Entries by Red Beard

Heavy Metal History pt 2-Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield,Kirk Hammett

The godfathers of hard rock Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Klaus Meine from Scorpions, David Coverdale from Deep Purple and Whitesnake, and Queensryche co-founders Geoff Tate and Chris Degarmo rip through some seminal hard rock including the late Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath on “Neon Knights“, “Queen of the Ryche”,”Rock […]

History of Heavy Metal pt 1

My guests are the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose & his discovery Sammy Hagar; Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush. Hour one […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential pt 1-Gary Rossington, Ed King

One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity to this day. My guests guitarists Gary Rossington and Ed King, the late guitarist Allen Collins, keyboard player Billy Powell, bass player Leon Wilkeson, original drummer Bob Burns, and singer/ lyricist Ronnie Van Zant were the real deal. […]

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Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti 40th pt 2- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page

“Traveling the world was now a constant thing…The whole thing was becoming a creative process”, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page said recently at a press conference marking the fortieth anniversary deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti . By the time of composing for this, their sixth studio album, Led Zeppelin’s international success was taking their tours to […]

R.E.M.- What’s the Frequency Kenneth- Milton Keynes UK 7-95

“We were touring for the first time in five years. We wanted something arena and festival ready”, says R.E.M. lead singer and lyricist Michael Stipe in Newsweek about the overall sound of the Fall 1994 release Monster. The proof of the pudding was served up in a spectacular way the following July when R.E.M. headlined […]

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young- Deja Vu- David, Stephen, Graham, Neil

As you hear during the In The Studio  Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young interview  marking the 46th anniversary of Déjà Vu ,  rock myth collides head-on with fact regarding Neil Young‘s initial integration into Crosby, Stills, and Nash.  Young was two years and two albums into a budding solo career  after leaving  Buffalo Springfield when  former bandmate […]

Eric Johnson- Ah Via Musicom

Phenomenally gifted guitarist Eric Johnson‘s career arc resembles not so much a rainbow but rather an EKG. He played lead guitar in the Austin blink-and-you-miss’em band The Electromagnets, then spent the first half of the Eighties packing five hundred to three thousand seaters with stunned musicians ( including Jeff Skunk Baxter & Steve Morse ) […]