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Doyle Bramhall- Legendary Texas Singer/Songwriter

...(cont) In tribute to this wonderful sweet man, here's my October 2007 exclusive interview with Big Doyle Bramhall . Meanwhile , our prayers are with his wife/manager Barbara Logan,twin brother Dale , older brother Ronnie, his daughter Georgia Bramhall of Austin, and Doyle II , as well as his countless friends and fans . -Redbeard

Boston-Boston

In the Summer of 1975, a year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history, the band Boston did not even exist . A year later Tom Scholz's seven year basement tapes would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits ...(more)

Bryan Adams-Waking Up the Neighbours

...(cont) when you actually write out the fact that Bryan Adams sold 16,000,000 copies worldwide of Waking Up the Neighbours twenty years ago , it starts to take up some real estate on the page . In this week's classic rock interview , Bryan explains how one song in particular ,"Everything I Do, I Do It for You" , appearing under the closing credits at the very end of the Kevin Costner film Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves , put this album in front of people in places where his music had never penetrated . -Redbeard

Moody Blues- Icon 2 best of the '80s

Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back on their latest compilation Icon 2 , 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. "At least we've been #1 without being outrageous !" Hayward chuckles in this week's classic rock interview. "It's the larger-than-life things that happen in this (entertainment) world, but that's why we've made a point of not following any trend or any fashion , just doing our own music and trusting our own judgment, and doing what we wanted to do. We've been under a lot of pressure to compromise . We've never given in to that pressure..."(more)
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Steve Miller

This month's featured classic rock interview is with Steve Miller Steve Miller: Well, at this point, I’ve always loved to play music, and from the time I was five years old to now it’s always been exciting to me to play. And to entertain people and to have a band and I was just yesterday afternoon I was thinking about oooh, it won’t be long now just another few weeks and we’ll be back out on the road and I’ll be all excited and I’ll be walking from the bus to the stage and to play my music. And for me, it’s been the blessing of my life...(more)

Tom Waits- Blue Valentine 1978

In 1978 my pick for album of the year was Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town,which no doubt topped many such lists that year.Second by a gnat's eyelash on my list,however,was Blue Valentine by Tom Waits,an album which I can cherish easily for another thirty years...(more)

Alice Cooper

...(cont)after recording two unsuccessful albums -Pretties for You and Easy Action- on Frank Zappa's Straight Records label,Alice Cooper headed for Furnier's birthplace of Detroit in hopes of better luck.Inking a deal with Warner Brothers,they actually released two albums in1971 ,Love It to Death and Killer , with both albums becoming instant successes .On the brink of his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Alice Cooper tells us how it all happened In The Studio.-Redbeard