In The Studio Archives: Medium Rare

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

Simple Minds-Don’t You Forget About Me-Jim Kerr pt1

Jim Kerr,March 1991- My Dallas/Ft.Worth radio station Q-102 promoted and hosted countless popular film premieres in the '80s and '90s which gave thousands of listeners the opportunity to see major motion pictures first and for free. I remember 25 years ago attending the one for the Brat Pack movie The Breakfast Club...
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David Bowie-Young Americans 40th Anniversary

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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Eric Johnson-Ah Via Musicom 25th Anniversary

Phenomenally gifted guitarist Eric Johnson‘s career arc resembles not so much a rainbow but rather an EKG. He played lead guitar in the Austin blink-and-you-miss’em band The Electromagnets, then spent the first half of the Eighties packing five hundred to three thousand seaters with stunned musicians ( including Jeff Skunk Baxter & Steve...
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James Taylor-Sweet Baby James 45th Anniversary

“Won’t you look down upon me Jesus, you gotta help me make a stand, Just gotta see me through another day My body’s aching and my time is at hand, I won’t make it any other way…“-J.T. For me, James Taylor‘s music was the soundtrack of my life, the music that ushered me...
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Damn Yankees 25th Annivesary-Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Ted Nugent, Michael Cartellone

The Nineties’ first supergroup actually lived up to the hype: containing Styx singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw, Night Ranger‘s singer/songwriter Jack Blades, drummer Michael Cartellone, and whackmaster Ted Nugent, the Damn Yankees debut twenty-five years ago sold a whopping two million copies of melodic rockers “Coming of Age”,”Runaway”,”Come Again”, and the soaring #3 hit single...
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Queensryche-Sign of the Times Best-Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo

Back in the glory years when members of Queensryche spent more time in a backstage dressing room together rather than a court room, lots of smart, challenging, powerful, yet melodic music was made for over almost three decades. Singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will continue his career known as Operation:Mindcrime, but here In the Studio...
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Boz Scaggs-Best Of

More accurately this Boz Scaggs interview falls under “Ultra Rare, as the Dallas Texas native, long residing in the San Francisco Bay area, has led one of the more private lives in contemporary music. Part one  details his journey out of Texas as a sideman with Dallas schoolmate  Steve Miller in Chicago, then...
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Joe Cocker Passes at 70-The Redbeard Interview

Dear sweet soft-spoken Joe Cocker has passed away 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 rock’n’roll. He...
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Pink Floyd-The Endless River-The Redbeard Interview-David Gilmour,Nick Mason

Brand new interviews aboard Pink Floyd‘s floating studio on the Thames River with David Gilmour and Nick Mason regarding the surprise album of the 21st century, Pink Floyd’s The Endless River. This is a fascinating back story of a “final ” musical statement, 1994’s The Division Bell, which was never intended to be...
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