The Zane Lowe Interview Series

The Zane Lowe Interview Series

By Apple Music

One thing that today's biggest artists have in common: They all speak with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about their lives and the stories behind their songs. Hear why he is the interviewer the biggest stars open up to in these candid, in-depth conversations, now available in full on Apple Podcasts.


Rick Rubin

The super-producer joins Zane to talk Tom Petty, fond memories of working on Wildflowers, plus share stories of collaborating with Ringo Starr, Carl Wilson, The Strokes, and more
23/10/2053m 2s

Bruce Springsteen

The artist on his career and the highly anticipated album, Letter To You.
22/10/201h 3m

Thom Yorke

The singer delves into his career and third solo album, ANIMA.
01/10/2039m 19s

Marilyn Manson

“I bet people could probably say, ‘I’ve never seen Manson in a good mood once in my life.’ Except here right now.” In this in-depth interview, Marilyn Manson tells Zane Lowe all about the making and meaning of his 11th album, WE ARE CHAOS. The pair discuss his collaboration with Shooter Jennings, 2020 not quite going as expected, and the influence of grief and his relationship with mental health.
24/09/2056m 35s

Alicia Keys

In a far-reaching interview with Zane, Alicia Keys discusses the ways in which her childhood and the things she had to overcome led to the clarity of her latest album ALICIA, her first in four years. She offers a deep dive into the mindset behind and the making of the music, which is some of her most expansive and collaborative to date. “There’s something so crazy about what I bring and then what you bring. It’s going to be completely different, and there’s something about the merging of energy that’s fascinating to me,” she says. “Now I feel like that’s another alchemy that’s created that I love the process of—that process of being open and receiving what’s meant to come from each person and creating something out of nothing is always incredible.” The conversation, much like the album, is as vulnerable as it is refreshing.
17/09/2057m 55s

Bon Iver

The singer sits down with Zane to discuss his fourth album, i,i.
10/09/2051m 42s


To mark the release of his 13th studio album "King's Disease", Nas speaks to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about the project's guests, working with Hit-Boy as sole producer, and how "King's Disease" is an album for the times.
03/09/2059m 44s

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan chats with Zane and shares music.
27/08/2047m 26s

Katy Perry

Days before releasing her sixth album Smile—and before giving birth to her first child—the glowing global superstar opens up about the perseverance it took to get there. “The last two and a half years have been a psychological, spiritual, emotional journey,” she tells Zane Lowe. “I'm grateful for the pain because it pushed me towards the growth. Now I don’t feel like a thirsty, desperate pop star that's just trying to hit a number. I've got more dimension. I have a baby on the way. I have a fiancé. I love my nieces. I love my soon-to-be stepson. I love life.”
20/08/2052m 13s


Future talks to Zane about his album, High Off Life.
14/08/2039m 14s

Listen now to Zane's conversation with about truth in music, his relationship with Jimmy Iovine, and the inspiration for Black Eyed Peas' latest bi-lingual album, TRANSLATION.
07/08/2050m 30s

Action Bronson

Conversation about childhood, music, and other passions.
30/07/201h 1m


Halsey joins Zane for a frank, personal conversation about her life and career on the eve of the release of her third album Manic. (9/16/2020)
24/07/2030m 9s

The Chicks

Zane interviews The Chicks about their new album, Gaslighter, covering off on everything from the name change to the current political climate, production work on their new project from Jack Antonoff, and much more.
22/07/2044m 0s

Kamasi Washington and Terrace Martin

The duo discuss their latest jazz/hip-hop fusion supergroup, Dinner Party.
16/07/2046m 23s

Billy Porter

In his powerful interview with Zane Lowe, the theater performer, singer, and actor opens up about finding his voice at a young age, coping with and overcoming trauma, and how playing Belize in Tony Kushner’s off-Broadway revival of Angels in America changed his life.
14/07/2053m 4s

Harry Styles

The singer tells Zane Lowe about cutting loose, finding his footing as a solo artist, and how all that manifested itself in his freewheeling second post-One Direction albm, Fine Line. (11/22/2020)
10/07/2051m 24s


In her revealing interview with Zane Lowe, the pop singer-songwriter, actor, and director opens up about dealing with the trappings of fame, the joys and challenges of adopting two sons, and becoming a grandmother.
02/07/2050m 51s

Tyler, The Creator

An in-depth discussion covering Tyler's fifth and most accomplished solo album yet, IGOR. (7/18/2019)
26/06/2055m 48s

Jon Brion

The producer talks through the making of Mac Miller’s posthumous release Circles with Zane and reminisces about the late artist’s creative and personal growth.
12/06/2024m 20s

Lady Gaga

Ahead of the release of Chromatica, Lady Gaga sat down for a socially distanced chat with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discussed making music as a form of therapy (“my way of dealing with pain is that I write songs”), working with collaborators like Ariana Grande (“this friendship blossomed”), and what she plans to do after the quarantine is lifted (“I’m probably going to go to every gay club that I can find, and hug and kiss every human that I come in contact with”).
28/05/201h 3m

Hayley Williams

To mark the release of her first solo album, Paramore’s Hayley Williams speaks to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about growing up in public and the emotional journey behind her first solo album, Petals for Armor. (5/6/2020)
28/05/2045m 42s

Justin Bieber

To mark the release of Changes, his first album since 2015’s Purpose, Justin Bieber opens up to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe about how his faith and his relationship with new wife Hailey Baldwin saved his life and inspired him to make music again. (2/15/2020)
28/05/2045m 45s

Kanye West, Part 2

In part two of Zane Lowe’s wide-ranging interview with Kanye West at his ranch in Wyoming, the rapper gets candid about his struggles with mental health. He explains how the changes he made in his personal life are reflected in the making of JESUS IS KING, his first release since fully embracing Christianity. (10/24/2019)
28/05/2046m 28s

Kanye West, Part 1

On October 22, 2019, Zane Lowe traveled to Kanye West’s ranch in Cody, Wyoming. On the eve of the release of his ninth solo project JESUS IS KING, West talked openly about his newfound faith, his hopes and fears for the future, and his entrepreneurship—including his efforts to build sustainable manufacturing in the US for his Yeezy brand. (10/24/2019)
28/05/201h 13m

Selena Gomez

The singer opens up to Zane about her personal tribulations and how they factored into the making of her third album, Rare. (1/13/2020)
28/05/2047m 13s

Billie Eilish

The singer-songwriter details WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? Stream the album on Apple Music:
10/04/1950m 22s
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