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 .

Allman Brothers Band- Seven Turns- Los Angeles 6-11-92

The unplugged trend in rock bands reinterpreting their most famous songs in an acoustic arrangement was in full bloom when the Allman Brothers Band, always one of the largest ( and best ) working bands America ever produced, agreed to the stripped…

Foreigner- White Lie- Dallas 2-95

With Foreigner founder Mick Jones on acoustic guitar and backing vocal, Bruce Turgon on acoustic bass, and former lead singer/lyricist Lou Gramm live unplugged February 6, 1995 in Dallas Texas performing "White Lie". -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio…

ZZ Top- Rough Boy- London with Jeff Beck

There has been a flurry of news coming from the Texas twisted world of ZZ Top in the last week and it's all good. First, bass player/ singer Dusty Hill has recuperated sufficiently from a nasty backstage fall in the Spring to rejoin the band…

Little Feat- Dixie Chicken medley- Dallas 1988

In producer Glyn Johns wonderfully behind-the-scenes memoir Sound Man he tells how he suggested to the Rolling Stones during preliminary sessions for Back and Blue that they all go to see Americans Little Feat in a theater concert in order to…

Jeffrey Gaines- In Your Eyes- Dallas 1992

With Peter Gabriel's superb So album marking an anniversary, it brings to mind this bold cover version of one of Gabriel's most-loved songs. Clearly, young Jeffrey Gaines was already reinterpreting  "In Your Eyes" and mesmerizing audiences…

Who- Long Live Rock- Toronto 12-82

Clearly The Who never got the memo that "rock is dead", not in 1972 when Pete Townshend first wrote and sang it, not ten years later when they performed this terrific version in Toronto, and according to all accounts including their drummer…

John Fogerty "Born on the Bayou" 1997 rehearsal

One of the greatest honors I have had in over 40 years of rock radio was interviewing John Fogerty, then introducing him and his ace band to an adoring small private audience at band rehearsal May 1997 in Burbank, performing the Creedence Clearwater…

The Doors- Who Do You Love- 1970

In Summer 1970 the double disc set Absolutely Live was the first in-concert release by The Doors.  At the time the Los Angeles-based band of (l to r) guitarist Robbie Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek,  drummer John Densmore, and singer Jim…

Jethro Tull "Locomotive Breath" Zurich dressing room 1989

Jethro Tull's singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian Anderson ( left ) returns here In the Studio next week for Aqualung's big anniversary, so this should prime the pump with another angle on that material. Here's another of the rare "Dressing Room…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Even the Losers

Some of my personal favorite Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers songs, plus a couple of terrific cover chestnuts, have been collected for the collection Kiss My Amps 2 for this year's annual Record Store Day  worldwide. Following the previous…

Cheap Trick- Big Eyes- 12-78 Passaic NJ

Recently In the Studio's Mark Fischer saw Rock and Roll Hall of Fame upcoming inductees Cheap Trick at the Capital Theater in Port Chester in Westchester County NY, and he was really impressed at what a great live band they remain. Cheap Trick…

Ozzy Osbourne- I Don't Know- Memphis April 1982

Ozzy Osbourne's first performance after the tragic airplane accident which killed his young gifted guitarist Randy Rhoads, his tour seamstress, and tour bus driver had the double weight of being a long-scheduled live radio broadcast to America.…

The WHO - Behind Blue Eyes- Toronto Dec 1982

Happy birthday to The Who's Roger Daltrey tomorrow (Tuesday )! Here's The Who performing Pete Townshend's "Behind Blue Eyes" live on 17 December, 1982 in Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens. - Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/WHO…

Crowded House- Don't Dream It's Over/All I Have to Do is Dream- 2010

"Hey now, hey now...". What a great band. Formed from the stray strands of New Zealand's Split Enz, Crowded House had up to four lead singers and the brilliant songs of Neil Finn. Not even the almost criminally inept career direction of their…

Bryan Adams- I Fought the Law- Belgium 1988

The North American leg of Bryan Adams Get Up! 2016 tour, heating up a bitter-cold Boston tonight  and a frigid Philadelphia Monday, launched Thursday night in New York City's Beacon Theater, and In the Studio's Secretary of Offense Mark Fischer…