Entries by Red Beard

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 […]

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 […]

Heart- Dog and Butterfly 40th Anniversary- Nancy & Ann Wilson

Without sacrificing any of the hard rock cred that they had so tenaciously fought for, Seattle sisters Ann Wilson and kickin’ guitarist Nancy Wilson showed considerable growth and songwriting confidence forty years ago  ( 10/7 ) on Dog and Butterfly  containing “Straight On,”Cook With Fire“, and the ambitious “Mistral Wind“. It’s ladies choice here from […]

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Bryan Adams 10-3-88

After a whirlwind Seattle Saturday in September 1988 with a noon interview session with Heart’s Ann Wilson, followed by hamburgers on Mercer Island with Steve Miller for dinner, now I was witness to a spectacular Pacific sunset as I barreled up the scenic coast into British Columbia Canada for a rendezvous in Vancouver with Bryan […]