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YES- Fragile- Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman

The remarkably durable breakthrough album by progressive rockers YES which has turned out to be anything but "Fragile"...
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Pink Floyd- The Division Bell 25th Anniversary- David Gilmour, Nick Mason

When Pink Floyd's The Division Bell  was released twenty-five years ago this week, the term "Brexit" had not been coined and Theresa May did not need a hair colorist. Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking ( who did a cameo on the song "Keep Talking"…
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Supertramp- Breakfast in America 40th Anniversay- Roger Hodgson

Supertramp's Roger Hodgson joins Redbeard In the Studio on the 40th anniversary of "Breakfast in America".

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- Brain Salad Surgery 45th Anniversary- Carl Palmer

It certainly is no accident that Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, and Carl Palmer each had a hand in actually defining the Prog Rock sound, albeit individually in separate bands, Emerson as a keyboard innovator with The Nice; Greg Lake writing and…

YES- Talk 25th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin

Before their 1994 album Talk   was even released, YES co-founder/ singer Jon Anderson and band sparkplug Trevor Rabin came to my Q102 afternoon radio show in Dallas/ Ft.Worth to hand-deliver  and talk about it. The album underwent a two-year…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

For In the Studio episode #25, the many myths surviving the Moody Blues' groundbreaking November 1967 second album Days of Future Passed  were variously confirmed, corrected, and embellished by my guests Justin Hayward and John Lodge here…
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YES- 90125 35th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye

After experiencing YES for my third tour, performing in the round on a revolving stage in Fall 1978 in Memphis, I distinctly recall thinking that this was the best way to see any band larger than a quartet.  YES had always consisted of musicians…

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…