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

Jefferson Airplane-Surrealistic Pillow 50th-Grace Slick,Marty Balin,the late Paul Kantner

To carve in three dimensions the zeitgeist of the Summer of Love in 1967 America, you would have to chisel the Jefferson Airplane's second album Surrealistic Pillow into any Mt. Rushmore of Rock...

Warren Zevon from Excitable Boy to The Wind

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

Loverboy-Get Lucky 35th Anniversary-Mike Reno, Paul Dean

In 1982, these Canadian rockers were the right band at the right time.

Traffic-Low Spark of High Heeled Boys-Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Not always considered a Progressive Rock band, nevertheless the title song to Traffic's most popular album, November 1971's Low Spark of High Heeled Boys , fits easily high atop any list of the most popular and creative songs of the Progressive…

Medium Rare: Spirit "Best" with Jay Ferguson

Spirit was an interesting amalgam of opposites and contrasts, with Jay Ferguson.

Jeff Healey 1966-2008

...(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related 2008 premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey 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)

Simple Minds- Celebrate the Greatest Hits pt2- Jim Kerr

By 1995 there was a real question whether Scottish band Simple Minds could remain relevant in a third decade. Jim Kerr reveals just how close they came to packing it.

Steppenwolf- Gold- John Kay

Mainstream rock fans would vote Steppenwolf into the Rock Hall easily if only for pretty much single-handedly putting hard rock and its term "heavy metal thunder" onto American Top 40 radio...

Billy Squier Biggest"Don't Say No" Has Sad John Lennon Memory

...and I was thinking about what it must be like to be John Lennon. That's the basis of my song "Nobody Knows", that ' nobody knows what it's like to be in my skin...",said Billy Squier. "Ironically and very sadly, the night John Lennon was killed we were recording that very song," Squier confides...

Badfinger-Straight Up-Joey Molland,the late Mike Gibbins

If the Big Star story warrants box sets and a documentary film, then the saga of Badfinger surely deserves a full-blown mini-series.

Jackson Browne- The Pretender

The critical rave reviews for Browne's fourth effort, 1976's The Pretender, were still coming in for the acclaimed Southern California singer/ songwriter when Jackson found himself to be a new first-time dad, a suddenly single parent, and a widower from the suicide of his first wife...

Eddie Money-“Can’t Hold Back” 30th anniversary

Eddie Money's sojourn with his most popular album Can't Hold Back took him from the top of the charts thirty years ago with "Take Me Home Tonight" back to the hospital where his drug overdose six years earlier had paralyzed his leg. "The first time I heard 'Take Me Home Tonight' on the radio I was doing the dishes in rehab," Eddie tells us incredulously. "I said to myself, 'What's wrong with this picture?' "

Joe Cocker with Leon Russell- Mad Dogs & Englishmen

We are saddened at the death of Leon Russell, 74, who shaped American music for a full half century. Here is a rare Leon Russell interview with the late Joe Cocker who also died back in 2014.

Sting-Best of 25 Years

... In The Studio classic rock interview, Sting covers a lot of ground, including paying his dues pre-Police by playing in cabarets and backing stand-up comedians; the pejorative term "Third World countries" and the "Catch 22" of developing nations; the alarming lack of heroes in our society today , and the failure of politicians to provide leadership ; ecology , global warming , and threat of pandemic disease; how fatherhood changed his relationship with his own father; losing both parents at the height of international stardom; his favorite pop songwriter; the Nordic myth that inspired "The Soul Cages"; and the satisfaction he derives from songwriting...(more)
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The Band-The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary-Robbie Robertson

Interview includes the legendary Last Waltz concert and subsequent Martin Scorsese-directed film never included Robbie Robertson threatening to leave the band, as has been misreported for years; on its fortieth anniversary.