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The Roots’ Captain Kirk Douglas on Prince Destroying His Guitar

on April 01, 2019, 9:37am

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On today’s Kyle Meredith With…, Hundred Watt Heart, aka Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots, gives the low-down on his new solo album, Turbulent Times, due out May 24th. He also touches upon his life on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the challenges of being a parent as a musician, and that one time Prince smashed his prized guitar to pieces without much apology. He also teases a new album by The Roots.

Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.