Entries by Red Beard

Rolling Stones- Beggars Banquet 50th Anniversary- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman 12-10

“But what can a poor boy do, ‘cept to sing in a rock’n’roll band?” – Jagger/ Richards,“Street Fighting Man” Five decades later, comparing 1968’s headlines with today’s makes that rhetorical musical question uncannily good dinner conversation for my guests Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Bill Wyman here In the Studio on the fiftieth anniversary of […]

Aerosmith- Fever- Brussels 10-31-93

Aerosmith heart and soul Joe Perry gave us all another serious health scare this past weekend, collapsing in his dressing room backstage after guesting with Billy Joel at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The latest reports have the 68-year old Aerosmith fretmeister hospitalized for breathing congestion difficulties. Perry had a similar medical emergency in 2016 […]

Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

We saw the endearing, lovable Jim Kerr, guitarist Charlie Burchill, and Simple Minds over the weekend perform in Dallas/ Ft.Worth, and even before entering the auditorium proper we were alerted to the explosive sounds of “Big Music” from the .44 Magnum snare of their current dynamo drummer Cherisse Osei. Fabulous show, never better in their […]

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 […]

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 […]