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

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

With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler In the Studio we thought we would "mark" the occasion along with the  thirty-fifth anniversary of Dire Straits' Love Over Gold . Like David Bowie did five years before and Sting would repeat five years…

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)

Billy Idol 35th Anniversary

There was no indication from his days fronting English punk band Generation X that Billy Idol ( christened William Broad ) would be the most successful and ( along with The Clash and The Police ) among the only original London punk rockers to…

Joe Satriani-Surfing With the Alien 30th anniversary

Joe Satriani interview on "Surfing with the Alien" 30th anniversary.

Who-Early Best-Pete Townshend,Roger Daltrey

For the anniversary of one of rock's greatest live band's first US tour in 1967, we have In the Studio this week The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, plus archive comments from the late John Entwistle.

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer-Trilogy 45th Anniversary-Carl Palmer

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's third studio album, and fourth overall in barely two years,  was entitled Trilogy  coming in July 1972, a high watermark peak for Progressive Rock's quality as well as massive popularity ( see sidebar link below…

Chicago V 45th Anniversary-Robert Lamm

"Saturday in the park, I think it was the 4th of July..."- Chicago "V" 45th anniversary In the Studio with composer Robert Lamm.

Alan Parsons Project-I Robot 40th Anniversary

Rare interview with the namesake British recording engineer/producer of the Alan Parsons Project, whose 1977 second album in collaboration with composer the late Eric Woolfson was once  again based on a famous literary work ( their debut Tales…

Ted Nugent-Cat Scratch Forty

Ted Nugent does a colorful TED talk on Cat Scratch Forty!

38 Special- Special Forces 35th Anniversary- Donnie Van Zant, Jeff Carlisi

Hundreds of miles north of Miami, 38 Special's home Jacksonville Florida is light years away culturally from its more glamorous and glitzy counterpart downstate. Jacksonville does not show up on many listings of American music meccas alongside…