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Foreigner Live with the 21st Century Orchestra- Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen

It is only fitting that Mick Jones, the British ex-pat who founded Foreigner more than four decades ago, should be the last man standing of the original band  two decades into the twenty-first century. Here Mick is joined by current Foreigner lead singer Kelly Hansen.
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Paul McCartney- Flowers in the Dirt 35th Anniversary

Paul McCartney for "Flowers in the Dirt" 35th anniversary In the Studio with Redbeard !
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- In Step 35th Anniversary

1989 album "In Step" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, just the mere facts are impressive. "In Step" was the Texas trio's fourth studio album, but their first after Vaughan's collapse and near death from substance abuse." In Step"  won a Grammy Award, one of six Vaughan amassed, while racking up the best sales of Vaughan's lauded career because of "The House is Rockin'","Crossfire", "Tightrope","Let Me Love You Baby", and the stunner "Riviera Paradise". Yet the significance of In Step   as a musical statement of intent cannot be told by mere sales or awards. It can only be assessed by the friends who knew Stevie Vaughan best (Eric Clapton), the musicians who inspired him first (Buddy Guy, the late Doyle Bramhall), the players who supported him before and after recovery(Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon), the musicians who in turn Vaughan inspired (Joe Bonamassa ), and the biographer who tried to capture his lightning in a bottle (author Joe Nick Patoski). They are all In Step here In the Studio.
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Echoes In the Studio 2024- In Memoriam

This Memorial Day weekend, we present our annual tribute to rockers now gone with "Echoes In the Studio", a fond farewell to some of those musicians we have lost, in their own words and, in some cases, through personal memoirs by other musician peers. In this part one of four, we salute Tina Turner, Jeff Beck, Meat Loaf, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, Procol Harum's Gary Brookr and Keith Reid by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Stevie Nicks.
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The Who- Tommy 55th- Pete Townshend pt1

The many stages of The Who's "Tommy" conception, gestation, and birth as the first successful rock opera are further revealed, it seems, every time "Tommy"  composer Pete Townshend cleans out a storage closet. Townshend joins Redbeard In the Studio to present this rock sonogram of The Who "Tommy"  while still in the creative womb, on "Tommy" 's 55th anniversary, part 1.
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Bad Company- Bad Company 50th- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

"Bad Company" was one of the most successful debuts in rock history fifty years ago because of "Can't Get Enough","Rock Steady","Movin' On","Ready for Love", "Seagull", and the title song. Here is the real story from Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, and Mick Ralphs In the Studio with Redbeard.
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Carlos Santana Celebrates Cinqo de Mayo

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & Grammy Award record holder Carlos Santana has thoughts about identity, inclusion, and immigration on this Cinqo de Mayo.
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Chicago Transit Authority pt2- Robert Lamm

Chicago co-founder Robert Lamm with Redbeard "In the Studio" for Chicago Transit Authority pt 2.
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Chicago Transit Authority 55th Anniversary- Robert Lamm

"Chicago Transit Authority" marks the double nickel anniversary of the juggernaut Chicago in in 1969. This interview with Robert Lamm is part 1 of 2.