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

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The Babys 40th Anniversary-John Waite, Jonathan Cain

John Waite and Jonathan Cain put on their big boy pants for a frank conversation about The Babys.
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Todd Rundgren-Something Anything anniversary

(cont)...Even before the February 1972 release of Rundgren's third solo album "Something/Anything" , Todd was being hailed by some rock critics as a wunderkind , that rare combination of left-brain creative and right-brain analytical talents ...(more)
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Grand Funk Railroad-Best pt 1-Don Brewer,Mark Farner

Ironic then that this "underground radio" raw , gritty , electrified three-man army would six years later be labeled a Top 40 singles band. Grand Funk sold out New York City's massive Shea Stadium in 48 hours - ten times faster than The Beatles ...(more)
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Neil Young-Harvest 45th Anniversary

Neil Young delivered "Harvest", his most popular and , perhaps, most influential album in February 1972. Only Bob Dylan's groundbreaking "Nashville Skyline"... the touchstones for the whole Americana musical genre.
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Jefferson Airplane-Surrealistic Pillow 50th-Grace Slick,Marty Balin,the late Paul Kantner

To carve in three dimensions the zeitgeist of the Summer of Love in 1967 America, you would have to chisel the Jefferson Airplane's second album Surrealistic Pillow into any Mt. Rushmore of Rock...

Warren Zevon- Excitable Boy

Warren Zevon, the gambler's son who wrote and sang "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", presumably is indeed resting in peace...

Loverboy-Get Lucky 35th Anniversary-Mike Reno, Paul Dean

In 1982, these Canadian rockers were the right band at the right time.

Traffic-Low Spark of High Heeled Boys 45th Anniversary-Steve Winwood, the late Jim Capaldi

Not always considered a Progressive Rock band, nevertheless the title song to Traffic's most popular album, November 1971's Low Spark of High Heeled Boys , fits easily high atop any list of the most popular and creative songs of the Progressive…

Medium Rare: Spirit "Best" with Jay Ferguson

Spirit was an interesting amalgam of opposites and contrasts, with Jay Ferguson.

Jeff Healey 1966-2008

...(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related 2008 premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey has included the qualifier "blind guitarist", as if Healey's mind-blowing facility and unique technique on the instrument,his more-than-competent rich vocals,his uncanny choice of material,and Jeff's wicked ultra-dry sense of humor were less defining of the man than his inability to read the drive-through menu at Taco Bell...(more)

Simple Minds- Celebrate the Greatest Hits pt2- Jim Kerr

By 1995 there was a real question whether Scottish band Simple Minds could remain relevant in a third decade. Jim Kerr reveals just how close they came to packing it.

Steppenwolf- Gold- John Kay

Mainstream rock fans would vote Steppenwolf into the Rock Hall easily if only for pretty much single-handedly putting hard rock and its term "heavy metal thunder" onto American Top 40 radio...

Billy Squier Biggest"Don't Say No" Has Sad John Lennon Memory

...and I was thinking about what it must be like to be John Lennon. That's the basis of my song "Nobody Knows", that ' nobody knows what it's like to be in my skin...",said Billy Squier. "Ironically and very sadly, the night John Lennon was killed we were recording that very song," Squier confides...

Badfinger-Straight Up-Joey Molland,the late Mike Gibbins

If the Big Star story warrants box sets and a documentary film, then the saga of Badfinger surely deserves a full-blown mini-series.

Jackson Browne- The Pretender 40th Anniversary

The critical rave reviews for Browne's fourth effort, 1976's The Pretender, were still coming in for the acclaimed Southern California singer/ songwriter when Jackson found himself to be a new first-time dad, a suddenly single parent, and a widower from the suicide of his first wife...