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

Steve Winwood- Back in the High Life

By his mid-twenties, Steve Winwood already may have  been on a hall of fame career pace, singing and playing hits as a mere teenager with the Spencer Davis Group ("Gimme Some Lovin' "," I'm a Man"), Traffic, and Blind Faith. Yet Winwood told me in this  classic rock interview about 1986's "Back in the High Life"  that a 1972 bout with peritonitis almost killed him...
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Foreigner- 4- Mick Jones, Lou Gramm

Foreigner founder/ songwriter/ guitarist Mick Jones became so overcome with emotion when I played "Waiting for a Girl Like You" during our radio interview that Mick walked out of the ROCK 103 studio and disappeared, before later regaining his composure and resuming.

Genesis- Abacab- Invisible Touch- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks

Between 1980 and 1986, the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times, which include 1981's Abacab   and 1986's Invisible Touch .

Aerosmith- Rocks- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer

Aerosmith "Rocks". It was a definitive statement in Summer 1976 with no equivocation. This is not the first time in the band’s almost fifty years that Aerosmith has been on hiatus, so I found co-leader guitarist/songwriter Joe Perry in his Boneyard Studio  for this classic rock interview to discuss the challenges of maintaining the same personnel over the long career arc of this seminal American band.

Peter Gabriel- So

(cont)...It was not until stumbling into the broadcast media/entertainment business that I got to witness,up close and personally,individual musicians who have been given enormous powers of influence ,through the modern phenomenon of celebrity,by the very people who they entertain. Case in point is this week's classic rock interview : 25 years ago,ex-Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel had a cult following after four studio solo albums, with his most significant creation being the ground-breaking "Shock the Monkey" video. But with the May 1986 release of So (#1 UK,#2 U.S.,over 5 million sold;4 Grammy nominations including Album and Record of the Year for the #1 hit "Sledgehammer"), Peter Gabriel was vaulted into international pop stardom with all of its attendant door-opening , barrier-eliminating amenities...(more)

Bob Seger- Live Bullet

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's Live Bullet  in Spring 1976 may be the only six million-seller in history which failed to make the Top Thirty in sales when initially released. It would not be until Seger's breakthrough studio effort…

Doors- L.A. Woman- the late Ray Manzarek

The Doors “LA Woman” with the late Ray Manzarek In the Studio
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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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Steve Miller- Fly Like an Eagle

Sales of Steve Miller Band's "Fly Like an Eagle",  which includes "Rock 'n Me","Take the Money and Run","Wild Mountain Honey","Serenade","Mercury Blues", and the title song have exceeded five million copies of Rolling Stone magazine's Album of the Year 1976, plus a berth on that mag's 500 Greatest Albums All Time list.

Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz

Ozzy Osbourne with his story of "Blizzard of Ozz".
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Van Halen- 5150- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar

In 1985,the shock of David Lee Roth's announcement that he was leaving the lead singer slot of America's most popular band ,Van Halen, was equaled (but not eclipsed) by the band's announcement that multi-platinum rocker Sammy Hagar had agreed to fill the role, first appearing on Van Halen's "5150". How did that musical merger happen?...(more)

Alice Cooper- Love It to Death-Killer

Love It to Death   in April 1971 may have been the the third album by the band Alice Cooper, but that doesn't change the fact that nobody bought the first two. By December of that same year, EVERYBODY had heard "I'm Eighteen" off of Love It to Death ,  and Alice Cooper had written and recorded a soon-to-be-classic additional full album, Killer .And it was
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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)

Rush- Moving Pictures- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, the late Neil Peart

"Music was changing," Rush lead singer/composer Geddy Lee tells us in this In the Studio  episode, and without Lee, guitarist/composer Alex Lifeson, and drummer/lyricist the late Neil Peart embracing the fresh musical ideas in the crosswinds of the early Eighties on "Moving Pictures" with songs "Tom Sawyer","Red Barchetta","Limelight", "Vital Signs", and "Witch Hunt", it is doubtful that a path to mainstream success would have been cleared for later major bands...

Phil Collins- Face Value

Of his cinderella  first solo album "Face Value", Phil Collins recalls the real-life betrayal and heartbreak which inspired "In the Air Tonight", "I Missed Again"; and why he did not include another original, "How Can You Sit There?", on Face Value nor it's follow up, Hello I Must Be Going, but opted instead to give it to the soundtrack of the 1984 movie Against All Odds, going on to become Phil Collins' first #1 hit.