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

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

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

Dire Straits- Rock Hall Best pt 1- Mark Knopfler

"As I run every light on Memory Lane down to Telegraph Road..." - Mark Knopfler With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler In the Studio we thought we would "mark" the occasion of the London band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction this…

Faces Finale- Ooh La La- Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Kenney Jones, the late Ian McLagan & Steve Marriott

"That brings us to the The Faces, the famous drinking group!", chuckles Rod Stewart in this rare classic rock interview."That was the problem with The Faces: you could never get us out of the pub!" That may have been the only problem, then,…

Phil Ramone,14-Time Grammy Winner Superstar Producer

Before he died in March 2013 Phil Ramone collaborated with a plethora of music superstars, including RAY CHARLES, BOB DYLAN, ARETHA FRANKLIN, PAUL MCCARTNEY, QUINCY JONES, FRANK SINATRA,  STEVIE WONDER, BURT BACHARACH, BONO,  MADONNA, and…

REO Speedwagon- You Can Tune a Piano...Tuna Fish 40th Anniversary- Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty

When it's the REO Speedwagon brand, you'll be surprised how fresh and tasty forty year old "Tuna Fish" is! Kevin Cronin and Neal Doughty of REO are In the Studio with Redbeard.

Redbeard Rocks St. Patrick's Day!

Redbeard rocks St Patty's Day!

James Taylor on Cruise Control at 70

James Taylor hits 70 Monday, with the operative word there "hits".

Five Years After: Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Died 3-6-13

It has been five years now since legendary British blues rock guitarist and singer Alvin Lee died during surgery March 6, 2013. Lee never hesitated to credit fate and dumb luck for first putting him and the band Ten Years After on the bill of…

Robert Plant- Now and Zen 30th Anniversary

It was 1983's The Principle of Moments, Robert Plant's second solo album, which first convinced us that Plant could sustain a viable solo career outside of the legendary Led Zeppelin which he fronted for twelve fabled years...

Jeff Healey 1966- 2008

...(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey March 2, 2008 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)

George Harrison 75th Birthday pt 1

Part one of my interviews with the late George Harrison, who surprised everybody by becoming the most popular maker of solo music for the first five years after the Beatles called it a career.

George Harrison's 75th Birthday, pt 2

My second George Harrison interview that focused on his return to performing in England for the first time in over 25 years on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall; the support of his longtime friend,Eric Clapton; and several examples of his delightful impish sense of humor. And I chose to display this photo of George on stage at the Albert Hall with the late Gary Moore on April 6,1992 .God bless them both, together again for eternity .-Redbeard

Steppenwolf 50th Anniversary- John Kay

Steppenwolf should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if only for, in early 1968, introducing the world to the term and sound "...heavy metal thunder" in the song "Born to Be Wild". That and other iconic songs  "Magic Carpet Ride","The Pusher","Rock…

Robert Cray- Best Of

Ask any of Robert Cray's biggest fans ( who include Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, and Jimmie Vaughan ) and they all agree that Cray is the total package: movie star handsome, soulful voice, reserved demeanor, with a stinging guitar…