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

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Eddie Money Best pt 1

We are shocked and dismayed on the announcement 8/24 that singer Eddie Money is gravely ill with stage four esophageal cancer, which has metastasized to his liver. Our heartfelt prayers are offered up, and best wishes to Eddie, his wife, friends…

Eddie Money- Can’t Hold Back

Eddie Money's sojourn with his most popular album Can't Hold Back took him from the top of the charts with "Take Me Home Tonight" back to the hospital where his drug overdose six years earlier had paralyzed his leg. "The first time I heard 'Take Me Home Tonight' on the radio I was doing the dishes in rehab," Eddie tells us incredulously. "I said to myself, 'What's wrong with this picture?' "

Scorpions- Moscow Music Peace Fest 30th Anniversary- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

Sitting with my guests Klaus Meine, Scorpions singer and songwriter, and Rudolph Schenker, guitarist/ songwriter,  it was fascinating to be reminded by members of Germany's  beloved band just how much rock music  had changed the world in…

Dire Straits- Communique 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The second Dire Straits release, Communique   early in Summer 1979, is one of those elusive  but long on satisfaction efforts that remains under-appreciated to this day, which because it was so overlooked by radio back then that Communique…

Blind Faith 50th Anniversary- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Two titans of rock's last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding  the brief  Blind Faith , a #1-seller in both their native UK as well as America. Until recently the two friends…

R.E.M.- Reckoning 35th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck

R.E.M. "Murmur" quietly emerged thirty-five years ago and never left my essential music list.

Peter Frampton- When All the Pieces Fit 30th Anniversary

As Peter Frampton mounts his farewell tour of America, his long-ago adopted home, it also marks the thirtieth anniversary of one of the Eighties' real under-rated gems, 1989's "When All the Pieces Fit" . But Peter's health concern now with a progressive degenerative muscular disease, which prompted the current farewell tour, is not his first crisis, as you will hear in this interview.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- In Step 30th Anniversary

If you run the numbers of the Summer 1989 album In Step   by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, just the mere facts are impressive. In Step   was the Texas trio's fourth studio album, but their first after Vaughan's collapse and near death…

Little Feat- Best pt 2- Bill Payne, Paul Barrere

In heading up possibly their best studio album Time Loves a Hero   in 1977, Little Feat's Bill Payne and Paul Barrere saved their beloved band from dysfunction but, by default, effectively edged out band founder Lowell George, in spite of being…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Queen- A Night at the Opera- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Queen sent out invitations for "A Night at the Opera" with Brian May and Roger Taylor thirty years ago here In the Studio.

The Cult- Sonic Temple 30th Anniversary- Billy Duffy

By the time The Cult's  Sonic Temple    came out thirty years ago and went Top 10 on Billboard  Album Sales chart, I would have bet my last dollar that this British hard-rocking four piece led by trippy full-throated singer Ian Astbury and…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Doobie Bros- Toulouse St- Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, John Hartman

Thirty years ago In the Studio Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, John Hartman, & the late Big Mike Hossack joined me on "Toulouse Street".

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Lou Reed 6-5-89

The late Lou Reed was one of the most formative interviews in my career precisely because his brutal honesty made it so challenging. I could not help but notice that, in his role as host/inteviewer on the cable television series Spectacle, Elvis…

John Waite- No Brakes 35th Anniversary

John Waite "No Brakes" interview In the Studio on the 35th anniversary of his #1 "Missing You".