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Bryan Adams-Waking Up the Neighbours

…(cont) when you actually write out the fact that Bryan Adams sold 16,000,000 copies worldwide of Waking Up the Neighbours twenty years ago , it starts to take up some real estate on the page . In this week’s classic rock interview , Bryan explains how one song in particular ,”Everything I Do, I Do It for You” , appearing under the closing credits at the very end of the Kevin Costner film Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves , put this album in front of people in places where his music had never penetrated . -Redbeard

Sonny Landreth- Back to Bayou Teche- Dallas 1995

Andy Timmons, one of America’s finest guitarists, reminded me recently of when Louisiana slide guitarist & singer Sonny Landreth brought his guitar & a little tweed amp about the size of a small suitcase into the Mexican restaurant where I was broadcasting my weekly Friday afternoon Q102 radio show back in 1995 . Sonny proceeded […]

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Steve Miller

This month’s featured classic rock interview is with Steve Miller

Steve Miller: Well, at this point, I’ve always loved to play music, and from the time I was five years old to now it’s always been exciting to me to play. And to entertain people and to have a band and I was just yesterday afternoon I was thinking about oooh, it won’t be long now just another few weeks and we’ll be back out on the road and I’ll be all excited and I’ll be walking from the bus to the stage and to play my music. And for me, it’s been the blessing of my life…(more)

Davey Knowles Back Door Slam

A full two years prior to it being released as the title song to Back Door Slam’s second album, Davey Knowles & company performed this live acoustic version of Comin’ Up for Air on my Dallas radio show in September 2007 – when the three bandmembers from the Isle of Man were only 18 years old ! -Redbeard

Tom Waits- Blue Valentine 1978

In 1978 my pick for album of the year was Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town,which no doubt topped many such lists that year.Second by a gnat’s eyelash on my list,however,was Blue Valentine by Tom Waits,an album which I can cherish easily for another thirty years…(more)

Steve Miller- Early Best + Bingo!

I had said in the liner notes where I was talking about one of the songs and I just said ,’ it reminds me of ya know Brave New World and Sailor when I was working on my guitar parts ‘. And what I did then and what I did on this record. So, it is similar, I think and it’s been a very fun project to get excited about playing lead guitar on a record…(To read the entire 1-hour interview,click the link below)

Gary Hoey-Hocus Pocus/ Stranglehold- Dallas 10-93

Guitarslinger Gary Hoey showed up at my Friday remote broadcast on Dallas/Ft.Worth radio Q102 in October 1993, and he brought his guitar and effects rack to play live. Gary played a medley of the Dutch band Focus hit from twenty years earlier,“Hocus Pocus” ( minus the yodeling ), along with a six string salute to […]

James Taylor “Carolina in My Mind” Dallas 3-92

Congratulations to Kennedy Center Honors recipient  James Taylor! The news that he was coming to perform live on my Dallas/Ft.Worth Q102 radio show vibrated through our staff like a tuning fork. For me, James Taylor’s music was the soundtrack of my life, the music that ushered me from a teen into manhood with honesty, gentility, […]