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

Eric Clapton- Forever Man pt 2

This portion of my in-depth interview with Eric Clapton is  gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, yet ultimately life affirming. It finds the acclaimed musician successfully in recovery after more than twenty years of substance abuse, experiencing…

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble pt 1

Far be it for me to attempt to explain how we here in Texas felt about Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - their world-wide success; his redemption from profound life-threatening drug and alcohol addiction; then his devastating loss at age…

Bad Company-Straight Shooter-Paul Rodgers,Mick Ralphs,Simon Kirke

The year 1974 must have seemed quite a whirlwind for Brit blues-rockers Bad Company. As former members of Free, singer/ songwriter Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, along with guitarist/ songwriter Mick Ralphs ex-Mott the Hoople, and bass…

Billy Joel- Glass Houses

Billy Joel took a big risk in March 1980 by following blockbusters The Stranger   and 52nd Street   with the surprisingly stripped down garage rock arrangements of Glass Houses.  But lest you get the wrong idea, it was the approach by Billy…

Genesis- R-Kive pt 2- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

We were not even ninety days into the new Eighties decade when Genesis, now a trio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, released their Duke  album. Though the veteran progressive rockers' tenth (!) studio album, it contained…

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Essential pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

( Find part one here ) Even as the band traveled abroad to London for the first time on the infamous 1975 "Torture Tour", Lynyrd Skynyrd  guitarist Gary Rossington explains in this week's classic rock interview that lead singer/ lyricist Ronnie…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential pt1- Gary Rossington

One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity to this day. My guests guitarists Gary Rossington and the late Ed King, the late guitarist Allen Collins, keyboard player…

Pink Floyd- The Endless River- David Gilmour, Nick Mason

Pink Floyd's The Endless River is the fascinating back story of a "final " musical statement, 1994's The Division Bell, which was never intended to be the superstar progressive rock band's last word.

Rolling Stones-Let It Bleed- Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor

"They were pretty normal, actually, for a rock'n'roll band," says Mick Taylor laconically In the Studio, who at the age of 21 replaced Rolling Stones founding guitarist Brian Jones  in July 1969 in front an estimated quarter million fans in…
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Eric Johnson-Europe Live

The kind of gushing, jaw-dropping reaction to Austin guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Eric Johnson has been pretty much consistent since he started attracting heady praise in the mi-1970s as guitarist in the Electromagnets. By 1980 Eric Johnson…