Enjoy these ultra-rare exclusive live performances from Redbeard’s Dallas/Ft.Worth and Memphis afternoon radio shows between 1978-1998 ; live In The Studio performances from 1988-present ; and actual concert broadcasts produced by Redbeard .

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John Mellencamp- Pink Houses- Dallas 10-91

Here is John Mellencamp's live acoustic performance of  "Pink Houses" on my Dallas/ Ft.Worth Q102 radio show 10-1-91 with Mike Wanchic on acoustic guitar & harmonies and the great Kenny Aronoff on tambourine. It came out so good that John…

Steve Earle- Days Aren't Long Enough

"Days Aren't Long Enough" originally found on Americana mainstay Steve Earle's 2007 Washington Square Serenade   is the 21st century replacement for "Auld Lang Syne", performed live In the Studio in Dallas in 2007 by the former Guitar Town. …

Steve Marriott & Humble Pie-Tin Soldier- L.A. 1981

"There was only ONE of those voices," Peter Frampton reminded me emphatically one time. Here the late Steve Marriott displays one of the reasons he was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the lead singer of the Small…

R.E.M.-These Days- Utrecht Holland 9-14-87

One of the most bootlegged bands in the world, R.E.M.  packaged the September 1987 Utrecht Holland full concert as a bonus disc on the  Document    anniversary deluxe edition, the predecessor for Green   a year later. Listen loudly to prepare…

Cheap Trick- Come On, Come On/ Stiff Competition- Passaic NJ 12-8-78

Forty years ago this week, Cheap Trick was poised on the brink, but depending on what continent you were referencing, it could have been the brink of  Beatlemania-type mass popularity ( as in Japan that Summer 1978 ), or the brink of disaster…

Rolling Stones- Jumping Jack Flash- Vancouver 12-18-94

"Jumping Jack Flash" was the song the Rolling Stones played at closing time of the Voodoo Lounge   on the last night of the North American tour December 18, 1994 in Vancouver, and this recording of it comes from the In the Studio  archives.…

R.E.M.- Turn You Inside Out- 1989

R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry just slams the snot out of the drums on this 1989 performance of Green's "Turn You Inside Out", appearing on the band's TourFilm   the following year. Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills join me here In the Studio…

Aerosmith- Fever- Brussels 10-31-93

Aerosmith heart and soul Joe Perry gave us all another serious health scare this past weekend, collapsing in his dressing room backstage after guesting with Billy Joel at New York's Madison Square Garden. The latest reports have the 68-year…

Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

We saw the endearing, lovable Jim Kerr, guitarist Charlie Burchill, and Simple Minds over the weekend perform in Dallas/ Ft.Worth, and even before entering the auditorium proper we were alerted to the explosive sounds of "Big Music" from the…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Woman of Mine- Memphis 10-30-73

"Woman of Mine" by Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of only two Leon Wilkeson collaborations with lyricist/ singer Ronnie Van Zant, but had it not been performed live in Ardent Studio in Memphis on October 30, 1973 during a promotional broadcast on Memphis radio station WMC-FM, there is a real high probability that we would never have known of its existence...

Queen- Now I'm Here- London Hammersmith Odeon 12-75

Anticipation is exceedingly high for the long-awaited Queen/ Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, premiering Wednesday ( 24th ) in the UK and 11/2 in North America.

Who- Love Reign O'er Me- Toronto 12-82

The Who had announced that their 1982 tour would be their final one, and at least one member of the band, Pete Townshend, really believed it to be true at the time, making this final stop of that tour in Toronto December 17, 1982  and this…

U2- Love Rescue Me- 1987

Maybe one of the reasons why U2's Rattle and Hum  film and soundtrack album did not receive quite the same critical worship that their preceding album The Joshua Tree  had is because all five U2 studio efforts to date had been conceived with…

The Who- 5:15- Toronto 12-17-82

In the legendary rock saga by The Who Quadrophenia  , the "5:15" is the train so designated which the protagonist, Jimmy, rides while stoned "Out of my brain on the train...". In this live concert performance in 1982, the Who thunders through…

Lindsey Buckingham- Never Going Back Again- Dallas '92

An In the Studio exclusive, Lindsey Buckingham performing "Never Going Back Again" !