Enjoy these ultra-rare exclusive live performances from Redbeard’s Dallas/Ft.Worth and Memphis afternoon radio shows between 1978-1998 ; live In The Studio performances from 1988-present ; and actual concert broadcasts produced by Redbeard .

Van Halen- Poundcake- Dallas 12-4-91

The story behind this free concert performance by Van Halen of "Poundcake" in the streets of downtown Dallas thirty years ago this week gets filed under Urban Legends that are actually true. That's me introducing Van Halen from the stage. -Redbeard

Alice Cooper- Under My Wheels- Dallas 4-29-73

Music historians and longtime fans often emphasize what a good live band the original Alice Cooper outfit was from 1971 to 1974 before the sideshow theatrics moved center stage, but not a lot of examples exist to support that contention, which is why this rare performance of "Under My Wheels" in Dallas in April 1973 is a real treat. -Redbeard

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- American Girl- San Francisco 1997

It is a miracle that "American Girl", on the 1976 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   released forty-five years ago, was ever discovered to be played on album rock radio: it was sequenced tenth, last song on side 2! Here TP and the best working band in America then stripped it down to its essence in order to "make it last all night..." during a multi-night stand at San Francisco's Fillmore in February 1997.

Ozzy Osbourne- Flying High Again- Memphis 4-28-82

Five weeks after the deaths of his trusted guitarist Randy Rhoads, his tour bus driver, and the band's wardrobe seamstress in a single engine plane crash, Ozzy Osbourne summoned the courage to honor a commitment to perform a live national radio broadcast from Memphis' Mid South Coliseum, with Night Ranger's Brad Gillis doing a commendable job of guitar grace under pressure, ripping through "Flying High Again".

Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend- San Diego 2014

On the night back in 2014 when Matthew Sweet and band played the San Diego suburbs, the crowd waited patiently for his showstopper, "Girlfriend", and Matthew and band obliged of course with this solid performance.

Robert Cray- Right Next Door- Dallas 7-87

Exclusive In the Studio Live Track from Robert Cray "Right Next Door(Because of Me) " from Dallas July 1987.

Todd Rundgren- Can We Still Be Friends?- Ridgefield CT 2015

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-to-be Todd Rundgren performed a concert in Connecticut in 2015 that was breathtaking in it's career overview, from the Nazz to Utopia, and including almost five decades of brilliant solo songs such as "Can We Still Be Friends?".

Todd Rundgren- Black Mariah- Ridgefield CT 2015

Todd Rundgren performed a stunning version of "Black Mariah", one of my all-time TR faves (originally found "when the kid gets heavy..." on Something/ Anything?  almost fifty years ago ) when he played Ridgefield CT back in 2015, and this high…

Jethro Tull- Steel Monkey- Philadelphia 11-25-87

This Jethro Tull concert performance is outstanding, from both the standpoints of the band's tight performance and the stellar live broadcast mix from Philadelphia's Tower Theater back in late November 1987. Here is a blistering concert version of "Steel Monkey".

Metallica- Fade to Black- San Francisco 9-16-21

Metallica wisely emerged from the pandemic lockdown on live concert performances with a much scaled-down pop up appearance in the 400-capacity San Francisco club The Independent on September 16. Here is "Fade to Black" from that Metallica show.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes-Waiting on Your Reply- Asbury Park 1979

Tuned up like a Packard V-12, the sonic assault of the original Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes was a thing to behold, blowin' and goin' on the New Jersey shore. Here's "Waiting on Your Reply" from 1979 in Asbury Park.

John Mellencamp- Get a Leg Up- garage 12-91

Before arenas and stadiums, even the most popular bands in history started in someone's garage, carport, or basement. Some of today's biggest Hall of Famers, such as John Mellencamp and his excellent band, still rehearse there, as I found out one snowy Christmas season in 1991. "Get a Leg Up" comes straight off the garage floor, no overdubs.

Boston- To Be a Man- Worcester 8-87

It had been such a "long time", almost seven years, since the band Boston had released a new album and toured that when Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, and Company returned to the concert stage headlining the 1987 Texxas Jam in front of 70,000 in the…

Bryan Adams- Hey Honey I’m Packin’ You In- Vancouver 3-92

This is Bryan Adams and band live straight off the floor on "Hey Honey, I'm Packin' You In", no overdubs, during the In the Studio live North American broadcast from Vancouver's Little Mountain Studio in March 1992.

Huey Lewis and the News- Working for a Living- Hartford 1984

In late August 1984 Huey Lewis and the News thrilled an appreciative Hartford CT audience, accompanied by a Southern New England favorite, the Tower of Power horn section. As the concert was just before Labor Day weekend, Huey and boys were "workin' it" overtime on this tight performance of "Working for a Living".