These are the classic rock interviews and rock music interviews from the most recent weekly episodes  of In The Studio with Redbeard.

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Dire Straits- Making Movies 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

In 1980 for their third album "Making Movies" , Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits' easily least melancholy, most upbeat batch of songs, Mark Knopfler joins me here In the Studio  for the tales behind "Expresso Love","Skateaway" "Solid Rock", the epic "Tunnel of Love", and  "Romeo and Juliet".
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George Harrison- All Things Must Pass 50th Anniversary

It is the  fiftieth anniversary of "All Things Must Pass" from the late George Harrison, who surprised everybody by becoming the most popular maker of solo music for the first five years after the Beatles called it a career. George Harrison talks easily about "What Is Life?","My Sweet Lord","Isn't It a Pity" from the triple LP massive ( and massively popular) All Things Must Pass; 
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REO Speedwagon- Hi Infidelity 40th- Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty

REO Speedwagon believed in their long game, and their long-suffering record label gave them TEN trips to the plate until the band touched all the bases in November 1980 with Hi Infidelity . Lead singer Kevin Cronin and band keyboard player co-founder Neal Doughty tell the worst-to-first ten year overnight sensation story In the Studio.
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Queen- A Night at the Opera 45th- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Forty-five years ago Queen sent out invitations for "A Night at the Opera" and the whole rock world RSVP'd. With Brian May and Roger Taylor here In the Studio.
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Doobie Brothers-Best pt 3-Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald

Even though my guest Tom Johnston sang and wrote their early hits "Listen to the Music" and "Long Train Runnin' ", and guest Michael McDonald did likewise on million-sellers "Takin' It to the Streets","It Keeps You Runnin'", & Grammy winners "What a Fool Believes" and"Minute by Minute", it is  guitarist/singer/songwriter Pat Simmons around whom the 25+ members have always rotated.
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Doobie Brothers- Best pt 2- Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons

The surprise success from "Black Water" afforded the Doobie Brothers some creative license on their next album, "Stampede",  released in April 1975. But as you will hear from Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, and the late Doobie drummer Mike Hossack, the non-stop grind of five years of one-nighters, stopping only long enough to record the next album, was starting to create stress fractures in the foundation of the band which  would sideline Tom Johnston with a bleeding ulcer and, ultimately, alter the sound of the Doobie Brothers for the next decade.
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Doobie Brothers Best pt 1

Doobie Brothers Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, and archival comments from the late original Doobie drummer Mike Hossack elected to the Rock Hall of Fame. Part one of three.
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“Shot in the Dark” Halloween Party Hosted by AC/DC’s Angus Young & Brian Johnson

Halloween is the perfect pandemic party time because everybody already wears a mask! So to "Power Up" your Halloween party playlist, I invited those monsters of rock, AC/DC's Angus Young and Brian Johnson, to join me here In the Studio  to share stories from Halloweens past while putting together a playlist of haunted hits by Van Halen, The Eagles, Metallica, The Outlaws, Blue Oyster Cult, Santana...and of course the new "Shot in the Dark" and classic AC/DC!
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ZZ Top- Afterburner 35th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

Thirty-five years ago ZZ Top's"Afterburner" came out. But don't go looking for it in the 2019 ZZ Top rockumentary film "That Little Ol' Band from Texas" .That otherwise well-done pastiche of just some of the chapters in this colorful trio's fifty year telenovella implied that all meaningful recording by ZZ Top wrapped at the conclusion of "Eliminator" way back in 1983. Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard join me here In the Studio  on the thirty-fifth anniversary of "Sleeping Bag","Stages","Woke Up with Wood", and "Planet of Women".
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Santana- Abraxas 50th- Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve

In the Studio we never featured a more influential, important, essential album than Santana 's second effort, "Abraxas" released in October 1970. Simply stated, this is the Magna Carta of World Music. Carlos Santana and Gregg Rolie are joined by drummer Michael Shrieve for the fiftieth anniversary.

Eddie Van Halen, Sammy Hagar In the Studio

Eddie Van Halen has died. Here he is In the Studio with Sammy Hagar, brother Alex Van Halen, & Michael Anthony for the story of "5150".
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Eddie Van Halen Dead- Story of “1984”

Eddie Van Halen, one of the most influential guitarists of the last half century, has died of throat cancer at age 65.
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Eddie Van Halen Dead, 65

Ed's dead. Eddie Van Halen has died of cancer at age 65.
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Van Halen II- Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, the late Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen has passed away from cancer, only 65. Cancer kills and smoking causes it.
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Led Zeppelin III 50th Anniversary- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Terry Manning

Led Zeppelin III  appeared October 5, 1970 with surprisingly little notice. Containing "The Immigrant Song","Gallows Pole", and "Since I've Been Loving You", Led Zeppelin III   also planted exotic seeds of sounds in "Friends" with its Middle Eastern orchestration, which would skip several subsequent albums only to germinate with legendary impact on Physical Grafitti . My guests Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and Led Zeppelin "III"  recording engineer at Ardent Studio in Memphis, Terry Manning, tell the story on the fiftieth anniversary.