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

Sting-The Last Ship Sails to Broadway Sunday

At In the Studio we present Sting hosting a fascinating look into both his  family history, retold as fable, as well as his bold Broadway musical opening Sunday, The Last Ship , his first new music in a decade. As Sting explains in part one, the bestselling 2005 memoir Broken Music and the...
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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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Dave Matthews Band-Under the Table & Dreaming 20th Anniversary-Dave Matthews

After meeting and interviewing Dave Matthews during the 1996 Horde Festival tour just as their second studio album, Crash, was being released, none of the subsequent successes of the Dave Matthews Band since then has surprised me. Sure, the fun-loving good time swing in their first big hit “What Would You Say”, with...
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Metallica-Load-James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

“He nicknamed me ‘Dr. No’ “, chuckles Metallica lead singer/ songwriter James Hetfield regarding his early recording collaboration with producer Bob Rock.” Every suggestion he made I’d say no. Over time we learned to think about his suggestions…” “And then say ‘No’ , ” interjects Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett with a deadpan...
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Pat Benatar-In the Heat of the Night 35th Anniversary

Thirty-five years ago this week a remarkable story quietly began to unfold with the unheralded release of In the Heat of the Night, Pat Benatar‘s debut. Few people today realize that she was the top-selling female rock artist of the ’80s, and fewer still know Benatar’s real story of how she did it....
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Gary Wright-The Dream Weaver

When it comes to technical innovation in the history of recorded music, certain names top any serious list: Thomas Edison (invented the recorder and phonograph 1878 ); Leo Fender (electric guitar ); Les Paul ( multi-track recording ); Ray Dolby (noise reduction ); Robert Moog (the synthesizer ). But as Beatles producer George...
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J Geils Band- Bloodshot-Nightmares- Peter Wolf

With the 40th anniversary of Nightmares… album by the J Geils Band, it is only fitting that we throw down a house party of sound comprised of  their back-to-back two most popular studio albums of the ’70s. Music writers loved this Boston-based jump blues band for several reasons, not least of which was...
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Blind Faith 45th Anniversary- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Two titans of rock’s last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding  the brief  Blind Faith  on it’s 45th anniversary. Until recently the two friends chose not to talk much about the short-lived Blind Faith experience. Maybe it was the fact that the...
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Supertramp-Crime of the Century pt 1-Roger Hodgson

A lot of the popular music we revisit from our youth, while nostalgic, has the dated charm and limitations of an old black and white snapshot taken by a Brownie Instamatic camera . A smaller percentage of classic rock albums have aged surprisingly well, reflecting musical styles and lyrical themes that we still...
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Peter Frampton-Best

Everybody knows that young Englishman Peter Frampton revolutionized the recording industry in early 1976 with his live double set  Frampton Comes Alive. But where did those now-iconic songs like “Show Me the Way”, “Lines on My Face”, “Baby I Love Your Way”, “All I Want to Be (Is By Your Side)”, and “Do...
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