The critically acclaimed conversation series Speakeasy will return for a fourth season in select cities beginning January 7th and on the WORLD channel at 7:00 pm on Sunday, January 13th, check local listings for additional times. The six episodes will feature an all new group of iconic artists, Grammy Award winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, and beloved musicians engaging in intimate conversations between friends. Each episode gives fans an inside look into some never before told stories from some of the world’s most prolific performers including Sting, Shaggy, Joe Elliott, Lenny Kravitz, members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael McDonald, and Billy Gibbons. Full episodes will also be available at www.speakeasytalks.com.
Season four kicks off with Grammy Award winners Sting and Shaggy in a lively and hilarious conversation that covers the making of their Grammy nominated album 44/876, their Jamaican connection, James Bond, Miles Davis, laundry, and more. Def Leppard front man and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s newest inductee Joe Elliott candidly discusses the band’s early days and their legacy with Rolling Stone editor David Fricke.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Lenny Kravitz sits down for a revealing conversation with singer and songwriter Sean Lennon that illuminates their long standing friendship, Kravitz’ career from choir boy to rock star, and the influence that their parents have had on their lives. Southern rock icons Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant and Rickey Medlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd open up like no past interview they’ve done, including the story behind their return after a decade-long hiatus to writer Rob Tannenbaum.
Grammy Award winning front man of Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers Michael McDonald is joined by his longtime producer Russ Titelman to talk early influences and more and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Billy Gibbons is joined by WFUV radio personality Eric Holland.