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

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 War of…

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…

Bachman Turner Overdrive- Randy Bachman

It is the original Guess Who songwriter/guitarist Randy Bachman's re-entry into the charts with his collaboration with C.F."Fred" Turner, warm-blooded draft horse rock from the Great White North of Canada. Between 1973 and 1977 BTO sold more…

Deep Purple-Now What?! with Roger Glover

Hands down, Deep Purple's Now What?! was the album to beat in 2013 for "Comeback Album of the Year". Not that the Fathers of Heavy Metal ever went away from touring the world these last years, but Now What?!  was their first new studio album…

Alan Parsons Project- Essential Collection

With the death from cancer of Alan Parsons Project co-founder/songwriter Eric Woolfson in December 2009, it seems fitting to present his partner's interview in tribute. This was my second interview with Parsons, the producer/engineer/electronic composer, the first occurring a decade earlier and specifically focused on the Alan Parson Project's breakthrough 1977 album I Robot, their second . This time we would cover the three million-sellers that followed between 1978 and 1982, Pyramid, The Turn of a Friendly Card, and Eye in the Sky. Parsons was at the time releasing the album A Valid Path, the summation of a divorce, a move from his native England to Southern California, remarrying, & building his own recording studio, where this interview was done.

Phil Ramone,14-Time Grammy Winner Superstar Producer

Before he died in March 2013 Phil Ramone collaborated with a plethora of music superstars, including RAY CHARLES, BOB DYLAN, ARETHA FRANKLIN, PAUL MCCARTNEY, QUINCY JONES, FRANK SINATRA,  STEVIE WONDER, BURT BACHARACH, BONO,  MADONNA, and…

Steppenwolf- Gold- John Kay

Iconic songs "Born to Be Wild", "Magic Carpet Ride","The Pusher","Rock Me","Move Over", Hoyt Axton's "Snowblind Friend" were all recorded in rapid succession from 1968 to 1971 by Steppenwolf (  named after the Hermann Hesse novel ), led by…
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Ten Years After singer/guitarist Alvin Lee dead at 68-pt 1

Entertainment & Arts  6 March 2013 Last updated at 12:58 ET Alvin Lee, rock guitarist in the band Ten Years After, dies at 68 British rock guitarist Alvin Lee, a member of the band Ten Years After, has died aged 68.His family announced…
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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After pt2

Tribute to Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, part 2 of 3.     [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-masters.s3.amazonaws.com/TEN YEARS AFTER/ten-years-after-pt2.mp3" image="/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/audio-thumb.jpg"…
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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After dead at 68-pt3

Conclusion to my interview with Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, who passed away suddenly March 6. Our sincere condolences to his family, fellow musicians, friends, and fans worldwide.- Redbeard     [jwplayer config="Audio Player"…