The Next Generation of Musicians

It’s always great to play with young musicians who can create magic wherever they go through their performance. I’m very lucky to have Julie Ragins and Mike Dawes with me – they give everything on stage and love playing the songs as much I do. They know what the songs mean to the many people […]

Justin’s Favorite Lyricist(s)

I think the Beatles changed all the rules, and John, Paul and George wrote the best lyrics of my generation, probably any generation. They never wasted a word or used a filler just to make up a line. I’m sure there have been many other great lyricists but the Beatles always said it best. They […]

Justin Hayward Talks about the Difference Between Two Types of Performances

Justin Hayward has performed on a multitude of different stages, two of the most memorable have been his performances with The Moody Blues and his time spent on stage for Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds. Here, he talks about the differences, and similarities, between those two types of performances. War Of The Worlds is very […]

Justin Hayward on the Moody Blues Cruise

I really enjoyed the parts of the cruise that actually involved playing music – but I’m concerned that too much of the recent cruise was about taking money from fans, mostly for (and I have to say it) worthless merchandise, and other stuff associated with the group. I would be surprised if fans think that’s […]

Moody Blues gearing up for a second cruise

Justin Hayward and his band, The Moody Blues, are getting set for their second caribbean cruise. Only a few thousand fans will be fortunate enough to hear the band as they rock the seas. The cruise will also feature fellow Isle of Wight Festival alums Carl Palmer of ELP, Lighthouse, Shawn Phillips and Roger Daltrey of […]

Justin Hayward discusses when he realized music was the right fit for him

I loved music as far back as my memory goes. I liked the music on the radio, I was particularly touched by Johnny Ray’s voice when I was little, and I liked the Hymns in ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern. We sang them in Church, and in school assembly, which is politically incorrect in any UK […]