A friend recently told me I should include a comprehensive list rounding up some of the people I've interviewed over the years for various outlets, particularly so long as they are markedly more famous than you or I. I'd been thinking about it as well. So here is a single-spaced list, in no specific order of any kind whatsoever, of musicians, actors,  athletes, authors and even professional wrestlers who have permitted me anywhere from 10 minutes to two hours of their exclusive acquaintance. Most of the actual published profiles and Q & As can be found on the Internet. Some aren't. And yes, most of these people are awful. (The ones that aren't are generally quite nice.)

 

Daniel Bryan

David Byrne

Gene Wilder

50 Cent

Kirk Hammett 

Mary J. Blige

Duff McKagan 

Woody Harrelson

Elijah Wood

Sean Astin

Edie Falco

Jodeci

David Byrne

Jesse Ventura

C.M. Punk

Nikki Sixx 

Big Boi 

Roman Reigns

Seth Rollins

Noel Gallagher 

Bill Maher

Paul Heyman

Jim Ross

Andy Cohen 

Judd Apatow

Dean Ambrose

Ric Flair

Scott Weiland 

Dean Ambrose

Jason Momoa

John Carpenter

Sheryl Lee

Wendy Robie

Warren Frost

Catherine E. Coulson

Piper Laurie

Michael McKean

Mat Fraser

Michael Horse

Carel Struycken

Mary Jo Deschanel

Kimmy Robertson

Barry Horowitz

James Marshall

Jill Soloway

Carly Rae Jepsen

Brie Bella

Gotye

Jimmi Simpson

John Legend

Gabriel Mann

Adam Ant

Pedro Martinez

Daniel Lanois

Peter Bodganovich

Mike Piazza

Cody Rhodes

Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Lizzy Caplan

Donovan

Dave Mustaine 

Dave Ellefson 

Mary McCormack

Yo La Tengo

Richard Sammel

Phil Anselmo 

Yelawolf

Crime Mob

Al Jourgensen 

Meshell Ndgeocello

Pet Shop Boys

Kenna

Damon Albarn 

Paul Simonon 

Dennis Hof

Mick Jones 

Tony Allen

The War on Drugs

Young the Giant

Gorillaz

Bon Iver

Kerry King 

Deftones

Brett Gurewitz 

Bruce Pavitt 

Wayne Coyne 

Joe Jackson

Peter Hook 

Cesaro

Kevin Owens

Dennis Miller

Glenn Fleshler

Adam Richman 

Zack Wylde

Yoshiki 

Matt Bomer 

Raymond Cruz

Eric Bogosian

Justin Hawkins 

Tony Shalhoub 

Ian Astbury 

Jon Murray 

Michael Shannon

Tim Allen

Criss Angel

Nancy Sinatra

“Lisa Lisa” Velez

Jeremy Enigk 

Aimee Mann

Fred Durst

David Yow

Daphne Rubin-Vega

Carlos Berrios

Rob Zombie

John "Rotten" Lydon

Mickey Garcia 

Andy “Panda” Tripoli

Local Natives

Safire

?uestlove 

Rah Digga

Rufus Wainwright

Jason “Spaceman” Pierce 

Nachtmystium

Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard, Oz)

Nathan Rabin

Tony Hawk

Annie Leibovitz

Nancy Travis

Tindersticks

Miyavi

Sam McMurray  

John Turturro

Tony Clifton

Lil' Twist

Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker 

David Cross

Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant 

Michael Showalter 

Abel Ferrara 

Wim Wenders 

Mike Reiss 

Perry Farrell

Fantasia Barrino

Scotty McReery

Tricky

Dana Snyder and Dave Willis 

APSE

Nathan Larson 

Peter Buck 

Bert Kreischer (Bert the Conqueror)

Joseph Arthur

Battles

Of Monsters and Men

Page Hamilton 

Nate Diaz

Thomas Middleditch

Jeff Daniels

Blood Brothers

Dungen

Glen E. Friedman

Adam Goldberg

Flavor Flav

Chuck D.

Vince Clarke 

Saul Williams

Joe Jackson

Dan Wilson

John Waters

Karl Hyde 

Lil Twist

Jesse Hughes

Ulcer

David Wright

Ken Marino

Jim Moginie 

Doug Martsch 

El-P

Mike Patton

Mew

Mike Watt 

Plague Bringer

Robert Schimmel 

Catfish Haven

Stimulus

Elizabeth Cook

Saviours

Vietnam

Neon Neon

Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein

Bob Gruen

Jesse Malin

Phil Hellmuth

Gridlock Sam Schwartz

The Waterboys