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

Dave Matthews Band-Crash 20th Anniversary-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. Impressed ? Absolutely, but not surprised...

Woodstock pt1-Carlos Santana,Pete Townshend,Graham Nash,the late Paul Kantner

Woodstock Festivalwas unequaled in sheer scale, still heard in the voices of Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, the late Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the late Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, all in part one.

Woodstock pt 2-David Crosby,Graham Nash,Robbie Robertson,Marty Balin,the late Joe Cocker

Interviews with Woodstock Festival performers David Crosby, Graham Nash, dearly departed Joe Cocker, Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh, Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty, and Robbie Robertson of The Band. Part 2.

Bonnie Raitt- Luck of the Draw

Birthday girl Bonnie Raitt Wednesday ( 8th ).

Collective Soul"...Continuing"- Ed Roland

The story of Collective Soul emerged  twenty-five years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter and preacher's son Ed Roland's parents' house. It is not the first time that a song demo such as "Shine" was recorded at home by…

Def Leppard- High'n'Dry 35th Anniversary- Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Phil Collen

This was the moment that I first believed, July 1981. Up to that point when the new second album High'n'Dry by Def Leppard arrived, I knew them as a puppy dog-eager band of English teens from the tough industrial Northern city of Sheffield who…

Jackson Browne-Lives in the Balance-Looking East

After 1978's Running on Empty  (covered separately elsewhere here In the Studio), Jackson Browne deftly used his superstar celebrity to send #1 hits up the Pop Chart ('Somebody's Baby") as well as romantic mid-tempo laments ("In the Shape of…

David Lee Roth- Best: Eat 'Em and Smile

Birthday boy David Lee Roth on 10/10.

Metallica- Load- James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

Metallica dropped their sixth studio album, Load,  almost five years after the phenomenon of their "Black Album", and the pent up anticipation for a follow-up resulted in a staggering almost 700,000 copies sold in the first week! Metallica…

Kinks- Essential- Sir Ray Davies

Kinks singer/songwriter Sir Ray Davies In the Studio discussing the early years.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

In advance of the release of Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes' 1991 album Better Days,  Southside Johnny Lyon visited my Dallas radio show to discuss his tenth (!) album then, as well as the Jukes' 1976 debut forty years ago This Time…

Alan Parsons Project-Tales of Mystery & Imagination

In 1976 when Tales of Mystery and Imagination  was released, even working behind the scenes as a recording engineer with such world-changers as the Beatles and progressive rock titans Pink Floyd could actually land you a recording contract…

Van Halen- Fair Warning- Eddie & Alex Van Halen

The upside/ downside comparison of Van Halen's April 1981 album Fair Warning  can probably explain why it is easily the band's most overlooked effort in the original David Lee Roth era. Pro: Fair Warning is the most Eddie Van Halen-dominated…

Chicago II-Robert Lamm-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

"Who are these guys?" was still the admiring rhetorical question floating about the music world when Chicago II   came out only a year after the other "Chicago Seven" had stunned the rock world in 1969 with the most popular double album debut…

Guns'N'Roses- Slash

Guns'n'Roses Appetite for Destruction is now the top-selling debut album in history at over 18 million copies in just the U.S.