2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

SXSW Interview: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Wednesday, March 16
12:45PM - 1:45PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB
531 E 4th St

Rock legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo sit down for an interview with USA Today's Mike Snider to discuss one of the most enduring partnerships in music history and the road ahead. Brooklyn-born, four time Grammy winner, multi-platinum artist and mezzo-soprano, Pat Benatar has always been a trailblazer. Her top 40 hits dominated the MTV revolution with iconic titles such as Love is a Battlefield, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, We Belong, andHeartbreaker. Producer, songwriter and husband, Neil Giraldo aka Spyder, crafted the signature Benatar sound with his masterful arrangements and steel bending guitar. He also produced hits for a variety of other top performers including John Waite, Kenny Loggins, Rick Springfield. Together Benatar and Giraldo continue to be a force to be reckoned with as they hit the road each summer inspiring new bands and thrilling fans all over the world.

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Mike Snider

Tech Reporter


Neil Giraldo

Pat Benatar


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