In The Studio Archives: Classic Rock Interview


These are the interviews from the most recent editions of the weekly national radio broadcast of In The Studio .

Eric Clapton-Forever Man part 1

This exclusive interview with Eric Clapton covers a lot of ground simply because no matter what era or decade you pick since 1965, EC was there in a remarkably consistent, influential way: Yardbirds; John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers;  Cream; Blind Faith with Steve Winwood; Derek and the Dominos with Duane Allman. And yet he has...
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Hall of Fame In Step with Texas Pride & Joy Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

For the conclusion of our “Best Of” celebrating the induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, we have assembled honorees Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton along with friends Eric Clapton, blues master Buddy Guy, 21st century SRV acolyte Joe Bonamassa, biographer Joe Nick Patoski,...
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble Rock Hall of Fame pt 1

Far be it for me to attempt to explain how we here in Texas felt about Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – their world-wide success; his redemption from profound life-threatening drug and alcohol addiction; then his devastating loss at age 35 in a helicopter crash just after midnight August 27, 1990. For...
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Billy Joel-Glass Houses 35th Anniversary

Billy Joel took a big risk in March 1980 by following blockbusters The Stranger  and 52nd Street with the surprisingly stripped down garage rock arrangements of Glass Houses. But lest you get the wrong idea, it was the approach that was lean, not the material. Some of his best songs are here, including...
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Genesis R-Kive pt 2-Duke 35th Anniversary-Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

Thirty-five years ago we were not even ninety days into a new decade when Genesis, now a trio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, released their Duke album. Though the veteran progressive rockers’ tenth (!) studio album, it contained their first Top 15 US hits, “Misunderstanding” and “Turn It On Again”...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-Essential pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

( Find part one here ) Even as the band traveled abroad to London for the first time on the infamous 1975 “Torture Tour”, Lynyrd Skynyrd  guitarist Gary Rossington explains in this week’s classic rock interview that lead singer/ lyricist Ronnie Van Zant found it hard to outrun his own shadow. As eldest...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential pt 1-Gary Rossington, Ed King

One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity to this day. My guests guitarists Gary Rossington and Ed King, the late guitarist Allen Collins, keyboard player Billy Powell, bass player Leon Wilkeson, original drummer Bob Burns, and singer/ lyricist Ronnie Van Zant were the...
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Led Zeppelin-Physical Graffiti 40th pt 2- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page

“Traveling the world was now a constant thing…The whole thing was becoming a creative process”, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page said recently at a press conference marking the fortieth anniversary deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti . By the time of composing for this, their sixth studio album, Led Zeppelin’s international success was taking their...
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Led Zeppelin-Physical Graffiti 40th Anniversary pt 1-Jimmy Page

In the delightful 2008 electric guitar documentary film It Might Get Loud starring Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page along with The Edge from U2 and Jack White, we finally get a glimpse inside the English country manor house known as Headley Grange,  immortalized as the site of recording Led Zeppelin‘s record-breaking fourth album....
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