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Alice Cooper

…(cont)after recording two unsuccessful albums -Pretties for You and Easy Action- on Frank Zappa’s Straight Records label,Alice Cooper headed for Furnier’s birthplace of Detroit in hopes of better luck.Inking a deal with Warner Brothers,they actually released two albums in1971 ,Love It to Death and Killer , with both albums becoming instant successes .On the brink of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Alice Cooper tells us how it all happened In The Studio.-Redbeard

Jeff Healey 1966-2008

…(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey has included the qualifier “blind guitarist” , as if Healey’s mind-blowing facility and unique technique on the instrument,his more-than-competent rich vocals,his uncanny choice of material,and Jeff’s wicked ultra-dry sense of humor were less defining of the man than his inability to read the drive-through menu at Taco Bell…(more)

Melissa Etheridge

I can honestly say that , in over twenty-two years of the In The Studio program series , no conversation has been more important than this one with breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge…(more)

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Carlos Santana

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award record-holder Carlos Santana is skeptical of the NFL’s observance of “Hispanic Heritage Month” .

Redbeard: What role do you think the first two Santana albums played in our American culture in the last half of the twentieth century as far as diversity ?

Carlos Santana : Thank you for asking that question. The first Santana was “Richie Valens” . The first Santana was “Jose Feliciano”. When Selena went to the roof of her house and they said, “Hey Selena, what are you doing up there?”, and she said , “I carry the dreams and aspirations of my people. I represent all those people who pick up the grapes, who clean toilets, who change sheets, who baby sit, who garden. I represent all of those people, not just Mexicans, but everyone from Filipinos to everyone who doesn’t have a voice here in the United States.”…(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 on My Mind” Dallas 8-93

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, […]

Graham Parker-You Can’t Be Too Strong-Dallas 10-88

Regardless of where you now stand on the issue of legalized abortion, I think we all would agree that this touching, tender, yet honest song from Graham Parker‘s 1979 masterpiece Squeezing Out Sparks (#331 on Rolling Stone‘s Top 500 Albums of All Time) took great empathy for Parker to write, and great courage to release. […]