Entries by Red Beard

Tom Cochrane-Life is a Highway- Dallas 9-92

The delightfully effervescent Tom Cochrane stripping down to the fundamentals & doing his best Bobby Zimmerman on “Life is a Highway” during one of his several appearances on my Friday afternoon Q102 radio show over the years. – Redbeard  

John Mellencamp-Small Town- 10-1-91 Dallas

When John Mellencamp performed a live acoustic version of “Small Town” on my Dallas radio show in October 1991, he had already become ambivalent about the effect that the 1985 ginormous hit was having on his career long-term. Mellencamp told me that day that he felt that too many people who discovered him through that […]

Blues Brothers John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd- June 1979

I would wager that imitators of the Blues Brothers, blues harp-blowing Elwood Blues and his singing hand-standing brother Joliet Jake, are second in number only to Elvis impersonators ever since Briefcase Full of Blues   topped the US sales chart in 1978, selling over two million copies. And like Presley impersonators, there have been so […]

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Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic 40th Anniversary-Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer

We dust off Toys in the Attic, the breakthrough third album for Aerosmith in  Spring 1975. Toys in the Attic was the foothold  to climbing the sales charts on their way to becoming America’s most popular and influential hard rock band. Containing perennial favorites “Walk This Way”,”Sweet Emotion”, the first anti-child abuse song “Uncle Salty”, […]

Todd Rundgren: From “Runt” to “Global”

Normally we start out each edition of In The Studio with a musical collage made up of the most popular musical highlights from a band or musician’s career, but in Todd Rundgren‘s instance the high points from merely one of his solo albums, Something/ Anything, would run three minutes long. So now that Rundgren has […]

Arcangels-Living in a Dream-Austin

One of the nicest musical surprises of 1992 had to be the Arcangels album, which paired dual singer/songwriter/guitarist frontmen Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II with  Hall of Fame inductees Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble rhythm section. Since that album debut there have been several one-off reunion shows, and even […]

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Eric Clapton-Forever Man pt 2

This portion of my in-depth interview with Eric Clapton is  gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, yet ultimately life affirming. It finds the acclaimed musician successfully in recovery after more than twenty years of substance abuse, experiencing a spiritual rebirth that can only be described as miraculous; his musical career at an all time high; and then the most […]

Bad Company- Shooting Star- Dallas/Ft.Worth 7-10-13

Bad Company really impressed on their Summer 2013 40th Anniversary Tour, and here is irrefutable evidence, as this live performance of “Shooting Star” came straight off the concert mixing console the night of July 10 in Dallas/ Ft.Worth (Grand Prairie) Texas! – Redbeard  

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble pt 1

Far be it for me to attempt to explain how we here in Texas felt about Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – their world-wide success; his redemption from profound life-threatening drug and alcohol addiction; then his devastating loss at age 35 in a helicopter crash just after midnight August 27, 1990. For that insight […]