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

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 ).

Little Feat-Rad Gumbo box-pt 2-Bill Payne, Paul Barrere

In heading up possibly their best studio album Time Loves a Hero in 1977, Little Feat's Bill Payne and Paul Barrere saved their beloved band from dysfunction but effectively edged out band founder Lowell George, in spite of being the most played…

Joe Bonamassa-Best So Far

Just in case you have not been  paying attention since the beginning of the twenty-first century- like maybe on an interplanetary mission to Mars and back- let's catch you up on the dizzying career of American guitarist/ singer/ songwriter…

YES-Talk- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin March 1994

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…

Sting- The Last Ship, pt 1

Here In the Studio  we were both honored and thrilled in Fall 2013  to be able to share Sting hosting a very personal discussion of his family history, centered in the shipyard of the Northern England seaport city of Walls End/ Newcastle,…

Sting-The Last Ship-part 2

When sitting down with Sting's first new music in a decade The Last Ship,  either on his  album or in the stage musical which saw a limited run on Broadway in 2014, one must check your assumptions at the door. " It was never my intention to…

Moody Blues-Timeless Flight pt 2-Justin Hayward, John Lodge

We pick up in part two of the Timeless Flight   box set with selections from the worldwide #1 album Seventh Sojourn;  then the tasty Justin Hayward/ John Lodge album Blue Jays;  Justin Hayward's sublime "Forever Autumn" from Jeff Wayne's…

Collective Soul-Collective Soul 20th Anniversary-Ed Roland

The story of Collective Soul emerged a little more than twenty years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter Ed Roland's parent's basement. It is not the first time that a song demo such as "Shine" was recorded at home by an…

Melissa Etheridge-Yes I Am

"I got a $1000 car and headed west", says Melissa Etheridge, revealing her first step like a real-life Dorothy leaving Leavenworth Kansas and landing in Oz, which in Melissa's case was the top of the charts with her fourth album, 1993's Yes…