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


Who-Live at Leeds 45th Anniversary-Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey

For the anniversary of one of rock's greatest live concert recordings ever, Live at Leeds , we have In the Studio this week The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, plus archive comments from the late John Entwistle. As surprising as it may…

Dire Straits- Brothers in Arms- Mark Knopfler

Possibly the worst conceivable time to approach a rock musician for any reason is immediately after coming off stage from performing for 90 minutes or more . They are physically and emotionally spent . So that's exactly the circumstances under which I first met Mark Knopfler , a good 10-12 months into the massive Dire Straits Brothers in Arms world tour of 1985-86 .

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…

Styx-A&M Albums 1975-1984-Tommy Shaw, James Young, Dennis DeYoung

For many years outside of the North American music business meccas of New York City, Nashville, and Los Angeles there was a bi-coastal bias against the bands who called the vast Midwest home."Flyover states" was the dismissive term, and the…

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…

Eric Clapton-Forever Man part 1

This exclusive interview with Eric Clapton covers a lot of ground simply because no matter what era or decade you pick since 1965, EC was there in a remarkably consistent, influential way: Yardbirds; John Mayall's Bluesbreakers;  Cream; Blind…

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…

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…

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,…