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

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- Anthology- Greg Lake, Carl Palmer

If you had asked any follower of the white hot London music scene in 1969 prior to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer to wager on who would emerge as the most innovative bandleader, the smart money would have been on Jimmy Page's Led Zeppelin, King Crimson's…

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- Anthology pt 3- Greg Lake, Carl Palmer

It turns out that the final curtain did indeed come down on "the show that never ends, my friends..." in March 2016 with the sudden death of Keith Emerson followed shortly after with Greg Lake. The Emerson, Lake, and Palmer keyboard maestro…
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Steve Miller- Complete Greatest Hits

During our interview,Steve Miller reminded me that ,when Fly Like an Eagle came out 40 years ago,it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles,thoughtfully sequenced seamlessly,that I and my FM radio deejay brethren used to play entire sides of it(back when albums had sides) on the radio,uninterrupted...(more)
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Heart- Dreamboat Annie- Ann & Nancy Wilson

If there is a real-life Cinderella story in rock , this is it.Talk about "indie credibility"?These ladies wrote the book. When Heart's 1976 debut Dreamboat Annie was released in Spring 1976 on tiny Canadian label Mushroom Records, it was simply because not one major U.S.label was interested...(more)
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Beatles #1+ Songs- Paul McCartney

The Beatles #1+ sellers including "Lady Madonna","Hey Jude","Get Back","Something","Come Together","Let It Be", and "The Long and Winding Road". Paul McCartney hosts part two, and additional comments from my interviews with the late George Harrison are here, too

Band-The Band Best pt 2-Robbie Robertson

There is ample evidence in this conclusion of our two-part In the Studio  rockumentary on The Band as to why Robbie Robertson has always been one of my favorite musicians with whom to converse. A great storyteller gifted with rich language…

Styx- Grand Illusion- Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Dennis DeYoung

This classic rock interview with current Styx leaders Tommy Shaw and James "JY" Young focuses on the five consecutive studio multi-platinum releases Grand Illusion,  Pieces of Eight,  Cornerstone, Paradise Theater, and Kilroy Was Here.  For the complete story of this legendary run, former Styx member and band co-founder Dennis DeYoung adds context for those albums which include "Come Sail Away","Fooling Yourself"

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…

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

Ronnie Van Zant had a notorious reputation in Lynyrd Skynyrd's Jacksonville Florida hometown as a street fighting, straight razor-toting brawler. As undisputed band leader, Ronnie dealt out intraband discipline in a similar manner , according to lead guitarist the late Ed King here "In the Studio"...

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential- Gary Rossington

"Essential ". One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity. My guests guitarists Gary Rossington and the late Ed King,..

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

Interviews with Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Nick Mason about "The Endless River" for 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 but which nevertheless became that when Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright died in 2008.
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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…

Pink Floyd’s Rick Wright 3-94

The late original Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright was born July 28th.
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A&M Records 50th Anniversary pt1

No one would be surprised to find that A&M Records, the most successful independent American label, headquartered in Hollywood no less, had the majority of their pop and jazz music successes come from U.S. recording artists, starting with…

A&M Records 50th Anniversary pt 3

The conclusion of the A&M Records 50th anniversary with interviews and music from the Eighties and Nineties, including Bryan Adams and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell. Part 3 of 3   [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://s3.amazonaws.com/its-masters/a-m_records_50th/a-m-records-50th-anniversary-pt3.mp3"…