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

Peter Frampton- Best of the Rest

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…

Kinks- Low Budget- Sir Ray Davies

Sir Ray Davies talks about The Kinks' 1979 best-selling album "Low Budget".

Cult-Love-Electric-Sonic Temple-Billy Duffy 9-'87

By the time The Cult's  Sonic Temple  came out twenty-five years ago, I would have bet my last dollar that this British hard-rocking four piece led by trippy full-throated singer Ian Astbury and ripping guitarist Billy Duffy was going to be…

Ann Wilson- Hope and Glory 2007

On Ann Wilson's birthday, here is a present from her : a highly personal solo album of carefully chosen covers, Hope and Glory,  at a time when US wars were raging in two separate countries with no end in sight. And the "A" guest list of performers…

John Waite-Best-No Brakes Best Of

When you aggregate the many high points from the recorded body of work of John Waite over the last four decades of popular music, his well-known world class singing voice is readily on display, but what emerges is a dedicated, well-read, mature…
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Patti Scialfa-Rumble Doll 7-93

Rare revealing interview with Patti Scialfa, plus three terrific live performances In the Studio.

Triumph- Just a Game pt1- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Not unlike Rush and Heart who preceded them, Triumph's Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine couldn't get arrested outside their native Toronto while waiting for a U.S. record label to swoop down like some great speckled bird and sign them.…

Aerosmith- Get Your Wings- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford

AllMusic.com's  Stephen Thomas Erlwine is so right when he opines, "This is when Aerosmith became Aerosmith." After a promising but raw first album, Get Your Wings in Spring 1974 soared with more memorable Steven Tyler/ Joe Perry songs fully…

Bonnie Raitt- Nick of Time

Happy birthday Bonnie Raitt Wednesday ( 8th ).

Little Feat-Best pt 2- Bill Payne, Paul Barrere

In heading up possibly their best studio album Time Loves a Hero   in 1977, Little Feat's Bill Payne and Paul Barrere saved their beloved band from dysfunction but, by default, effectively edged out band founder Lowell George, in spite of being…