Bon Jovi-New Jersey- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

2013 was  a notable one for the band Bon Jovi. First, after performing live at the big charity concert telethon to raise donations for Hurricane Sandy victims, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation pledged a whopping $1 million donation to rebuild…

Joe Walsh- The Smoker You Drink- But Seriously Folks

Happy birthday Joe Walsh Monday (20th), How ya doin' ?

The Police- Synchronicity-Sting, Stewart Copeland

On their first U.S.tour in early 1979, the three members of The Police arrived for their first interview at my Memphis ROCK 103 radio studio in a station wagon. Barely 15 months later they returned to take me to lunch, except this time they…

Rod Stewart-Time-the Redbeard Interview

Blame Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles. Before them, Artist and Repertoire execs at a record company chose a songwriter's tune, then matched it with a separate singer or vocal group in hopes of making a hit (sorry to break it to you,…

Fixx-Reach the Beach 30th anniversary

By definition, contemporary music is conceived and expressed, and thereby influenced, by the condition of the world in which it finds itself. It is safe to say that the transition from the end of the 1970s decade into the  dawn of the Eighties…

Edgar Winter- Best- with the late Ronnie Montrose

This is an encore including Edgar Winter and also Edgar Winter Group lead guitarist Ronnie Montrose prior to his death in March 2012. Songs include "Tobacco Road","Keep Playing That Rock'n'Roll","Still Alive and Well" with big brother Johnny…

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Suffered Father's Gay Intolerance

(This is part four of my Ian Anderson interview about the brilliant Thick As a Brick 2 and the forthcoming continuation Homo Erraticus, to be performed on the 22-date UK tour in May, and move on to various concerts in Europe through the Summer,…

Who Quadrophenia2 seg 3

(cont)... As The Who's recognized Quadrophenia auteur , Townshend has assessed their almost half-century of musical creation and found it to be good . Pete is a delightful , witty , thoughtful , and refreshingly honest conversationalist who can easily and effectively examine The Who's epic 1973 opus through a slightly-detached , objective eye which only the passage of time , and maturity , can provide . -Redbeard

Who "Quadrophenia" part 1

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey join me In the Studio in this week's classic rock interview for the first in a two-part look at the new Quadrophenia Director's Cut box set , the last word on Townshend's 1974 rock opera, which certainly is much more appreciated today than upon its initial release ...(more)