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Collective Soul 25th Anniversary- Ed Roland

The story of Collective Soul emerged a little more than twenty-five years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter Ed Roland‘s parent’s basement. It is not the first time that a song demo such as “Shine” was recorded at home by an aspiring songwriter, only to escape and then find itself in search of […]

“Melissa Etheridge” 30th, “Yes I Am” 25th Anniversaries

We all know how powerful first impressions are. So regardless of the thirty years that it has been since we first met for a live Q102 Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio interview on the occasion of the release of her debut Melissa Etheridge  in May 1988, the image of the diminutive singer standing across from me in […]

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 […]

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 […]