Roger Waters admitted to me that in 1980 Pink Floyd had been guaranteed one million dollars per night to perform The Wall on a stadium tour. “And I refused to do it outdoors,” Waters tells me in this classic rock interview. “But how can you do a show, that’s about the alienation you feel about doing stadium shows, in a stadium?”
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The late original Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright was born July 28th.
The mid-Eighties was a most difficult time for the titans of rock’s Second Generation. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who were no longer recording, touring, and in some cases even SPEAKING together. Rock’n’roll was officially in full-blown midlife crisis …
In memoriam: Echoes In the Studio, pt 2.
David Gilmour joins Redbeard In the Studio on the 35th anniversary of Gilmour’s 1984 solo album “About Face”.
For the 40th anniversary of Van Halen “II”, Eddie & Alex Van Halen plus Michael Anthony In The Studio.
This was my second interview with Parsons, the producer/engineer/electronic composer, the first occurring a decade earlier and specifically focused on the Alan Parson Project’s breakthrough 1977 album I Robot, their second . This time we would cover the three million-sellers that followed between 1978 and 1982, Pyramid, The Turn of a Friendly Card, and Eye in the Sky. Parsons was at the time releasing the album A Valid Path, the summation of a divorce, a move from his native England to Southern California, remarrying, & building his own recording studio, where this interview was done.
It is the fifth anniversary of Deep Purple’s impressive, muscular “comeback” album “Now What?!” April 26, 2013, and DP’s Roger Glover joins Redbeard In the Studio.
Many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom seriously by 1972, the peak year for this “progressive “ rock movement which had matured with spectacular results, both artistically and commercially. It was the result of a combination of new technology ( the Mellotron , which crudely emulated choral and orchestral sounds ) […]
Redbeard rocks the solar eclipse with this custom playlist!