‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ Producer Cameron Crowe on Interviewing Rock Stars and Staying Curious [Interview]
Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 by Jack Giroux
David Crosby: Remember My Name evenhandedly shows the highs and lows of a life in rock ‘n’ roll. The good times don’t outweigh the bad in director A.J. Eaton‘s documentary on the iconic member of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. The documentary shows an artist struggling with the past and the future but still consumed by music.
No subject comes across as off-the-table for David Crosby. When he’s not throwing hilarious jabs at Jim Morrison, the artist reveals himself, flaws and all, without asking for empathy or making excuses. From the opening of the movie, he goes deep with its interviewer and producer, Cameron Crowe. The feel-good filmmaker famous for Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire has been interviewing Crosby ever since his Rolling Stone Magazine days. All these years later, the journalist again got to share another candid conversation with the musician.
Recently, Cameron told us about his earliest interviews with Crosby, how musicians influenced his dialogue, and knowing when an interview subject isn’t being honest.