One of Hal Willner’s Final Interviews

Ray Padgett in conversation with the acclaimed music producer who brought tribute albums to life When I decided to write a book about tribute albums, I knew I needed to speak with Hal Willner. He all but singlehandedly invented the format in the ‘80s, though, as he was quick to point out, others made it bigger in the ‘90s. He continued producing tribute albums on and off until his tragic death from COVID-19 earlier this year. His latest, a tribute to Marc Bolan of T. Rex which he was extremely…