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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It seems that stardom for The Police had occurred in the UK after the release of their second album, "Regatta de Blanc" , but mainstream popularity in the U.S. still eluded them until October 1980's "Zenyatta Mondatta". My guests In the Studio are Police-men Sting, Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers for the album's 40th anniversary.
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Ozzy Osbourne In the Studio on the fortieth anniversary of "Blizzard of Ozz".
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In late 1970 the world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity with their second album, "Paranoid", felt increasingly like a dangerous place. In this classic rock interview original Black Sabbath singer / lyricist Ozzy Osbourne has fond memories of those days when he and his mates from the working-class neighborhood Aston decided to ditch their trendy blues music, cut the band down from a 6-piece to four, and started doing what Ozzy characterizes in this classic rock interview as "spooky music".
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"You try following up Dark Side of the Moon. Go on, just try it!" playfully admonishes Pink Floyd guitarist/ singer David Gilmour."We've been trying to do it ever since!", laughs drummer Nick Mason. Gilmour and Mason are my guests, Roger Waters makes a cameo, and we include archive comments from the late keyboard player Richard Wright to round out the definitive classic rock interview regarding Wish You Were Here on its forty-fifth anniversary.
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Queensryche co-founder/ composer/ guitarist Chris DeGarmo and former singer/ songwriter Geoff Tate may be gone now ( the former pilots corporate jets, the latter heads the band Operation Mindcrime ), but they tell the story of the blockbuster four million-seller Empire and the amazing songs “Best I Can”, “Jet City Woman”,”Della Brown”,” Resistance”,”Hand on Heart”, even a live performance from London’s Hammersmith Odeon just weeks after Empire’s 1990 release.
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"It's true, I'm a dream to some and a nightmare to others," David Coverdale quips about the seemingless endless line of musicians filing through the revolving turnstile at the members entrance to his band Whitesnake. David Coverdale joins ne In the Studio on the 30th anniversary of Whitesnake headlining Donington 1990.
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Pat Benatar In the Studio for her multi-million seller second album forty years ago, “Crimes of Passion”.
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The Moody Blues' sixth album, "A Question of Balance", released fifty summers ago, unfolded like a sweeping cinematic epic playing in the panorama between your ears. The antithesis of a Top 40 band, nevertheless "A Question of Balance" contained the dynamic hit "Question" plus "Dawning is the Day","How is It We Are Here","It's Up to You", and the classic "Melancholy Man". Justin Hayward and John Lodge co-host here In the Studio
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John Mellencamp's "Scarecrow" album released in August 1985 was loaded with hits, including "Small Town","Lonely Ol' Night", and "R.O.C.K. in the USA". His list of Top 20 hit songs is extensive enough to require the double-disc "Words and Music" compilation, but it was the album tracks starting with Scarecrow's "Minutes to Memories", worthy of inclusion in the great Paul Simon songbook, which revealed his songcraft to me.
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How then do we explain Creedence Clearwater Revival and their five hit albums in three years, leaving the best for July 1970's "Cosmo's Factory" , all written, arranged, produced, and sung solely by John Fogerty fifty years ago? Enjoy my very rare classic rock interview.
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In the Studio with Joe Walsh for The James Gang "Rides Again" fiftieth anniversary.
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Notably, like AC/DC "Back in Black" forty years ago, several of the best-selling hard rock albums in history also have been made under the most dire of circumstances amidst tremendous tragedy and loss:
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Southern Rock giant Charlie Daniels has died at age 83.
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Two of my all-time faves remain the cinderella story beginnings of Heart in 1976 with "Dreamboat Annie" and the "comeback" album almost a decade later, "Heart" . This hit machine in 1985 reinvented Heart for the MTV Eighties with "If Looks Could Kill","What About Love","Never","These Dreams", and "Nothing at All". Wow. Nancy Wilson and singing sistuh Ann Wilson join me here In the Studio on the thirty-fifth anniversary of "Heart" ('85).
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Fleetwood Mac “Fleetwood Mac” in July 1975 sold over twenty times more than any previous Fleetwood Mac album. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood are In the Studio.