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

Lou Reed Rock Hall of Fame Induction

Lou Reed was one of the most formative interviews in my career precisely because his brutal honesty made it so challenging. I could not help but notice that, in his role as host/inteviewer on the cable television series Spectacle, Elvis Costello…

Guess Who-Best-Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman

If you lived within five hundred miles of Chicago, Detroit, or Toronto between 1968 and 1972, seemingly there wasn't a day when the Winnepeg band The Guess Who didn't have a hit song on the radio:"These Eyes","Laughing","Undun","No Time","No…

Heavy Metal History pt 2-Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield,Kirk Hammett

The godfathers of hard rock Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Klaus Meine from Scorpions, David Coverdale from Deep Purple and Whitesnake, and Queensryche co-founders Geoff Tate and Chris Degarmo rip through some seminal…

History of Heavy Metal pt 1

My guests are the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple's Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose…

Robin Trower- Bridge of Sighs

Apparently Robin Trower's Bridge of Sighs album released in 1974 t is held in high esteem by more than just me. If you really were paying attention prior to 1974, you might have noticed Robin Trower's muscular, bluesy guitar on English art rocker…

Simple Minds-Best of the '80s- Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr,March 1991- My Dallas/Ft.Worth radio station Q-102 promoted and hosted countless popular film premieres in the '80s and '90s which gave thousands of listeners the opportunity to see major motion pictures first and for free. I remember 25 years ago attending the one for the Brat Pack movie The Breakfast Club by the late John Hughes , which I so thoroughly enjoyed that I remained in the darkened theater at the film's conclusion in order to read the closing credits . I distinctly remember a great song playing as the credits rolled , and I remained to the very end to see the title "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds listed .

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…