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Rolling Stones- Miss You-London Hyde Park July 2013

The fifty+ year phenomenon Rolling Stones sounding miraculously vital when playing their “local”, London’s Hyde Park, back in July 2013. This should tee you up for Mick, Keef, and Woody visiting the week of June 11 here In the Studio  to share the story behind the making of Some Girls    on the album’s fortieth […]

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Alan Parsons Project- Pyramid 40th Anniversary

This was my second interview with Parsons, the producer/engineer/electronic composer, the first occurring a decade earlier and specifically focused on the Alan Parson Project’s breakthrough 1977 album I Robot, their second . This time we would cover the three million-sellers that followed between 1978 and 1982, Pyramid, The Turn of a Friendly Card, and Eye in the Sky. Parsons was at the time releasing the album A Valid Path, the summation of a divorce, a move from his native England to Southern California, remarrying, & building his own recording studio, where this interview was done.

Jethro Tull- 50 for 50, pt1- Ian Anderson 5-28

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull joins Redbeard here In the Studio for fifty hand-picked Jethro Tull chestnuts across fifty years of the eclectic collective beginning the week of May 28 and continuing through the week of June 4. Part one covers the ’60s and ’70s builders and blockbusters “Teacher”,”Witch’s Promise”,”Aqualung”,”Thick as a Brick”,”Living in the […]

Bachman Turner Overdrive 45th Anniversary- Randy Bachman

It is the original Guess Who songwriter/guitarist Randy Bachman‘s re-entry into the charts forty-five years ago this week with his collaboration with C.F.”Fred” Turner, warm-blooded draft horse rock from the Great White North of Canada. Between 1973 and 1977 BTO sold more than seven million albums containing “Gimme Your Money Please”,”Blue Collar”,”Takin’ Care of Business”,”Roll […]

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Jethro Tull “Locomotive Breath”- Zurich dressing room 1989

Jethro Tull’s singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian Anderson ( left ) returns here In the Studio next week for the band’s big fiftieth anniversary, so this should prime the pump with another angle on all of that material. Here’s another of the rare “Dressing Room Tapes” performances in the backstage dressing room before a Zurich Switzerland […]

John Fogerty “Born on the Bayou” May 1997 rehearsal

One of the greatest honors I have had in over 45 years of rock radio was interviewing John Fogerty, then introducing him and his ace band to an adoring small private audience at band rehearsal May 1997 in Burbank, performing the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic which he wrote, “Born on the Bayou”. – Redbeard

The Fixx- Reach the Beach 35th anniversary- Cy Curnin, Adam Woods

“The backstage party at Woodstock had turned really mushy by then,” joked The Fixx lead singer/ songwriter Cy Curnin by way of chronicling the dawn of the Eighties musically.” You know, the backstage passes had been picked up (figuratively) laying around outside. ‘I finally got my backstage pass to Woodstock!’ And it’s six years later.” […]

Edgar Winter- Best- with the late Ronnie Montrose

This is an encore including Edgar Winter and also Edgar Winter Group lead guitarist Ronnie Montrose prior to his death in March 2012. Songs include “Tobacco Road”,”Keep Playing That Rock’n’Roll”,”Still Alive and Well” with big brother Johnny Winter and Rick Derringer; “Dying to Live”; “Easy Street” mfrom 1974’s Shock Treatment;  and three hits from They […]