These are the interviews from the most recent editions of the weekly national radio broadcast of In The Studio .

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Hall of Fame In Step with Texas Pride & Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

For the conclusion of our "Best Of" celebrating the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, we have assembled honorees Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton along with friends Eric Clapton, blues master…
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Rock Hall of Fame 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…
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Bad Company-Straight Shooter 40th Anniversary-Paul Rodgers,Mick Ralphs,Simon Kirke

The year 1974 must have seemed quite a whirlwind for Brit blues-rockers Bad Company. As former members of Free, singer/ songwriter Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, along with guitarist/ songwriter Mick Ralphs ex-Mott the Hoople, and bass…

Billy Joel-Glass Houses

Billy Joel took a big risk in March 1980 by following blockbusters The Stranger  and 52nd Street with the surprisingly stripped down garage rock arrangements of Glass Houses. But lest you get the wrong idea, it was the approach that was lean,…

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

Thirty-five years ago we were not even ninety days into a new 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…
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-Essential pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

( Find part one here ) Even as the band traveled abroad to London for the first time on the infamous 1975 "Torture Tour", Lynyrd Skynyrd  guitarist Gary Rossington explains in this week's classic rock interview that lead singer/ lyricist Ronnie…
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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,…
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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…
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Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti 40th Anniversary pt1- Jimmy Page

In the delightful 2008 electric guitar documentary film It Might Get Loud starring Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page along with The Edge from U2 and Jack White, we finally get a glimpse inside the English country manor house known as Headley Grange, …
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Crosby Stills Nash Young- Deja Vu- David, Stephen, Graham, Neil

As you hear during the In The Studio interview  marking the 46th anniversary of Déjà Vu , rock myth collides head-on with fact regarding Neil Young's initial integration into Crosby, Stills, & Nash.  Young was two years and two albums…