Rare classic rock interviews by Redbeard from the vast In the Studio archive

King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King- the late Greg Lake

King Crimson singer/ bass player Greg Lake discusses the progressive rock touchstone “In the Court of the Crimson King” with Jon Anderson of YES and Mike Rutherford of Genesis In the Studio.

Jethro Tull- War Child- Ian Anderson

In the years 1969-74 and "War Child", there was no band in the world more exciting, more unconventional, and more successful than Jethro Tull. Ian Anderson is my guest.

Blind Faith 55th Anniversary- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood for the brief Blind Faith story In the Studio on it’s 55th anniversary.

Little Feat- Best pt 2- Bill Payne, the late Paul Barrere

Little Feat best of pt 2 with Bill Payne and the late Paul Barrere

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band- Nine Tonight

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's "Nine Tonight" really does feel like a close approximation of seeing the tireless veteran Detroit singer/songwriter and his band when they were one of America's top live acts. Bob Seger is my terrific guest here In the Studio.

Triumph- Just a Game- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, and Gil Moore join Redbeard "In the Studio" for Triumph's 1979 breakthrough album "Just a Game".

Delbert McClinton- Lone Star Legend

Take a musical blues cruise through just some of the half century of hits from Texas treasure Delbert McClinton with me here In the Studio from two conversations fifteen years apart, 1992 and 2007. For starters you'll hear Delbert recalling…

Edie Brickell of the New Bohemians- Dallas January 1989

It would be fascinating to watch the latest Oscar-nominated remake of A Star is Born  with Dallas-based Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, whose 1988 debut Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars  was THE Cinderella best-seller that Fall and…

Tom Waits- Blue Valentine 40th Anniversary

In 1978 my pick for album of the year was Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town,which no doubt topped many such lists that year.Second by a gnat's eyelash on my list,however,was Blue Valentine by Tom Waits,an album which I can cherish easily for another thirty years...(more)

Little Feat- Waiting for Columbus- Bill Payne, the late Paul Barrere

Little Feat lifers Bill Payne and Paul Barrere sat down with me to talk. Or maybe they should have been lying down on a couch. "I loved him, and I hated him," said a clearly emotional Barrere in this intense conversation which inevitably begins and ends with the subject of the enigmatic musical genius, Lowell George. This is a no-holds-barred insider's look at the talented but troubled Little Feat co-founder Lowell George and his complicated relationships within the band prior to his death from a drug-induced heart attack in 1979.

Heart- Dog and Butterfly- Nancy and Ann Wilson

Without sacrificing any of the hard rock cred for which they had so tenaciously fought, Seattle sisters Ann Wilson and kickin' guitarist Nancy Wilson of Heart showed considerable growth and songwriting confidence in 1978 on "Dog and Butterfly"...

Sting- The Last Ship Fifth Anniversary- pt 2

When sitting down to consider Sting's  The Last Ship,  either  his  album version released five years ago or  the stage musical production which saw a limited run on Broadway in 2014, one must check your assumptions at the door. " It was…

Sting- The Last Ship Fifth Anniversary- pt 1

Here In the Studio  we were both honored and thrilled in Fall 2013  to be able to share Sting hosting a very personal discussion of his family as well as their cultural history, centered in the shipyard of the Northern England seaport city…

Joe Satriani- Crystal Planet 20th Anniversary

Ten years after redefining what the guitar composer/ performer could be with 1987's Surfing with the Alien,  Joe Satriani had come to a crossroads in his career and knew that he needed a second act. He delivered in a big way in 1998 with Crystal…
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dies at 68

We are very sad to report that original Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, the only original member who did not grow up in Jacksonville Florida but was a Southern Californian they met when he was in the Strawberry Alarm Clock, died at his home…