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

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Black Sabbath- Vol 4- 45th Anniversary- Ozzy Osbourne

By September 25 1972 and "Vol. 4",the world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity felt increasingly like a dangerous place...

Talking Heads '77- 40th Anniversary- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

In 2002, their first year of eligibility, the Talking Heads were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No wonder: the following year many of the same music industry people would  place no less than four Talking Heads albums onto Rolling…
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David Gilmour- Live at Pompeii

Throughout his long illustrious career David Gilmour has often sung the thoughts and lyrical observations of others, whether interpreting a Roger Waters' second-person ruminations from over forty years ago on Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, …

J Geils Band- Full House 45th Anniversary- Peter Wolf

With the sad passing in April of namesake guitarist John "J." Geils,  it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party of sound comprised of  their back-to-back two most popular studio albums of the '70s. Music writers loved…

Meat Loaf- Best

As we prepare for the fortieth anniversary of the first heaping helping of Meat Loaf here In the Studio next month,  Bat Out of Hell, we still want to wish the big guy a happy birthday this week ( Wed 30th ). Here is a rare colorful conversation…

John Mellencamp-The Lonesome Jubilee 30th Anniversary

If the Eighties made anyone a star, it was John Mellencamp. 1981's American Fool  gave him two legit big hits in "Hurt So Good" and "Jack and Diane", along the way influencing the sound of rock and pop with a big forward drum sound from emerging…

Foghat-Best-Lonesome Dave Peverett, Rod Price

Foghat were four British electric bluesmen who comprised the most successful  limb of the sprawling Savoy Brown musical family tree. Lead guitarist Lonesome Dave Peverett, drummer Roger Earl, and bass player Tony Stevens had all played with…

Outlaws-Hurry Sundown 40th-Henry Paul, the late Hughie Thomasson

With the Allman Brothers Band forming in Daytona Beach and Lynyrd Skynyrd from the wrong side of Jacksonville, the state of Florida was Southern Rock Central in the mid-1970s, so any Stetson-wearing guitar-picking long-haired rock band in those…

Dire Straits-Love Over Gold 35th Anniversary-Mark Knopfler

With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler celebrating his birthday Saturday ( 8/12 ) we thought we would "mark" the occasion along with the upcoming thirty-fifth anniversary of Dire Straits' Love Over Gold  . Like David Bowie did five years…

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson: Sage at 70

The  40th anniversary box set of Jethro Tull's Songs from the Wood  gets the knees up full Monty treatment from Porcupine Tree remixer/ surround sound savant Steven Wilson, a perfect present for any long time Jethro Tull fan (is there any…

James Taylor Scores #1 with "You've Got a Friend"

James Taylor hits #1 in 1971 with Carole King's "You've Got a Friend"

Doors "Light My Fire" 50th Anniversary of #1

The top 10 list of rock game-changing debut albums is short but breathtaking. Among them : Are You Experienced? , Led Zeppelin 1 , Music from Big Pink , Ramones , Please Please Me , Never Mind the Bollocks ...(more)

Billy Idol 35th Anniversary

 There was no indication from his days fronting English punk band Generation X that Billy Idol ( christened William Broad ) would be the most successful, possibly the only, original London punk rocker to cross over to mainstream multimillion-selling…

Joe Satriani-Surfing With the Alien 30th anniversary

Joe Satriani interview on "Surfing with the Alien" 30th anniversary.

Who-Early Best-Pete Townshend,Roger Daltrey

For the anniversary of one of rock's greatest live band's first US tour in 1967, we have In the Studio this week The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, plus archive comments from the late John Entwistle.