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

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…

Joe Bonamassa-Best So Far

Just in case you have not been  paying attention since the beginning of the twenty-first century- like maybe on an interplanetary mission to Mars and back- let's catch you up on the dizzying career of American guitarist/ singer/ songwriter…

YES-Talk- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin March 1994

Before their 1994 album Talk   was even released, YES co-founder/ singer Jon Anderson and band sparkplug Trevor Rabin came to my Q102 afternoon radio show in Dallas/ Ft.Worth to hand-deliver  and talk about it. The album underwent a two-year…

Sting- The Last Ship, pt 1

Here In the Studio  we were both honored and thrilled in Fall 2013  to be able to share Sting hosting a very personal discussion of his family history, centered in the shipyard of the Northern England seaport city of Walls End/ Newcastle,…

Sting-The Last Ship-part 2

When sitting down with Sting's first new music in a decade The Last Ship,  either on his  album or in the stage musical which saw a limited run on Broadway in 2014, one must check your assumptions at the door. " It was never my intention to…

Moody Blues-Timeless Flight pt 2-Justin Hayward, John Lodge

We pick up in part two of the Timeless Flight   box set with selections from the worldwide #1 album Seventh Sojourn;  then the tasty Justin Hayward/ John Lodge album Blue Jays;  Justin Hayward's sublime "Forever Autumn" from Jeff Wayne's…

Collective Soul-Collective Soul 20th Anniversary-Ed Roland

The story of Collective Soul emerged a little more than twenty years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter Ed Roland's parent's basement. It is not the first time that a song demo such as "Shine" was recorded at home by an…

Melissa Etheridge-Yes I Am

"I got a $1000 car and headed west", says Melissa Etheridge, revealing her first step like a real-life Dorothy leaving Leavenworth Kansas and landing in Oz, which in Melissa's case was the top of the charts with her fourth album, 1993's Yes…

Bachman Turner Overdrive- Randy Bachman

It is the original Guess Who songwriter/guitarist Randy Bachman's re-entry into the charts with his collaboration with C.F."Fred" Turner, warm-blooded draft horse rock from the Great White North of Canada. Between 1973 and 1977 BTO sold more…