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

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In the Studio 30 Years Ago: Byrds- Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman

In a 24-month period beginning in Summer 1965, Los Angeles-based band The Byrds recorded and released four evolutionary albums which wrested the world's focus from the tidal wave of British Invasion bands led by The Beatles. The members of the…

In the Studio 30 Years Ago: Styx- Grand Illusion

Styx "Grand Illusion" interview with Tommy Shaw, James Young, Lawrence Gowan, plus co-founder & former member Dennis DeYoung

In The Studio 30 Years Ago: The Fixx- Reach the Beach

Thirty years ago In the Studio episode #32: The Fixx "Reach the Beach" !

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping

Sure, the Lynyrd Skynyrd legend inevitably circles back to their first album Pronounced   and the epic "Free Bird", but don't let revisionist history fool you: this April 1974 follow-up, Second Helping,  is the incredibly strong album which…

INXS- Listen Like Thieves- Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

The late Michael Hutchence, lead singer/ songwriter of INXS, would be 59 on Tuesday 1/22.

YES- Talk 25th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin

Before their 1994 album Talk   was even released, YES co-founder/ singer Jon Anderson and band sparkplug Trevor Rabin came to my Q102 afternoon radio show in Dallas/ Ft.Worth to hand-deliver  and talk about it. The album underwent a two-year…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Pat Benatar- Crimes of Passion

The first time I interviewed Pat Benatar  for her breakthrough second album Crimes of Passion  for January 9, 1989's episode  #29 of In the Studio, she was very wary of me and visibly uncomfortable. It didn't take long to understand why:…

Queen Forever- Brian May, Roger Taylor

We celebrate Freddie Mercury's memory with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor.

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."

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...