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

Joe Cocker- Mad Dogs & Englishmen-the late Joe Cocker,Leon Russell

Here is the first-person accounts of a remarkable multi-media event, the Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen  US tour, concert film, and soundtrack double album. The backstory is classic lemons-to-lemonade: hot off of his Woodstock Festival…

Traffic- John Barleycorn Must Die-Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Contrary to what their publicists would have you believe, bands rarely break up over"musical differences". Of course the band members must share enough musical common ground to establish and sustain a creative dialogue, but equally importantly…

Creedence Clearwater Revival-Cosmo's Factory-John Fogerty

This week in 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival's veritable hits package Cosmo's Factory  would start a nine week run at #1 ! With his highly-anticipated autobiography Fortunate Son, Hall of Fame American music legend John Fogerty returned…

Pete Townshend- Best of Pete Townshend

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Tears for Fears-Songs from the Big Chair #1 Album

Recording an album that a million people purchase is no mean feat , but doing so is not always a benchmark of musical quality . Celebrity ( and notoriety ) , timing, even technology such as the viral internet video , can propel the likes of Milli Vanilli , Billy Ray Cyrus , Vanilla Ice , and Ashlee Simpson past the million sales mark , only to be relegated to trivia contests at best , punch-lines to jokes at the worst . However , to get ten million or more people to buy your album is in no way trivial or a joke ...(more)

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

Go ahead and pick any period in the last almost fifty years of rock music and Todd Rundgren has been there, and in multiple roles too, as a solo artist, the bandleader of one of America's finest foursomes, Utopia, and as a record producer of…

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 pt2- 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…