After browsing through my back issues, I'm excited to present this interview with Michael Nesmith that appeared in the June 1989 issue of Monkee Business Fanzine, which, of course, was published by Maggie McManus from 1977-2002. Music journalist and New York Times bestselling writer Ken Sharp spoke to Nez while promoting Tapeheads, a movie he produced in 1988 that starred John Cusack and Tim Robbins. Sharp talks to Michael about his solo career, the 1989 compilation The Newer Stuff, music videos, heavy metal, his company Pacific Arts, reuniting with The Monkees onstage in 1986, the 1968 Nashville sessions, recording "The Girl I Knew Somewhere," and much, much more. Nez also reimagines The Monkees' lineup as a band, which includes discussion of Peter as the drummer and Micky as the bassist. Enjoy!
On October 1 at The Kessler Theater in Dallas, Texas, Michael Nesmith will be presented with the Video Association of Dallas' Ernie Kovacs Award. Visit the link below if you are interested in taking part in the festivities surrounding the event.
September 16, 2016: Michael Nesmith’s final performance with The Monkees at the Pantages in Los Angeles, California. Megan and Craig review the show and discuss their feelings in the aftermath.
In Michael's latest Facebook post, he takes a moment to highlight the music video for "You Bring the Summer," the second single from The Monkees' new album, Good Times! It was directed by Michael's son, Jonathan, and Susan Holloway.
On the eve of Michael Nesmith’s final scheduled live performance with The Monkees, Megan and Craig meet up on the west coast to chat about Papa Nez – his levels of involvement (and non-involvement) with The Monkees post-reunion, his return in 2012, his absence on the stage in 2016 and the fanbase reaction to such.
A big thanks to Elliott Marx for sharing his recording of The Monkees' performance at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California!