Entries by Red Beard

Beatles- White Album 50th Anniversary pt1- Paul McCartney 11-19

Officially titled simply The Beatles  and released fifty years ago next month, that makes it the golden anniversary of the “White Album“, and Sir Paul McCartney joins me for the occasion here In the Studio  the weeks of November 19 and 26 for the two-part special which will also feature my exclusive interviews with the late […]

Jimi Hendrix- Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary pt 1- 11-5

We will explore Jimi Hendrix‘s third album, the double album opus Electric Ladyland,  on its 50th anniversary with a new expanded box set. My guests will be Hendrix biographer and executive producer John McDermott, Hendrix recording engineer Eddie Kramer, and we will present archive interviews of my conversation with the late Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch […]

Who- Love Reign O’er Me- Toronto 12-82

The Who had announced that their 1982 tour would be their final one, and at least one member of the band, Pete Townshend, really believed it to be true at the time, making this final stop of that tour in Toronto December 17, 1982  and this performance of “Love Reign O’er Me“, the finale from […]

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Win Engorged Whitesnake “Unzipped” 5 CD/DVD

Combining bollocks and ballads over a twenty year period, Whitesnake founder and lead singer David Coverdale exposes himself not unplugged but Unzipped  in a massive five CD/ DVD set from Rhino. The first disc covers recent Whitesnake studio albums Good to Be Bad  and Forevermore  and David Coverdale’s solo Into The Light. The big enchilada in […]

Cheap Trick Tokyo Budokan Released 10-8-78…But Not in US

October 8, 1978 when American perennial opening act Cheap Trick from Rockford Illinois, with three studio albums, critical press clippings, but no US radio play, returned to play the prestigious Tokyo Budokan and were greeted with screaming mobs of teen adulation and media saturation not seen in the usually reserved society since Beatlemania a dozen years earlier.

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Lindsey Buckingham- Solo Anthology Best- Redbeard Interview

Lindsey Buckingham made breathless headlines earlier this year by being fired from Fleetwood Mac, but us longtime watchers of that never-ending soap opera know well that for over a forty year period now, Buckingham’s role has resembled Al Pacino’s mafia Don Corleone character in Godfather 3 exclaiming, “Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in!” Buckingham has put the free time to great use by collecting the best of his solo albums into Solo Anthology- The Best of Lindsey Buckingham.

U2- Love Rescue Me- 1987

Maybe one of the reasons why U2‘s Rattle and Hum  film and soundtrack album did not receive quite the same critical worship that their preceding album The Joshua Tree  had is because all five U2 studio efforts to date had been conceived with the band’s uniquely Irish perspective. Rattle and Hum   saw the gauzy […]