Rock legend Brian Setzer sits down to chat with award-winning newsman Dan Rather on an all-new installment of "The Big Interview" tonight (Nov. 27) at 9.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on AXS TV. The Stray Cats founder speaks candidly about his love of music in the intimate discussion.
It may seem hard to believe the energetic, "Jump and Jive" rocker is shy, given the way he moves and engages the audience at live shows. But, Setzer tells Rather in the clip he’s “a super private, shy person.” He also confesses his love of music is what drew him to perform.
“Everybody thinks people get into rock n’ roll for the girls and the parties… but I really started to play because of the music,” Setzer says, adding, "I can still hold this guitar, and the way it vibrates and the way I feel with it, it’s the best thing you could ever feel. It still makes me happy. It’s still the best thing ever.”
Setzer’s large and loyal fan base has followed him across his prolific, four-decade career. He talks about his time with The Stray Cats, leading the world-renowned Brian Setzer Orchestra and adopting his father’s love of Rockabilly while growing up in Long Island, New York, among other things.
Brian Setzer is a multi-talented musical wonder. He’s won three Grammy Awards and his critically-acclaimed Christmas Rocks! show with his 19-piece orchestra gets his audience swept up in his rock-infused signature brand of holiday cheer. The 15th Anniversary of the beloved holiday extravaganza will stop at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on Dec. 22 (Tickets). Watch a teaser of the holiday show above.
Watch the sneak peek clip of Brian Setzer’s talk with Dan Rather on “The Big Interview” below and tune into AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT to watch the entire entertaining and informative episode.