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

Chicago Transit Authority- Robert Lamm-PT 2

If you have a surround sound multi-channel set up for movies and music,  seek out the first Chicago double album Chicago Transit Authority   from eclectic reissue label Rhino, in four channel quadraphonic sound on DVD-Audio. It is ear-grabbing…

Chicago Transit Authority- Robert Lamm pt 1

Happy birthday to a real rock prince of a guy, Robert Lamm of Chicago ( 13th ).

Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees 40th Anniversary

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…

Judas Priest-Best-Rob Halford

All of the members of Judas Priest grew up in or around the northern industrial English city of Birmingham amidst coal mines,steel factories,iron ore smelters,and the mountainous piles of waste ,or"slag", an inevitable by-product from such heavy industry(the most notorious "slag heap"in rock is the album cover photo on The Who's Who's Next)...(more)

Kansas- Wayward Songs & Dust Busters- Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh, Phil Ehart, Rich Williams, Robbie Steinhardt

The Topeka-based progressive rock band Kansas sold about twelve million albums just off of back-to-back blockbusters Left Overture  in 1976 and Point of Know Return  barely eighteen months later, but there is a lot of quality before "Carry…

Billy Squier Biggest"Don't Say No" Has Sad John Lennon Memory

For the 30th anniversary of Billy Squier's 1981 second solo album , Don't Say No , which sold over three million copies because of songs "In the Dark" , "My Kinda Lover" , "Lonely Is the Night" , & the big hit " The Stroke" .

John Mellencamp- Scarecrow

John Mellencamp's 1985 Scarecrow  album released in Autumn 1985 was loaded with hits, including "Small Town","Lonely Ol' Night", and "R.O.C.K. in the USA".  His list of Top 20 hit songs is extensive enough to require the double-disc Words…

Three Dog Night- Danny Hutton,the late Cory Wells

Between their 1968 debut album and the mid-Seventies, it was virtually impossible to turn on an American radio without hearing Los Angeles-based legendary hitmakers Three Dog Night and one of their twenty-one hit singles...

INXS- Listen Like Thieves - Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

For the story of INXS' breakthrough album Listen Like Thieves  in 1985 ( Billboard sales peak at #11), the band's keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss and sax man Kirk Pengilly tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most…

Queensryche- Empire

Watching the February 1992 internationally-televised Grammy Awards, there was Queensryche performing the most unlikely Top Ten Billboard hit and Grammy-nominated Rock Song of the Year "Silent Lucidity", live with a symphony orchestra conducted…