Rare musician interviews by Redbeard not part of the weekly radio series .

The Doors- Strange Days 55th anniversary- the late Ray Manzarek

"Strange Days", The Doors' second album in only nine months,  was uncanny in capturing seismic changes already underway in America which would signal the end to the all-too-brief "Summer of Love" in 1967. The Doors’ late co-founder Ray Manzarek In the Studio for "Strange Days" to mark its 55th anniversary.

Mark Knopfler- Kill to Get Crimson 15th anniversary

Mark Knopfler's fifth solo album, "Kill to Get Crimson", released in September 2007, has a distinctive late Fifties Post War perspective,"...but it's not nostalgia. It's something else," Mark insists.

Talking Heads ’77- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

"I think that Talking Heads were one of the first groups who tried not to be about a fantasy that was bigger than life, but tried to be about being strong within a life that was ultimately real."- Jerry Harrison, In the Studio for "Talking Heads '77" forty-fifth anniversary. .

Mott the Hoople- All the Young Dudes 50th anniversary- Ian Hunter

One of Britain's most beloved party bands this side of The Faces, Mott the Hoople is still revered there with sold-out tours, and we were so fortunate to have Mott main man Ian Hunter join me In the Studio.

Creed- My Own Prison 25th anniversary

On "My Own Prison" 's twenty-fifth anniversary of "Torn","What's This Life For?", "One", and the title song, here is my charming conversation with Creed lead singer/ lyricist Scott Stapp, guitarist/songwriter Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips, and original bass guitarist Brian Marshall from December 1998.

INXS- Early Best- Andrew & Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

It was their third album,"Shabooh Shoobah", where INXS finally made the leap to America and the UK late in 1982 with "The One Thing"and "Don't Change". For the story of INXS' formative years, the band's keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there,  in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood,  the mercurial snake-hipped Michael Hutchence;

Van Morrison- St. Dominic’s Preview 50th anniversary

With Belfast-born Van Morrison's July 1972 sixth album "Saint Dominic's Preview", the mainstream rock audience finally caught up to the quality jazzy, folksy rhythm'n'blues Morrison had been belting out consistently since critics began lauding his debut,"Astral Weeks". This rare recent classic rock interview was conducted in Belfast by the BBC's intrepid John Bennett.

George Thorogood Talks Baseball

When Major League Baseball presents their mid-summer classic the All Star Game, they have a treasure trove of more than a century of legendary sportswriting, reporting, play-by-play radio and television recordings, Hollywood movies, books, and the sublime Ken Burns episodic tv documentary from which to draw. While Ken Burns had Negro League player/coach Buck McWilliams, sportswriter Studs Terkel, and George Plimpton, here In the Studio we have former minor league ( one season, "A" League) player George Thorogood to talk about baseball.

Chicago V- L – Robert Lamm

In the Studio with composer/singer Robert Lamm for the fiftieth anniversary of Chicago's first #1 selling album, Chicago V.

Redbeard Rocks Freedom 4th Playlist

Redbeard Rocks! 4th of July freedom themed playlist for your holiday. Remember, it's "MAY God bless America", y'all. Too many people tellin' God what to do is a big part of the problem.