Entries by Red Beard

Genesis- R-Kive pt 2- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

We were not even ninety days into the new Eighties decade when Genesis, now a trio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, released their Duke  album. Though the veteran progressive rockers’ tenth (!) studio album, it contained their first Top 15 US hits, “Misunderstanding” and “Turn It On Again” which took them to […]

Guess Who-Best-Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman

If you lived within five hundred miles of Chicago, Detroit, or Toronto between 1968 and 1972, seemingly there wasn’t a day when the Winnepeg band The Guess Who didn’t have a hit song on the radio:“These Eyes”,”Laughing”,”Undun”,”No Time”,”No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature”,”American Woman”, all written by terrific singer/pianist Burton Cummings and guitarist Randy Bachman. Even […]

Billy Joel-You May Be Right-with Elton John 7-94 Giants Stadium

It was just the stuff of fantasy, until suddenly there they were, “Face 2 Face” on one stage: Billy Joel, the honorary mayor without term limits of New York City, sharing the Meadowlands stage with the incomparable Elton John! Billy gives us the skinny (tie) on that song along with the #1-selling Grammy Album of […]

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 […]