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

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…

Monterey Pop Festival 50th Anniversary-Art Garfunkel

The first great rock festival blossomed fifty years ago June 16-17-18 as the Monterey Pop Festival. One of the performers and Artistic Directors, Art Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel, recalls the pioneering event.

Byrds- Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman interviews

In a 24-month period beginning in Summer 1965, Los Angeles-based band The Byrds recorded and released four evolutionary albums which wrested the world's focus from the tidal wave of British Invasion bands led by The Beatles. The members of the…

Echoes In the Studio pt3-Alice Cooper,Ozzy Osbourne,Bob Weir,Eric Clapton,Tom Petty,Robert Plant

In memoriam pt 3: Echoes In the Studio, the voices of & tributes to fallen classic rockers.

Echoes In the Studio: Voices of Fallen Rockers- pt 1

In memoriam: the echoes of David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire of YES, & Chris Cornell. Hour one.

Echoes In the Studio-pt 2

In memoriam: Echoes In the Studio, pt 2.

Procol Harum- Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher, Robin Trower

The eclectic British band Procol Harum has the distinction of placing two of the most unlikely songs at the top of the singles chart five years apart, yet these same these guys put the capital "A" in "Art Rock"...

John Fogerty- Blue Moon Swamp

John Fogerty talks In the Studio about the Grammy winner Blue Moon Swamp"...

Men At Work- Business as Usual 35th Anniversary- Colin Hay

Men At Work managed to occupy the peak slot in America for 15 weeks. The songs "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Down Under" followed the Business As Usual debut album from Men At Work to #1 sales for all three in the U.S., something never before done by a rookie band, not even the Beatles.

Cream Reunion London May 2005- Eric Clapton, the late Jack Bruce

One of the most unlikely reunions in rock history wrapped up May 6 2005 when Cream performed the final of four nights at London's Royal Albert Hall.

ZZ Top- Complete- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

In Spring 1972 ZZ Top released the much-improved second album Rio Grande Mud,  the vastly  underrated follow-up to the woolly ZZ Top's First Album .  The stronger songwriting and much better production sound of such songs as "Francine","Just…

Van Halen- Diver Down 35th Anniversary- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony

Yet by 1982's "Diver Down" , Van Halen had become a series of contradictions , and are equaled only by Pink Floyd as the longest-running soap opera in rock ...(more)

Grand Funk Railroad-Best pt 2-Don Brewer, Mark Farner

Todd Rundgren brought some polish to Grand Funk's freight train in the studio, which also encouraged singing drummer Don Brewer to step up his game with songwriting and step up to the main vocal microphone with the #1 hit title song "We're an American Band".

Steve Perry- Street Talk Solo Best

Predictably, the induction of Journey into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rekindled several obvious questions once again with loyal fans, among them: why did the much-beloved and enormously successful Eighties line-up of the Bay Area band, fronted by Steve Perry, disband?

Joe Cocker (1972)-Sheffield Steel-Unchain My Heart-Night Calls Anniversaries

No less than four of Joe Cocker's many albums have significant anniversaries: "Joe Cocker (1972)","Sheffield Steel"('82),"Unchain My heart"('87), & "Night Calls" in 1992...