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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Bad Company- Run With the Pack 45th- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

Bad Company lead singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers, guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs, and drummer Simon Kirke all agreed that being the first band signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label, as well as sharing management with them, was advantageous. However the expectations for this "supergroup", containing Rodgers and Kirke from Free and Ralphs from Mott the Hoople, were exceedingly high for "Run With the Pack"  in 1976.
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David Bowie- Station to Station 45th Anniversary

"The way you change Music is by changing the music," David Bowie told me, without any hint of irony whatsoever, as we discussed  1976's Station to Station. Songs include "Golden Years","Stay" ,"TVC 1-5" ( Bowie said that the unused tune for the Man...Earth soundtrack was about a girl and her relationship with her television),"Wild is the Wind" , and the title song, often cited by post-punk bands including The Cars, Talking Heads, and Gary Numan as a major influence.
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Styx- Paradise Theatre 40th- Tommy Shaw, James Young

If I told you that forty years ago  one of America's top music acts released a concept album that  identified growing cracks in the foundation of our society and presciently predicted everything we find today, who would you guess it was? Bob Dylan? Neil Young? Crosby Stills and Nash? I doubt that Styx would come to mind to many, but that is precisely what "Paradise Theater"  was, part lament, part warning. Current members Tommy Shaw, JY, & Lawrence Gowan all weigh in as does ex-member Dennis DeYoung on "Paradise Theater" 's fortieth anniversary.
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ZZ Top First Album 50th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

In Spring 1972 ZZ Top released the much-improved second album Rio Grande Mud,  the vastly  underrated follow-up to the woolly ZZ Top's First Album  containing "Brown Sugar".  The stronger songwriting and much better production sound of such…
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Peter Frampton Comes Alive @ 45

Peter Frampton interview In the Studio for "Frampton Comes Alive" on its 45th anniversary.
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Styx- Equinox 45th Anniversary- James Young, Tommy Shaw

there was high drama and great music before with the third-time's-the-charm "Lady", then 1975's strong Equinox   album containing "Light Up", "Lorelei", and the timeless "Suite: Madame Blue". Band leaders even today James "JY" Young and Tommy Shaw look back on the Equinox  forty-fifth anniversary along with the original former co-founding member who wrote and sang all of those songs, Dennis DeYoung
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Spirit- Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus- Jay Ferguson

In order to explore the Spirit concept album "The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus"  on its golden anniversary, we sit down with singer/ songwriter/ keyboard player Jay Ferguson to hear "Animal Zoo"," Mr Skin", and "Nature's Way".
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Van Morrison- His Band and Street Choir 50th Anniversary

It is the golden anniversary of the timeless Van Morrison essential "His Band and Street Choir" . This ultra-rare, fascinating interview is nothing short of a revelation...
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The Kinks- Lola 50th Anniversary- Sir Ray Davies

Kinks singer/songwriter Sir Ray Davies In the Studio discussing "Lola vs Powerman" on its 50th anniversary.
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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 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.