In The Studio Archives: Medium Rare

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Rare musician interviews by Redbeard not part of the weekly radio series .

Damn Yankees 25th Annivesary-Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Ted Nugent, Michael Cartellone

The Nineties’ first supergroup actually lived up to the hype: containing Styx singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw, Night Ranger‘s singer/songwriter Jack Blades, drummer Michael Cartellone, and whackmaster Ted Nugent, the Damn Yankees debut twenty-five years ago sold a whopping two million copies of melodic rockers “Coming of Age”,”Runaway”,”Come Again”, and the soaring #3 hit single...
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Queensryche-Sign of the Times Best-Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo

Back in the glory years when members of Queensryche spent more time in a backstage dressing room together rather than a court room, lots of smart, challenging, powerful, yet melodic music was made for over almost three decades. Singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will continue his career known as Operation:Mindcrime, but here In the Studio...
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Boz Scaggs-Best Of

More accurately this Boz Scaggs interview falls under “Ultra Rare, as the Dallas Texas native, long residing in the San Francisco Bay area, has led one of the more private lives in contemporary music. Part one  details his journey out of Texas as a sideman with Dallas schoolmate  Steve Miller in Chicago, then...
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Joe Cocker Passes at 70-The Redbeard Interview

Dear sweet soft-spoken Joe Cocker has passed away after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Joe was 70. A magnificent singer who remained modest after a 40+ year career, inexplicably Joe Cocker has never been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Joe Cocker occupied a unique role in rock’n’roll. He...
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Pink Floyd-The Endless River-The Redbeard Interview-David Gilmour,Nick Mason

Brand new interviews aboard Pink Floyd‘s floating studio on the Thames River with David Gilmour and Nick Mason regarding the surprise album of the 21st century, Pink Floyd’s The Endless River. This is a fascinating back story of a “final ” musical statement, 1994’s The Division Bell, which was never intended to be...
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Faces “Best Of” w/ Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan-pt 3

We have just received word of the passing of Small Faces/ The Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan at age 69, reportedly from a stroke. Ian has been living for some time in Austin,and was much beloved on both sides of the Atlantic. He joined me with Rolling Stone/ Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood to discuss...
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Kinks-Ultimate Collection-Ray Davies

My dear friend of over 30 years, Patrick , an Inspector with the London Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) as well as a guitarist and keen music fan , writes ," I just finished the newly-published book on the Kinks by author Nick Hasted (You Really Got Me:the Story of The Kinks). Seems like...
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Cream Singer/ Songwriter Jack Bruce Remembered

One of the great rock voices of all time, Jack Bruce, has died at age 71. Jack Bruce was highly significant in one of rock history’s most important bands as the main vocalist, lyrical  bass player, and main songwriter in the London-based power trio Cream along with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. In...
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The Band-The Band 45th Anniversary-Robbie Robertson

When The Call's main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life's course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin...
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