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

Hard+Heavy Box 10th Anniversary- Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston

When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life   did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake,…

In the Studio#8 8-15-88: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes

Thirty years ago this week for In the Studio  episode #8 focusing on the soap opera behind Damn the Torpedoes , the breakthrough third album from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers,  the Gainseville Gator revealed the personal battles he and…

In the Studio 8-8-88: Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon

A Pink Floyd interview has always been one of the most difficult "gets" in the music journalism business, but at the time thirty years ago when In the Studio launched in Summer 1988 amidst public sniping between former member Roger Waters and…

Van Halen- OU812 30th Anniversary #1 Album- Alex & Eddie, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony

It has been thirty summers passed since OU812  by Van Halen topped the US sales chart, and more than twenty since we last shared this time capsule of an interview featuring Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and returning for…

In the Studio #6: The Doors- Ray Manzarek 8-1-88

When he spearheaded the original VHS release of The Doors Live at the Hollyood Bowl  in 1987, the late Ray Manzarek did our first interview together in Dallas at Q102 prior to a premiere event. Afterwards Manzarek graciously invited me to…

Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend- Altered Beast- 100% Fun

The news that Intervention Records was staging one to rehab  past Matthew Sweet releases was cause for considerable buzz of a healthy kind this summer. After all we are talking about Girlfriend,  his 1991 third album which The Village Voice …

In the Studio#5 July 25, 1988: Rod Stewart

Thirty years go this week In the Studio   scored something of a major "get" for an upstart fledgling rookie on the crowded national weekly syndicated radio sweepstakes: an hour-long visit with superstar singer Rod Stewart, to explore his breakthrough…

In the Studio#4- The YES Album 7-18-88

In Fall 1987 YES was still surfing the crest of a wave of resurgent popularity which had begun four years earlier with the comeback album of the decade, 90125 . At the time they were touring Texas, playing arenas in support of the follow up…

Mott the Hoople- Mott 45th Anniversary- Ian Hunter

One of Britain's most beloved party bands this side of The Faces, Mott the Hoople, is still revered there with sold-out tours, and we were so fortunate to have Mott main man Ian Hunter join me In the Studio.

In the Studio #3: Lynyrd Skynyrd- Pronounced- Gary Rossington, Ed King 7-11-88

Standing outside the Dallas hotel in September 1987 beside the giant gleaming Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour   bus, even the drone of the idling diesel engine could not drown out the echoes in my mind of the final notes of the final show which…

In the Studio #2: Jethro Tull "Aqualung"- Ian Anderson 7-4-88

In the Studio #2 was broadcast the week of July 4, 1988 and featured my interview with Ian Anderson about the 1971 album "Aqualung".

In the Studio 6-27-88: Crosby, Stills, and Nash

 

Tommy Shaw- Girls With Guns- Dallas Ft. Worth 11-84

When Tommy Shaw, just recently estranged then from arena-fillers Styx, brought his Girls With Guns  solo band to a Ft. Worth nightclub in an otherwise empty strip mall on a chilly Sunday November night in 1984, what I expected to see and hear,…

Mike+the Mechanics- The Living Years- Mike Rutherford for Fathers Day

Genesis and Mike + the Mechanics namesake Mike Rutherford on Fathers Day.

Joe Bonamassa- Best So Far

the Joe Bonamassa US tour commences July 26 in San Diego and heads east eventually to a three-night stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium August 9- 11. Then Joe B lands in Europe beginning September 22, only to return to North America at the end of October to play through the end of November.