Panel Details


Saturday 05/12/2018
Osgoode Ballroom East
12:00PM - 12:50PM
(50 minutes)

Keynote Interview

Steve Lillywhite, ‘Hits Get You Work, Work Gets You Hits’

“Being in the studio is like being in the womb for me,” says Steve Lillywhite, who is both a master producer and a Commander of the British Empire. The amiable studio legend is credited on more than 500 records, by the likes of U2, Talking Heads, The Killers, the Dave Matthews Band and the Rolling Stones. But until he produced his first hit with Siouxsie and the Banshees, he didn’t feel as if his career had momentum. And then it did, at a gobsmacking rate of acceleration. A man of a million stories, Lillywhite talks to interviewer Ralph Simon about the personalities and history that was made in the process of “pushing buttons” like no one else alive.