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

Chicago II-Robert Lamm-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

"Who are these guys?" was still the admiring rhetorical question floating about the music world when Chicago II   came out only a year after the other "Chicago Seven" had stunned the rock world in 1969 with the most popular double album debut…

Guns'N'Roses- Slash

Guns'n'Roses Appetite for Destruction is now the top-selling debut album in history at over 18 million copies in just the U.S.

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…

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…

Neil Young & Crazy Horse- Ragged Glory

Neil Young frankly addresses multiple topics head on, such as censorship and corporate compromise of rock, and is uncannily prescient with his prediction that the "green" environmental movement would re-emerge after the Earth Day false start twenty years earlier. Hear a delightfully candid Neil Young with the voices of Crazy Horse-men Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, & Frank Sampedro from "The Days That Used to Be". - Redbeard
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Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here-Roger Waters,David Gilmour,Nick Mason

Roger Waters has a completely different recollection than the other three of the 1975 recording sessions for Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here...