In The Studio Archives: Medium Rare

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

Redbeard Rocks Christmas!-Playlist 2

Here is an additional hour of rare rockin’ Christmas songs in a non-stop streaming playlist. Want to have your cubicle as the center of the office Christmas party? Just fire these up, starting with the version of “O Come O Come Emanuel” from Bad Religion, plus Joan Jett “Little Drummer Boy”, one of...
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Redbeard Rocks Christmas! Playlist 1

Collecting rare Christmas and holiday rock songs to share at this time of year has been a hobby of mine ever since discovering the unreleased Jethro Tull chestnut “A Christmas Song” on a bootleg in Autumn 1971. Up until then, most of us were subjected either to Elvis Presley crooning “Blue Christmas”, the...
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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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Faces “Best Of” w/ Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Ian McLagan-pt 3

We have just received word of the passing of Small Faces/ The Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan at age 69, reportedly from a stroke. Ian has been living for some time in Austin,and was much beloved on both sides of the Atlantic. He joined me with Rolling Stone/ Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood to discuss...
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Kinks-Ultimate Collection-Ray Davies

My dear friend of over 30 years, Patrick , an Inspector with the London Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) as well as a guitarist and keen music fan , writes ," I just finished the newly-published book on the Kinks by author Nick Hasted (You Really Got Me:the Story of The Kinks). Seems like...
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Cream Singer/ Songwriter Jack Bruce Remembered

One of the great rock voices of all time, Jack Bruce, has died at age 71. Jack Bruce was highly significant in one of rock history’s most important bands as the main vocalist, lyrical  bass player, and main songwriter in the London-based power trio Cream along with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. In...
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Sting Climbs Aboard “The Last Ship” on Broadway

At In the Studio we present Sting hosting a fascinating look into both his  family history, retold as fable, as well as his bold Broadway musical , The Last Ship , his first new music in a decade. As Sting explains in part one, the bestselling 2005 memoir Broken Music and the 2007-2008...
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The Band-The Band 45th Anniversary-Robbie Robertson

When The Call's main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life's course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin...
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Dave Matthews Band-Under the Table & Dreaming 20th Anniversary-Dave Matthews

After meeting and interviewing Dave Matthews during the 1996 Horde Festival tour just as their second studio album, Crash, was being released, none of the subsequent successes of the Dave Matthews Band since then has surprised me. Sure, the fun-loving good time swing in their first big hit “What Would You Say”, with...
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Metallica-Load-James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

“He nicknamed me ‘Dr. No’ “, chuckles Metallica lead singer/ songwriter James Hetfield regarding his early recording collaboration with producer Bob Rock.” Every suggestion he made I’d say no. Over time we learned to think about his suggestions…” “And then say ‘No’ , ” interjects Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett with a deadpan...
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