In The Studio Archives: Medium Rare


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

Whitesnake- Best- with David Coverdale

For the architect one of the best-selling hard rock albums in history, Whitesnake ’87 , here are some of the questions we posed to Whitesnake king cobra David Coverdale  In The Studio : what happens when the former Deep Purple and Whitesnake powerhouse singer is diagnosed with a chronic sinus infection midway through...
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Judas Priest-Point of Entry 35th Anniversary- Rob Halford

All of the members of Judas Priest grew up in or around the northern industrial English city of Birmingham amidst coal mines,steel factories,iron ore smelters,and the mountainous piles of waste ,or"slag", an inevitable by-product from such heavy industry(the most notorious "slag heap"in rock is the album cover photo on The Who's...
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Joe Cocker Passed a Year Ago-The Redbeard Interview

Dear sweet soft-spoken Joe Cocker  passed away a year ago after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Joe was 70. A magnificent singer who remained modest after a 40+ year career, inexplicably Joe Cocker has never been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Joe Cocker occupied a unique role in...
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John Lennon’s Assassin Had a Hit List, According to David Bowie

Honestly , no matter how thoroughly I prepare for an interview with a musician , I never can be totally certain of what might be revealed . I've been rattled more than once by a revelation from a musician for which there had been no previous report , but none more stunning than...
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Meat Loaf Reveals Gotti Mob Threats Forced Exile to Europe in the ’80s

If you think Meat Loaf‘s approach to rock’n’roll is theatrical and bombastic, wait until you hear the all-too-true tale of big money and influence which threatened not only his career but his safety in this classic rock interview. This often hilarious, sometimes sobering conversation featuring musical highlights from Bat Out of Hell (“You...
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