The Runaways she’s continued to record albums as a solo artist. She’s also an actress and creates her own chainsaw art. She stopped by the SiriusXM studios recently to sit down...read more
Musician Julian Lennon had his musical debut with the hit album, “Valotte” which was produced by Phil Ramone. He has since released 5 albums and has enjoyed a career as a photographer. He’s also a dedicated advocate for several charities and causes. Julian stopped by the SiriusXM studios recently to talk with Ron Bennington about his new album, “Everything Changes.” Excerpts from the interview appear below, and you can hear him perform two songs of the album following the excerpts. The interview can be...read more
Academy Award winning director, screenwriter and producer Oliver Stone has become known for his incredibly popular and controversial films, many of which focus on his interpretation of major events in American history. It would be hard to say which films he is best known for. ”JFK”,”The Doors”, “Nixon”, “Talk Radio” and “Natural Born Killers” are just a few of his most loved and most controversial films. He also won three Oscars– for his work on “Born on the...read more
John Lithgow is one of our country’s greatest actors . Some of his most famous roles include “The World According to Garp”, “Footloose”, and “Terms of Endearment. And of course later in his career he had huge television success with a starring role on the smash hit 3rd Rock From the Son, and spent a season co-starring on the Showtime series “Dexter”. Lithgow is also an accomplished author, and known for his great theatrical performances. His children’s book and music projects, in...read more
Writer and director James Toback, who is always controversial, and always interesting has never been one to sugar coat his opinions on anything. And he didn’t hold back his feelings about the film industry, or his old friend Robert Downey Jr.’s career in an interview with SiriusXM’s Ron Bennington on Friday. Toback was in to talk about his new documentary, ‘Seduced and Abandoned.’ The documentary premiers on HBO this Monday, October 28th at 9pm Eastern time. As always, Toback is a fantastic and insightful...read more
She may only be 16 but Chloe Grace Moretz is already well established in Hollywood. Moretz had many strong roles as a child actor but it was in her starring role in the hit comic book movie “Kick Ass” that she really made her mark. She’s also had great roles in Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”, Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” and the indie “500 Days of Summer.” She recently stopped by the SiriusXM studios to talk with Ron Bennington about her new movie– the remake of Stephen...read more
Actress Elizabeth Olsen is known becoming known for her great performances in independent film. She’s been nominated for a number of awards for her role in “Martha Marcy May Marlene”, and gotten great reviews for her performances in “Liberal Arts” and “Silent House.” Olsen also has a starring role in the upcoming remake of “Godzilla.” She stopped by the SiriusXM studios recently to sit down with Ron Bennington and talk the new film, “Kill Your Darlings” as well as her role...read more
Musician Robbie Robertson was the primary songwriter and lead guitarist for the music group, “The Band.” Songs like “The Weight”, “Up on Cripple Creek”, and “The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down” were just a few of the great songs that Robertson wrote during this time with The Band. He recently stopped by the SiriusXM studios to talk with Ron Bennington about a new box set featuring Live Performances at The Academy of Music in 1971. A few excerpts from the interview appear below. You can hear the...read more