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

,

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Journey- Infinity- Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Perry

And in band co-founder Gregg Rolie, "Journey already had a lead singer," Steve Perry emphasizes." I wasn't brought in to replace anyone."
,

Christmas Time Again with Lynyrd Skynyrd

If you think rock stars somehow have different wants, needs, and never bleed, then think again with this funny, heartwarming, and yes, even heartbreaking holiday visit with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Rick Medlocke, and…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

For In the Studio episode #25, the many myths surviving the Moody Blues' groundbreaking November 1967 second album Days of Future Passed  were variously confirmed, corrected, and embellished by my guests Justin Hayward and John Lodge here…

George Thorogood & the Destroyers- Move It on Over 40th Anniversary

I have interviewed literally hundreds of the greatest rock musicians , but George Thorogood is the only one who told me that he was planning to be a professional comedian , not a musician .

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Santana- Abraxas

In the Studio episode #24 on December 5, 1988 was with my guests Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, and Michael Shrive of the original Santana band for the remarkable story of only their second album, the monumental American essential effoert "Abraxas".

John Mellencamp- Uh Huh 35th Anniversary

" I think Uh Huh  is me finally figuring out what it is that I do," John Mellencamp sums up his first fully realized album here on its thirty-fifth anniversary. "Took me a long time, didn't it? Like, five albums or something," he chuckles.…

In The Studio 30 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon-Hi Infidelity

In a lot of ways, REO Speedwagon was much like the Midwest region from which they sprang at the University of Illinois at Champaign: solid unassuming hard-charging musical journeymen determined to make it...

Bryan Adams- Get Up !

If you lived in the US in late 2015/ Winter 2016, for whatever reason it is quite possible that you missed out on the fact that Bryan Adams released a strong album, Get Up!   Bryan was so happy to rekindle his famous songwriting partnership…
, ,

Redbeard Rocks Christmas! Spotify 2-Hour Playlist

A tip of Redbeard's Santa hat to Spotify this year, as about 85% of the extremely rare Christmas recordings by rockers that I have been obsessively collecting for almost five decades are now available to stream on my custom Spotify playlist!  …

Tom Waits- Blue Valentine 40th Anniversary

In 1978 my pick for album of the year was Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town,which no doubt topped many such lists that year.Second by a gnat's eyelash on my list,however,was Blue Valentine by Tom Waits,an album which I can cherish easily for another thirty years...(more)