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

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30 Years Ago In the Studio: Journey- Infinity- Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Perry

And in band co-founder Gregg Rolie, "Journey already had a lead singer," Steve Perry emphasizes." I wasn't brought in to replace anyone."
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Christmas Time Again with Lynyrd Skynyrd

If you think rock stars somehow have different wants, needs, and never bleed, then think again with this funny, heartwarming, and yes, even heartbreaking holiday visit with Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Rick Medlocke, and…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

For In the Studio episode #25, the many myths surviving the Moody Blues' groundbreaking November 1967 second album Days of Future Passed  were variously confirmed, corrected, and embellished by my guests Justin Hayward and John Lodge here…

George Thorogood & the Destroyers- Move It on Over 40th Anniversary

I have interviewed literally hundreds of the greatest rock musicians , but George Thorogood is the only one who told me that he was planning to be a professional comedian , not a musician .

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Santana- Abraxas

In the Studio episode #24 on December 5, 1988 was with my guests Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, and Michael Shrive of the original Santana band for the remarkable story of only their second album, the monumental American essential effoert "Abraxas".

John Mellencamp- Uh Huh 35th Anniversary

" I think Uh Huh  is me finally figuring out what it is that I do," John Mellencamp sums up his first fully realized album here on its thirty-fifth anniversary. "Took me a long time, didn't it? Like, five albums or something," he chuckles.…

In The Studio 30 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon-Hi Infidelity

In a lot of ways, REO Speedwagon was much like the Midwest region from which they sprang at the University of Illinois at Champaign: solid unassuming hard-charging musical journeymen determined to make it...

Bryan Adams- Get Up !

If you lived in the US in late 2015/ Winter 2016, for whatever reason it is quite possible that you missed out on the fact that Bryan Adams released a strong album, Get Up!   Bryan was so happy to rekindle his famous songwriting partnership…
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Redbeard Rocks Christmas! Spotify 2-Hour Playlist

A tip of Redbeard's Santa hat to Spotify this year, as about 85% of the extremely rare Christmas recordings by rockers that I have been obsessively collecting for almost five decades are now available to stream on my custom Spotify playlist!  …

Tom Waits- Blue Valentine 40th Anniversary

In 1978 my pick for album of the year was Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town,which no doubt topped many such lists that year.Second by a gnat's eyelash on my list,however,was Blue Valentine by Tom Waits,an album which I can cherish easily for another thirty years...(more)

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Kansas- Leftoverture 11-14-88

In the Fall 1988, Kansas had reunited most of the original band and they were eager to talk, plus key man Kerry Livgren, who had retired from touring in order to become a Georgia farmer, had parked his John Deere and picked up his Les Paul to do some Contemporary Christian solo albums, so suddenly he became available as well to talk about "Leftoverture", the 1976 four million seller from Kansas.

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Led Zeppelin I- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

Thirty years ago In the Studio episode #20 for November 7, 1988 featured what turned out to be my first of many subsequent in-depth conversations about the Led Zeppelin legacy with band mastermind Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Billy Idol- Rebel Yell 35th Anniversary

Billy Idol joins me In the Studio on the thirty-fifth anniversary of Rebel Yell to invoke the eleventh commandment: thou shalt have no Idols before Billy! -Redbeard

In the Studio 30 Years Ago: Al Stewart- Year of the Cat

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...

Huey Lewis and the News- Sports In the Studio 10-17-88

It was the seventeenth edition of In the Studio  back on October 17th, 1988 three decades ago. There's good "news" and bad "news" as we hit the thirty-fifth anniversary of  Sports,  the estimated 10,000,000 seller from Huey Lewis and the…