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Aretha Franklin: a Fond Memoir

The tributes and testaments started even before official word was issued that Aretha Franklin had passed away. Knowing that I have interviewed so many of the greatest musicians of the last half century, more than one news outlet  contacted…
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In the Studio#8 8-15-88: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes

Thirty years ago this week for In the Studio  episode #8 focusing on the soap opera behind Damn the Torpedoes , the breakthrough third album from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers,  the Gainseville Gator revealed the personal battles he and…
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Billy Joel- Billy the Kid- UConn 12-76

There are moments in time when a photographer's lens or a tape recorder's microphones capture that magical moment just before history is made, and that's what we have here: Billy Joel and his live band, even then aces all, poised on the launching…
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Huey Lewis and the News- Sports 35th Anniversary

There's good "news" and bad "news" as we approach the thirty-fifth anniversary of  Sports,  the estimated 10,000,000 seller from Huey Lewis and the News released at the end of Summer 1983. First, the bad news: the band had to cancel all of…
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Al Stewart- Time Passages 40th Anniversary

Following the international hit "Year of the Cat" in 1976 with “Time Passages” and “Song on the Radio” two years later, Al Stewart became an unlikely mainstream hitmaker...
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Win Chicago II Live on Soundstage

You can't go wrong when combining two of America's most acclaimed musical icons: everybody's favorite timeless classic, the songs from Chicago II,  with the award-winning live televised music series that set the standard, Soundstage . Register…

In the Studio 1988-2018: Thirty Years of the Greatest Rock Stories Ever Told

Enter the name of any band, musician, album title, music style, year, or place in the search box in the upper right portion of the homepage, & then click to find thirty years of Redbeard's exclusive interviews and live recordings!