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

Five Years After: Alvin Lee of Ten Years After Died 3-6-13

It has been five years now since legendary British blues rock guitarist and singer Alvin Lee died during surgery March 6, 2013. Lee never hesitated to credit fate and dumb luck for first putting him and the band Ten Years After on the bill of…

Robert Plant- Now and Zen 30th Anniversary

It was 1983's The Principle of Moments, Robert Plant's second solo album, which first convinced us that Plant could sustain a viable solo career outside of the legendary Led Zeppelin which he fronted for twelve fabled years...

Jeff Healey 1966- 2008

...(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey March 2, 2008 has included the qualifier "blind guitarist" , as if Healey's mind-blowing facility and unique technique on the instrument,his more-than-competent rich vocals,his uncanny choice of material,and Jeff's wicked ultra-dry sense of humor were less defining of the man than his inability to read the drive-through menu at Taco Bell...(more)

George Harrison 75th Birthday pt 1

Part one of my interviews with the late George Harrison, who surprised everybody by becoming the most popular maker of solo music for the first five years after the Beatles called it a career.

George Harrison's 75th Birthday, pt 2

My second George Harrison interview that focused on his return to performing in England for the first time in over 25 years on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall; the support of his longtime friend,Eric Clapton; and several examples of his delightful impish sense of humor. And I chose to display this photo of George on stage at the Albert Hall with the late Gary Moore on April 6,1992 .God bless them both, together again for eternity .-Redbeard

Steppenwolf 50th Anniversary- John Kay

Steppenwolf should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if only for, in early 1968, introducing the world to the term and sound "...heavy metal thunder" in the song "Born to Be Wild". That and other iconic songs  "Magic Carpet Ride","The Pusher","Rock…

Robert Cray- Best Of

Ask any of Robert Cray's biggest fans ( who include Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, and Jimmie Vaughan ) and they all agree that Cray is the total package: movie star handsome, soulful voice, reserved demeanor, with a stinging guitar…

Little Feat- Dixie Chicken- Waiting for Columbus- Bill Payne, Paul Barrere

Two significant anniversaries occur this month and this year of personal favorite "desert island discs", the eclectic Dixie Chicken 's  45th and the live double album from 1978, Waiting for Columbus, looking at its fortieth anniversary, both…

History of Southern Rock pt2- Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Doug Gray, Hughie Thomasson, Henry Paul, Donnie Van Zant, Charlie Daniels, Steve Earle

This is the conclusion of the two-part History of Southern Rock , a labor of love that captures the heart and soul of the musicians who long ago made it possible someday in 2018 to watch Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson perform "Midnight…

Santana- Supernatural Grammy Record Holder

In this  classic rock interview with Grammy record-holder and Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Carlos Santana, he shares some revealing , highly personal thoughts about : how the 1999 album Supernatural 's success, with 9 Grammys (the most in history)…

Warren Zevon- Excitable Boy 40th Anniversary

Warren Zevon, the gambler's son who wrote and sang "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", presumably is indeed resting in peace...

History of Southern Rock pt1- Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Henry Paul, Doug Gray

The History of Southern Rock pt one interviews with the late Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Henry Paul, Doug Gray of the Marshall Tucker Band, many more. Part 1 of 2.

Deep Purple-Who Do We Think We Are?-Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Forty-fith anniversary of Deep Purple's "Who Do We Think We Are?", their January 1973 followup tp "Machine Head".

Peter Gabriel- Us 25th Anniversary- pt 1

"I'm pleased that it's now getting better regarded with hindsight," Peter Gabriel admits about his Autumn 1992 sixth studio album, Us . "I think it had some of my best songs on it." No argument here: Us  subjects, like the deep funky grooves, …