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Jethro Tull- 50th Anniversary pt 2- Ian Anderson

The first decade of Jethro Tull's half century which we explored here last week, occupying that musical territory only big enough for itself, where ancient-sounding heath-covered acoustic numbers combined with sprawling progressive rock, fitting…

Peter Frampton- Black Hole Sun- Austin 10-18-11

Way way back to even the eponymous Humble Pie  album in 1969 when barely out of his teens, I thought that Peter Frampton's lyrical, almost jazzy lead guitar figures set him apart from so many of his less imaginative peers, and it has been…

"Melissa Etheridge" 30th, "Yes I Am" 25th Anniversaries

We all know how powerful first impressions are. So regardless of the thirty years that it has been since we first met for a live Q102 Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio interview on the occasion of the release of her debut Melissa Etheridge  in May 1988,…
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Jethro Tull- 50 for 50, pt 1- Ian Anderson

Even though I only attended college for three days ( that's not a typo, days, not years or even semesters ), I got an education which served me a lifetime from the guy who roomed next to me in the freshman dorm. In those three days he introduced…

Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty-Susie Q-I Put a Spell on You 50th Anniversary

An In the Studio 50th anniversary exclusive, here's John Fogerty and his terrific band performing live at rehearsal in Burbank in 1997 reprising two  songs which Fogerty's  Creedence Clearwater Revival covered on their debut released in May…

Simon and Garfunkel- Bookends 50th Anniversary- Art Garfunkel

At least indirectly, we have the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  in 1967 as inspiration for the Simon and Garfunkel masterpiece Bookends  the following year, according to long tall tenor Art Garfunkel here In the Studio. Certainly…

Rolling Stones- Miss You-London Hyde Park July 2013

The fifty+ year phenomenon Rolling Stones sounding miraculously vital when playing their "local", London's Hyde Park, back in July 2013. This should tee you up for Mick, Keef, and Woody visiting the week of June 11 here In the Studio  to share…
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Foreigner Live with the 21st Century Orchestra- Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen

It is only fitting that Mick Jones, the British ex-pat who founded Foreigner more than four decades ago, should be the last man standing of the original band nearly two decades into the twenty-first century. With the myriad of changes in both…

Alan Parsons Project- Pyramid 40th Anniversary

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.

Jethro Tull- 50 for 50, pt1- Ian Anderson 5-28

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull joins Redbeard here In the Studio for fifty hand-picked Jethro Tull chestnuts across fifty years of the eclectic collective beginning the week of May 28 and continuing through the week of June 4. Part one covers the…