“I am honored to return with The Big Interview for an eighth season,” Rather said. “It has been a privilege and a pleasure to sit down with these industry icons who have forever transformed entertainment as we know it, and I am humbled by the positive response we have received from the AXS TV audience throughout all these seasons.”
Rather's first guest to kick off the new season on "The Big Interview" will be Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News who recently released their tenth studio album Weather in 2020. The new album is a collection of songs written prior to Lewis' hearing loss in 2018. During the interview, Lewis explains how he began as a musician, "bumming around Europe playing harmonica." He then went on with his band to create megahits including "The Power of Love" written for the sci-fi blockbuster movie "Back to the Future" as well as "Hip to be Square" and "Heart of Rock and Roll."
"The Big Interview" will also feature Debbie Harry from Blondie and former lead guitarist Don Felder of the Eagles. Previous guests include rock legend Robert Plant, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Carly Simon, Neil Young, and Merle Haggard. Be sure to catch it on AXS TV.
The Big Interview With Dan Rather Season Eight Guests
April 15: Huey Lewis
April 22: Debbie Harry of Blondie
April 29: Don Felder formerly of the Eagles
May 6: The Band’s Robbie Robertson
May 13: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson
May 20: Don McLean