Rare musician interviews by Redbeard not part of the weekly radio series .

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King Crimson- In the Court...50th Anniversary- the late Greg Lake, Jon Anderson, Mike Rutherford

It is the Plymouth Rock of progressive rock, and  a half century  after King Crimson  released what Bruce Eder on AllMusic.com maintains is "one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody...",  In the Court of the  Crimson…

Jethro Tull- Stand Up 50th- War Child 45th- Ian Anderson

In the years 1969-74 there was no band in the world more exciting, more unconventional, and more successful than Jethro Tull.

Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense 35th Anniversary- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

"I think that Talking Heads were one of the first groups who tried not to be about a fantasy that was bigger than life, but tried to be about being strong within a life that was ultimately real."- Jerry Harrison

Jackson Browne- Late for the Sky 45th Anniversary

"Late for the Sky" in September 1974 was when Jackson Browne first touched all the musical bases for me...

The Cars' Co-Founder Ric Ocasek Passes Away, 75

The Cars' co-founder inger/songwriter Ric Ocasek has died, 75.

Bachman Turner Overdrive- Not Fragile 45th Anniversary- Randy Bachman

It is the notable anniversary of original Guess Who songwriter/guitarist Randy Bachman's topping  the charts forty-five years ago  with Not Fragile  , huge sounding warm-blooded draft horse rock from the Great White North of Canada. Between…

Eddie Money Passes Away from Cancer

We are sad and dismayed that singer Eddie Money passed away from stage four esophageal cancer, which had metastasized to his liver. Our heartfelt prayers are offered up, and condolences to his wife, friends and co-workers. https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celebrity/eddie-money-reveals-stage-4-esophageal-cancer-diagnosis/ar-AAGgMgd?ocid=spartandhp …

Boz Scaggs 50th Anniversary

More accurately this Boz Scaggs interview falls under "Ultra Rare", as the Dallas Texas native, long residing in the San Francisco Bay wine country, has led one of the more private lives in contemporary music. Part one  details his journey…

Pat Benatar- In the Heat of the Night 40th Anniversary

The first time I interviewed Pat Benatar  for her 1979 debut In the Heat of the Night  plus the breakthrough second album Crimes of Passion,   she was very wary of me and visibly uncomfortable. It didn't take long to understand why: Rolling…

Three Dog Night- Suitable for Framing 50th- Danny Hutton,the late Cory Wells

Between their 1968 debut album and the mid-Seventies, it was virtually impossible to turn on an American radio without hearing Los Angeles-based legendary hitmakers Three Dog Night and one of their twenty-one hit singles...

Eddie Money Can’t Hold On, Passes Away

Eddie Money's sojourn with his most popular album Can't Hold Back took him from the top of the charts with "Take Me Home Tonight" back to the hospital where his drug overdose six years earlier had paralyzed his leg. "The first time I heard 'Take Me Home Tonight' on the radio I was doing the dishes in rehab," Eddie tells us incredulously. "I said to myself, 'What's wrong with this picture?' "

Scorpions- Moscow Music Peace Fest 30th Anniversary- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

Sitting with my guests Klaus Meine, Scorpions singer and songwriter, and Rudolph Schenker, guitarist/ songwriter,  it was fascinating to be reminded by members of Germany's  beloved band just how much rock music  had changed the world in…

Dire Straits- Communique 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The second Dire Straits release, Communique   early in Summer 1979, is one of those elusive  but long on satisfaction efforts that remains under-appreciated to this day, which because it was so overlooked by radio back then that Communique…

Blind Faith 50th Anniversary- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Two titans of rock's last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding  the brief  Blind Faith , a #1-seller in both their native UK as well as America. Until recently the two friends…