These are the interviews from the most recent editions of the weekly national radio broadcast of In The Studio .

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Jackson Browne- Running On Empty 45th anniversary

Jackson Browne In the Studio with Redbeard for the backstory to December 1977’s "Running on Empty", his biggest seller forty-five years ago.
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Traffic- Mr Fantasy- Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Traffic albums "Mr Fantasy", "Traffic", and "John Barleycorn Must Die" included former Spencer Davis Group teen prodigy singer/organist/guitarist Steve Winwood, reed man Chris Wood, and drummer Jim Capaldi. Guitarist/singer Dave Mason, a former Spencer Davis roadie, shared a talent for  melody with the other three on the first two Traffic albums, but little else personality-wise, and was cut loose for the second and final time before the second album hit store shelves. Steve Winwood & the late Jim Capaldi joined me In the Studio.
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Lou Reed- Transformer 50th anniversary

Lou Reed focuses on his second post-Velvet Underground album,"Transformer" containing the Top 20 alterna-hit "Walk on the Wild Side". Rolling Stone magazine writers rank "Transformer"  at #109 now on their Top 500 All Time list.
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Steely Dan- Can’t Buy a Thrill 50th- Donald Fagen, the late Walter Becker

"Can't Buy a Thrill"  in November 1972 from Steely Dan this first varied assortment of smart pop from the songwriters Donald Fagen and Walter Becker sounds the least like any Steely Dan album which would follow, but my guests Donald Fagen & the late Walter Becker explain why that's the case In the Studio on the evergreen album's 50th anniversary.
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Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

"Days of Future Passed" Moody Blues mainstays Justin Hayward and John Lodge document the fascinating story of a true Hail Mary pass to avoid abject poverty and starvation, resulting not only in timeless hits "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Nights in White Satin" but also igniting a musical movement, Progressive Rock,
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George Harrison- Cloud Nine 35th anniversary

George Harrison's "Cloud Nine" comeback album thirty-five years ago included "When We Was Fab","Devil's Radio", the #1 cover of "Got My Mind Set on You", & the bluesy title song "Cloud Nine". The late George Harrison is my guest from In the Studio archives.
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Cream- Disraeli Gears @55- Eric Clapton, the late Jack Bruce

In 1967, nothing sounded quite like the songs on Cream's "Disraeli Gears": "Strange Brew","Sunshine of Your Love" (rivaled only by "Purple Haze" that same year as the most subversive single to ever penetrate Top 40 radio ); the elegant romantic falsetto of "Dance the Night Away"; and the psychedelic lyrics of "Tales of Brave Ulysses" absolutely mesmerized me with each repeated playing. Eric Clapton & the late Jack Bruce are my guests.
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Queen- News of the World 45th anniversary- Brian May

With the release of November 1977's "News of the World" , Queen had succeeded as four real "mates" on an international scale, which  would continue only to increase for the next decade. With four writers and vocalists, the band had a surplus of strong songs, while Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury possessed such an operatic voice that it's easy to forget that both Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor also sang lead on select songs. Brian May is my guest In the Studio.
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Kansas- Point of Know Return@45- Phil Ehart, Richard Williams, Kerry Livgren

With back-to-back quadruple platinum albums "Leftoverture"  in 1976 and "Point of Know Return"  barely eighteen months later, the band Kansas was assured of permanent statehood in rock history.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Street Survivors 45th- Gary Rossington, the late Charlie Daniels

The tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Street Survivors"  seems to have been hatched in the vivid imagination of Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, or William Faulkner, but the characters are so colorful, the childhood bonds so strong, the struggles so personal, the victories so inspiring, and the heartbreak so deep that there is simply no need for hyperbole in telling it. Gary Rossington is my guest In the Studio.