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

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 #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".

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.

Collective Soul 25th Anniversary- Ed Roland

The story of Collective Soul emerged a little more than twenty-five years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter Ed Roland's parent's basement. It is not the first time that a song demo such as "Shine" was recorded at home by…

"Melissa Etheridge" 30th, "Yes I Am" 25th Anniversaries

We all know how powerful first impressions are. So regardless of the thirty years that it has been since we first met for a live Q102 Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio interview on the occasion of the release of her debut Melissa Etheridge  in May 1988,…

Simon and Garfunkel- Bookends 50th Anniversary- Art Garfunkel

At least indirectly, we have the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  in 1967 as inspiration for the Simon and Garfunkel masterpiece Bookends  the following year, according to long tall tenor Art Garfunkel here In the Studio. Certainly…

Alan Parsons Project- Pyramid 40th Anniversary

This was my second interview with Parsons, the producer/engineer/electronic composer, the first occurring a decade earlier and specifically focused on the Alan Parson Project's breakthrough 1977 album I Robot, their second . This time we would cover the three million-sellers that followed between 1978 and 1982, Pyramid, The Turn of a Friendly Card, and Eye in the Sky. Parsons was at the time releasing the album A Valid Path, the summation of a divorce, a move from his native England to Southern California, remarrying, & building his own recording studio, where this interview was done.

Bachman Turner Overdrive 45th Anniversary- Randy Bachman

It is the original Guess Who songwriter/guitarist Randy Bachman's re-entry into the charts forty-five years ago this week with his collaboration with C.F."Fred" Turner, warm-blooded draft horse rock from the Great White North of Canada. Between…

Rod Stewart- Time- Fifth Anniversary

"They didn't like me nose, me clothes, or me hair!" says Rod Stewart of his first record company audition in London, which makes a charming basis for the song "Can't Stop Me Now" on our encore presentation of the 2013 album Time . Blame Buddy…

Deep Purple- Now What?! Fifth Anniversary- Roger Glover

It is the fifth anniversary of Deep Purple's impressive, muscular "comeback" album "Now What?!" April 26, 2013, and DP's Roger Glover joins Redbeard In the Studio.

R.E.M.- Murmur 35th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck

R.E.M. "Murmur" quietly emerged thirty-five years ago and never left my essential music list.

Dire Straits- Rock Hall Best pt 1- Mark Knopfler

"As I run every light on Memory Lane down to Telegraph Road..." - Mark Knopfler With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler In the Studio we thought we would "mark" the occasion of the London band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction this…

Faces Finale- Ooh La La- Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Kenney Jones, the late Ian McLagan & Steve Marriott

"That brings us to the The Faces, the famous drinking group!", chuckles Rod Stewart in this rare classic rock interview."That was the problem with The Faces: you could never get us out of the pub!" That may have been the only problem, then,…