These are the interviews from the most recent editions of the weekly national radio broadcast of In The Studio .

Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti pt1- Jimmy Page

In the delightful 2008 electric guitar documentary film It Might Get Loud   starring Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page along with The Edge from U2 and Jack White, we finally get a glimpse inside the English country manor house known as Headley…

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band-Against the Wind

It was just after sunrise on a chilly late winter Saturday morning in Memphis in  1980, and about a thousand people had camped out overnight at the city's main ticket outlet to be among the first to buy Bob Seger concert tickets for his upcoming…

Phil Collins- No Jacket Required

Phil Collins was the only performer who played at both Live Aid concerts that same day in London & Philadelphia, thanks to the supersonic Concorde!

Pretenders- Chrissie Hynde

We had never met anyone in rock music quite like The Pretenders bandleader Chrissie Hynde, and honestly in the almost forty years since, I still haven't. And if anyone tried to tell her story, you would swear it was some punk rock fairytale…

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

Pink Floyd's The Endless River is 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.

Pink Floyd-The Wall pt2- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

Pink Floyd's monumental opus The Wall...the numbers that it has generated are starting to rival the Great Wall of China: #87 ranking on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 Albums of All Time; worldwide sales of an estimated 30,000,000...

Pink Floyd-The Wall pt1- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

Roger Waters admitted to me that in 1980 Pink Floyd had been guaranteed one million dollars per night to perform The Wall on a stadium tour. "And I refused to do it outdoors," Waters tells me in this classic rock interview. "But how can you do a show, that's about the alienation you feel about doing stadium shows, in a stadium?"

Rolling Stones-Let It Bleed- Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor

"They were pretty normal, actually, for a rock'n'roll band," says Mick Taylor laconically In the Studio, who at the age of 21 replaced Rolling Stones founding guitarist Brian Jones  in July 1969 in front an estimated quarter million fans in…

Don Henley- Building the Perfect Beast- Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar

Don Henley released a pivotal song and unforgettable video in his solo career,"The Boys of Summer", in early Autumn 1984 which created great anticipation for the mothership that followed. His second post-Eagles solo album, Building the Perfect…

Queen- Live at the Rainbow '74- Brian May, Roger Taylor

When a young London quartet called Queen headlined the venerable Rainbow Theater there in 1974, recording the performance on audio and film was a daunting task, both technologically and financially. Live recording was much more art than science…
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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.

Van Halen-1984- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony

To truly comprehend just how massively popular this album was, it helps if you actually write it out numerically: 12,000,000 copies of Van Halen's sixth album, 1984 , were sold in the U.S. alone in the three decades since it was released. Propelled…

Beatles- White Album 50th Anniversary- Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Global Inflight- At the time of its November 1968 release, we had no way of knowing that the unparalleled intensity of world-wide fame, the sudden death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and the complexities of adult romantic relationships …