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

Eric Johnson- Ah Via Musicom

Phenomenally gifted guitarist Eric Johnson's career arc resembles not so much a rainbow but rather an EKG. He played lead guitar in the Austin blink-and-you-miss'em band The Electromagnets, then spent the first half of the Eighties packing five…

Damn Yankees- Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Ted Nugent, Michael Cartellone

The Nineties' first supergroup actually lived up to the hype: containing Styx singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw, Night Ranger's singer/songwriter Jack Blades, drummer Michael Cartellone, and whackmaster Ted Nugent, the Damn Yankees debut…

Simon and Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Water- Art Garfunkel

Happy birthday to Paul Simon (13th) ! Simon and Garfunkel's" Bridge Over Troubled Water" swept the Grammy Awards 40 years ago with six, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for the title song.It ranks as #51 on Rolling Stone magazine's "Top 500 Albums of All Time",#7 on the BBC's all time list, and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Art Garfunkel joined me In The Studio for this very rare conversation...(more)
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Pink Floyd-The Endless River-David Gilmour,Nick Mason

Pink Floyd's The Endless River is the fascinating back story of a "final " musical statement, 1994's The Division Bell, which was never intended to be the superstar progressive rock band's last word.

Dave Matthews Band- Under the Table and Dreaming-Dave Matthews

After meeting and interviewing Dave Matthews during the 1996 Horde Festival tour just as their second studio album, Crash, was being released, none of the subsequent successes of the Dave Matthews Band since then has surprised me. Sure, the…

Blind Faith- 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 . Until recently the two friends chose not to talk much about the short-lived Blind Faith…

Peter Frampton- Best of the Rest

Everybody knows that young Englishman Peter Frampton revolutionized the recording industry in early 1976 with his live double set  Frampton Comes Alive. But where did those now-iconic songs like "Show Me the Way", "Lines on My Face", "Baby…

Kinks- Low Budget- Sir Ray Davies

Sir Ray Davies talks about The Kinks' 1979 best-selling album "Low Budget".

Cult-Love-Electric-Sonic Temple-Billy Duffy 9-'87

By the time The Cult's  Sonic Temple  came out twenty-five years ago, I would have bet my last dollar that this British hard-rocking four piece led by trippy full-throated singer Ian Astbury and ripping guitarist Billy Duffy was going to be…

Ann Wilson-Hope and Glory 2007

On Ann Wilson's birthday, here is a present from her : a highly personal solo album of carefully chosen covers, Hope and Glory, at a time when US wars were raging in two separate countries with no end in sight. And the "A" guest list of performers…

John Waite-Best-No Brakes 30th Anniversary

When you aggregate the many high points from the recorded body of work of John Waite over the last three decades of popular music, his well-known world class singing voice is readily on display, but what emerges is a dedicated, well-read, mature…
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Patti Scialfa-Rumble Doll 7-93

Rare revealing interview with Patti Scialfa, plus three terrific live performances In the Studio.

Triumph- Just a Game pt1- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Not unlike Rush and Heart who preceded them, Triumph's Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine couldn't get arrested outside their native Toronto while waiting for a U.S. record label to swoop down like some great speckled bird and sign them.…

Aerosmith- Get Your Wings- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford

AllMusic.com's  Stephen Thomas Erlwine is so right when he opines, "This is when Aerosmith became Aerosmith." After a promising but raw first album, Get Your Wings in Spring 1974 soared with more memorable Steven Tyler/ Joe Perry songs fully…

Bonnie Raitt- Nick of Time

Happy birthday Bonnie Raitt Wednesday ( 8th ).