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30 Years Ago In the Studio: Kansas- Leftoverture 11-14-88

In the Fall 1988, Kansas had reunited most of the original band and they were eager to talk, plus key man Kerry Livgren, who had retired from touring in order to become a Georgia farmer, had parked his John Deere and picked up his Les Paul to do some Contemporary Christian solo albums, so suddenly he became available as well to talk about "Leftoverture", the 1976 four million seller from Kansas.

In the Studio 8-8-88: Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon

A Pink Floyd interview has always been one of the most difficult "gets" in the music journalism business, but at the time thirty years ago when In the Studio launched in Summer 1988 amidst public sniping between former member Roger Waters and…

In the Studio#4- The YES Album 7-18-88

In Fall 1987 YES was still surfing the crest of a wave of resurgent popularity which had begun four years earlier with the comeback album of the decade, 90125 . At the time they were touring Texas, playing arenas in support of the follow up…

In the Studio #2: Jethro Tull "Aqualung"- Ian Anderson 7-4-88

In the Studio #2 was broadcast the week of July 4, 1988 and featured my interview with Ian Anderson about the 1971 album "Aqualung".

Deep Purple- Now What?! Fifth Anniversary- Roger Glover

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.
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Moody Blues- Over the Threshold of Their Dream

Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back, it's surprising how consistent their musical vision has remained regardless of musical trend or fashion , and singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Hayward modestly acknowledges that critics either love them or crucify them for it.
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Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon 45th Anniversary- David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters

...the forty-fifth anniversary of the progressive rock masterpiece by Pink Floyd which not even "Time" can "Eclipse": The Dark Side of the Moon !

Moody Blues- Seventh Sojourn- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

When the subject of rock star excess and decadence is broached, the last band that could possibly come to mind would be Birmingham England's Moody Blues. After all singer/ lead guitarist Justin Hayward, bass guitarist/ singer John Lodge, keyboardist…

Peter Gabriel- Us 25th Anniversary- pt 1

"I'm pleased that it's now getting better regarded with hindsight," Peter Gabriel admits about his Autumn 1992 sixth studio album, Us . "I think it had some of my best songs on it." No argument here: Us  subjects, like the deep funky grooves, …