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

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…

Blues Brothers John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd- June 1979

I would wager that imitators of the Blues Brothers, blues harp-blowing Elwood Blues and his singing hand-standing brother Joliet Jake, are second in number only to Elvis impersonators ever since Briefcase Full of Blues   topped the US sales…

Todd Rundgren: From "Runt" to "Global"

Normally we start out each edition of In The Studio with a musical collage made up of the most popular musical highlights from a band or musician's career, but in Todd Rundgren's instance the high points from merely one of his solo albums, Something/…

Lou Reed Rock Hall of Fame Induction

Lou Reed was one of the most formative interviews in my career precisely because his brutal honesty made it so challenging. I could not help but notice that, in his role as host/inteviewer on the cable television series Spectacle, Elvis Costello…

Guess Who-Best-Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman

If you lived within five hundred miles of Chicago, Detroit, or Toronto between 1968 and 1972, seemingly there wasn't a day when the Winnepeg band The Guess Who didn't have a hit song on the radio:"These Eyes","Laughing","Undun","No Time","No…

Heavy Metal History pt 2-Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield,Kirk Hammett

The godfathers of hard rock Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Klaus Meine from Scorpions, David Coverdale from Deep Purple and Whitesnake, and Queensryche co-founders Geoff Tate and Chris Degarmo rip through some seminal…

History of Heavy Metal pt 1

My guests are the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple's Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose…

Robin Trower- Bridge of Sighs

Apparently Robin Trower's Bridge of Sighs album released in 1974 t is held in high esteem by more than just me. If you really were paying attention prior to 1974, you might have noticed Robin Trower's muscular, bluesy guitar on English art rocker…

Simple Minds-Best of the '80s- Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr,March 1991- My Dallas/Ft.Worth radio station Q-102 promoted and hosted countless popular film premieres in the '80s and '90s which gave thousands of listeners the opportunity to see major motion pictures first and for free. I remember 25 years ago attending the one for the Brat Pack movie The Breakfast Club by the late John Hughes , which I so thoroughly enjoyed that I remained in the darkened theater at the film's conclusion in order to read the closing credits . I distinctly remember a great song playing as the credits rolled , and I remained to the very end to see the title "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds listed .

Eric Johnson- Ah Via Musicom

Phenomenally gifted guitarist Eric Johnson's career arc resembles not so much a rainbow but rather an EKG. He played lead guitar in the Austin blink-and-you-miss'em band The Electromagnets, then spent the first half of the Eighties packing five…