Cameron Crowe on Almost Famous, Opinions on Miley Cyrus & MF Doom

Almost Famous

This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved music movie Almost Famous. They revisit Jim’s interview from back in the day with writer and director Cameron Crowe. They’ll also review the new release from Miley Cyrus, bid farewell to rapper MF Doom and hear from some listeners. 

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Almost Famous 20th Anniversary with Cameron Crowe


Twenty years later, we revisit the interview Jim did with writer and director of Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe. They talk about the film, what it means to be a music fan and even Jim's day on the set.

Plastic Hearts Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Plastic Hearts Apple Music Backyard Sessions Edition)

Miley Cyrus is back with her 7th album, Plastic Hearts. Cyrus has always had the ability to move between the genres of country, pop, rock and hip hop, but on Plastic Hearts she is in full rock and roll mode. The album features collaborations with pop artist Dua Lipa, Joan Jett and Billy Idol. Jim and Greg both dig the album, citing her growth as a singer and performer and commending her ability to remain relevant long past her Disney days.

MF Doom Obituary

Madvillain Madvillainy

It was reported on New Years Eve that the legendary rapper MF Doom had died at age 49. Greg bids farewell to MF Doom by playing the song "Accordion," from the album Madvillainy, a collaboration he did in 2004 with rapper Madlib called Madvillain.

Hearing from the Listeners!


We hear from some listeners about what they think about the show, new music and more.

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