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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Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 50th- Elton & Bernie Taupin

1973 masterpiece “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is a virtual greatest hits package unto itself. On its 50th anniversary Elton John & Bernie Taupin join me In the Studio for part one.
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Bon Jovi- New Jersey 35th Anniversary- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

Jersey boys Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora join me here In the Studio for a particularly revealing look behind the curtain at the price of a permanent address in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  on "New Jersey" 's thirty-fifth anniversary.
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Meat Loaf- Bat II: Back Into Hell 30th Anniversary

If you think the songs of composer Jim Steinman are populated by fantastic people and places right out of central casting, they ain't got nothin' on the real life sojourn of the 300 pound interior lineman dressed in a prom tuxedo named Marvin Lee Aday from Dallas Texas, aka Meat Loaf. Here is a rare colorful classic rock conversation with the man to a mark the thirtieth anniversary of “Bat” sequel,” Bat II: Back Into Hell”.
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Huey Lewis and the News- Sports 40th anniversary

It is the fortieth anniversary of the massively popular September 1983 release “Sports” by Huey Lewis and the News. Huey Lewis is my guest here In the Studio.
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Melissa Etheridge 35th/ Yes I Am 30th Anniversaries

"I got a $1000 car and headed West", says Melissa Etheridge, revealing her first step like a real-life Dorothy leaving Leavenworth, Kansas and landing in Oz, which in Melissa's case was Southern California, a full five years before she would  top  the charts with her fourth album, September 1993's "Yes I Am" .
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Styx- Pieces of Eight 45th- Tommy Shaw, James”JY” Young

focusing on the  1978 release of "Pieces of Eight", former Styx member and co-founder Dennis DeYoung  confesses that, in spite of his major conceptual songwriting role on the band's 1977 breakthrough three million seller "The Grand Illusion", the highly-anticipated follow-up "Pieces of Eight" was not his finest hour. Styx guitarists/ songwriters/ singers Tommy Shaw and James Young stepped up creatively to fill the void on "Pieces of Eigh"t, again selling triple platinum with the muscular "Blue Collar Man","Renegade","The Great White Hope","Queen of Spades", and "Sing for the Day".
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Coverdale- Page 30th Anniversary- David and Jimmy

By Summer 1993, "Coverdale-Page" had debuted at #4 sales in the UK and Top Five sales in America. In the Studio we are pleased to share my rare classic rock interview with my guests David Coverdale and Jimmy Page to mark its thirtieth anniversary year.
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The Band’s Robbie Robertson Has Died

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Robbie Robertson has died at age 80. As an elder statesman of twentieth century rock, as well as 21st century film soundtracks, we were blessed by his stories, wit, and wisdom multiple times here In the Studio.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Pronounced 50th- the late Gary Rossington, Ed King, Leon Wilkeson

Over the fifty years the perception seems to have become that Lynyrd Skynyrd had a date with destiny, an almost Shakespearean drama of dreams, aspirations, triumph, and tragedy to which all of us were immediately and keenly aware from the moment of "Pronounced" 's release. The late Gary Rossington dismissed that assumption as no more true than imagining Will Shakespeare did not toil, struggle, and starve in relative obscurity in his time.
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Boston- Don’t Look Back 45th Anniversary- Tom Scholz

The band Boston had by August 1978 sold seven million copies on its way to becoming the top-selling debut (now over 17 million ), and the follow-up "Don't Look Back"  was being rush released to North American rock  radio stations. Boston, led by my guest here in this classic rock interview, guitarist/composer Tom Scholz
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ZZ TOP- Tres Hombres- Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard

The all-important breakthrough third ZZ Top album, "Tres Hombres", will focus on the all-around improvements in recording quality and songwriting reflected in such perennials as "Waitin’ for the Bus”, “Jesus Just Left Chicago”, and “Lagrange” plus the introduction of "the squank" to guitar vernacular. Squankmaster Billy Gibbons, drummer Frank Beard, and the dearly missed Dusty Hill tell the colorful tales of the earliest days of ZZ Top here In the Studio for  the breakthrough third album, "Tres Hombres".
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George Thorogood and the Destroyers- Move It on Over

I have interviewed literally hundreds of the greatest rock musicians , but George Thorogood is the only one who told me that he was planning to be a professional comedian, not a musician. The best-selling album by bare-knuckle electric bluesrocker George Thorogood with July 1982's Bad to the Bone. George marks the occasion here In the Studio  with his unlikely journey featuring all of his biggest hits including "One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer","Move It On Over", Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love", "I Drink Alone", Chuck Berry's "It Wasn't Me", and of course "Bad to the Bone".
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Queen 50th Anniversary pt 2- Brian May, Roger Taylor

By the time the credits roll concluding the four-time Oscar winning Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", a casual music fan might assume that the royal rockers' career must have peaked with that July 1985 Live Aid London benefit concert performance which climaxes the film. In fact, the story portrayed in "Bohemian Rhapsody" is only the first volume of the five decade Queen saga whose final chapter is being writ large in real time even today with Queen + Adam Lambert North American Tour. Brian May & Roger Taylor return In the Studio for part 2 of the band's Golden Jubilee.
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Queen 50th Anniversary, pt1- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Meanwhile Brian & Roger  give us the backstory on such early Queen songs as "Keep Yourself Alive" and "Doing All Right" from the debut ;"Now I'm Here", "Stone Cold Crazy", and "Killer Queen" from Sheer Heart Attack; and some amazing early live performances from the London Hammersmith Odeon. Queen's golden jubilee, part one, with Brian May and Roger Taylor here In the Studio.
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The Band- Music from Big Pink- Robbie Robertson

Widely viewed along with Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Gram Parsons as  fathers of  the Americana musical movement, The Band also may have  been one of rock's first alternative groups. In part one of this classic rock interview, main songwriter Robbie Robertson ("The Weight","The Night They Drove Ol'Dixie Down","Up on Cripple Creek","The Shape I'm In") helps me make that case.