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

Happy Birthday Beautiful Boy- John Lennon Tribute by Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney with me In The Studio remembering John Lennon on what would have been John's 77th birthday . -Redbeard

Tom Petty Gone Into the Great Wide Open

"It's very hard living your life as we have in tour buses and airplanes for all of this time. I think when I turned 40 I kinda did, as most people do, get a little reflective about 'Where have we been? And where are we going?' And you do kind of realize that ,' Gee, twenty more and I'm outta here !' "- Tom Petty, 1991

Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever

I swear I heard my heart break  when informed that Tom Petty died of cardiac arrest in his Malibu CA home. Tom was only 66. Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had been in Dallas in the Fall 1987 when he…

Black Sabbath- Vol 4- 45th Anniversary- Ozzy Osbourne

By September 25 1972 and "Vol. 4",the world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity felt increasingly like a dangerous place...

Talking Heads '77- 40th Anniversary- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

In 2002, their first year of eligibility, the Talking Heads were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No wonder: the following year many of the same music industry people would  place no less than four Talking Heads albums onto Rolling…

David Gilmour- Live at Pompeii

Throughout his long illustrious career David Gilmour has often sung the thoughts and lyrical observations of others, whether interpreting a Roger Waters' second-person ruminations from over forty years ago on Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here, …

Simon and Garfunkel- Bookends- Art Garfunkel

At least indirectly, we have the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  in 1967 as inspiration for the Simon and Garfunkel masterpiece Bookends  the following year, according to long tall tenor Art Garfunkel here In the Studio. Certainly…

J Geils Band- Full House 45th Anniversary- Peter Wolf

With the sad passing in April of namesake guitarist John "J." Geils,  it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party of sound comprised of  their back-to-back two most popular studio albums of the '70s. Music writers loved…

Meat Loaf- Best

As we prepare for the fortieth anniversary of the first heaping helping of Meat Loaf here In the Studio next month,  Bat Out of Hell, we still want to wish the big guy a happy birthday this week ( Wed 30th ). Here is a rare colorful conversation…

John Mellencamp-The Lonesome Jubilee 30th Anniversary

If the Eighties made anyone a star, it was John Mellencamp. 1981's American Fool  gave him two legit big hits in "Hurt So Good" and "Jack and Diane", along the way influencing the sound of rock and pop with a big forward drum sound from emerging…

Foghat-Best-Lonesome Dave Peverett, Rod Price

Foghat were four British electric bluesmen who comprised the most successful  limb of the sprawling Savoy Brown musical family tree. Lead guitarist Lonesome Dave Peverett, drummer Roger Earl, and bass player Tony Stevens had all played with…

Outlaws-Hurry Sundown 40th-Henry Paul, the late Hughie Thomasson

With the Allman Brothers Band forming in Daytona Beach and Lynyrd Skynyrd from the wrong side of Jacksonville, the state of Florida was Southern Rock Central in the mid-1970s, so any Stetson-wearing guitar-picking long-haired rock band in those…

Dire Straits-Making Movies/Love Over Gold 35th Anniversary-Mark Knopfler

Congratulations to Mark Knopler on Dire Straits' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April!!! With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler In the Studio we thought we would "mark" the occasion along with the  thirty-fifth anniversary…

James Taylor Scores #1 with "You've Got a Friend"

James Taylor hits #1 in 1971 with Carole King's "You've Got a Friend"

Doors "Light My Fire" 50th Anniversary of #1

The top 10 list of rock game-changing debut albums is short but breathtaking. Among them : Are You Experienced? , Led Zeppelin 1 , Music from Big Pink , Ramones , Please Please Me , Never Mind the Bollocks ...(more)