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

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, …

Free- Free at Last-Heartbreaker 45th Anniversaries- Paul Rodgers

Free "At Last" and "Heartbreaker" 45th anniversaries, with Paul Rodgers.

Scorpions-Born to Touch Your Feelings- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

The Hanover Germany veteran band which pioneered the power ballad  more than four decades ago, Scorpions, has come out of self-imposed retirement to collect practically all of those gems together as the album Born to Touch Your Feelings. …

Genesis- Lamb Lies Down on Broadway- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

It was mid-November 1974 when progressive rock band Genesis let livestock loose on The Great White Way with the ambitious The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway ! There are several revelations in this Genesis interview  with band members Phil Collins…

Cream- Disraeli Gears Golden Anniversary- Eric Clapton, the late Jack Bruce

Though Rolling Stone  magazine ranked Disraeli Gears  at #114 album of all time, the key numbers for Cream’s quicksilver career are startlingly single digits: years together- 3 ; albums released- 4; number of reunion albums/ tours in the…

Steely Dan- Can't Buy a Thrill 45th Anniversary- Donald Fagen

When I casually run the list in my head of the most significant debut albums in rock history (The Doors, Are You Experienced, Please Please Me, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin 1, Boston, Chicago Transit Authority, Appetite for Destruction, My Generation,…