Entries by In The Studio with Redbeard

Bryan Adams- I Fought the Law- Belgium 1988

Bryan Adams has always been a terrific live performer. Case in point: when I visited Bryan  at his Vancouver home way back in September 1988 to discuss his career breakthrough Cuts Like a Knife  in 1983 and his star-making blockbuster Reckless   in 1984, the band had just completed a very successful European tour including […]

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes 40th Anniversary

In my series of interviews about the fortieth anniversary of the making of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ breakthrough third album Damn the Torpedoes, a modern day thriller complete with intrigue, heroes, villains, intimidation, brawling, and courtroom drama, the Gainseville Gator revealed the personal battles that Tom and the Heartbreakers had to fight just so […]

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“The Band” 50th Anniversary- Robbie Robertson

When The Call’s main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life’s course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz , The Band’s Thanksgiving 1976 swan song , shows how that kind of epiphany could happen . But the earliest work of this quintet with the generic name is no less impressive : when Rolling Stone magazine writers compiled their Top 500 Albums of All Time , The Band’s 1968 debut Music from Big Pink ranked at #34 . That’s almost twenty places higher than The Beatles’ debut !… (more)