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

Santana- Supernatural

Grammy record-holder and Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Carlos Santana shares some revealing , highly personal thoughts about how the 1999 album "Supernatural", with nine Grammys (the most in history) and over 15 million in sales, changed his dreams about what is possible.

Warren Zevon- Excitable Boy

Warren Zevon, the gambler's son who wrote and sang "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", presumably is indeed resting in peace...

Deep Purple-Who Do We Think We Are?- Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Deep Purple's "Who Do We Think We Are?", their January 1973 followup tp "Machine Head"., with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover In the Studio.

Peter Gabriel- Us – pt 1

The various subjects on Peter Gabriel's "Us", like the deep funky grooves,  are all killer and no filler, from the pleading divorced parent to his regressing child on "Come Talk to Me", the matter-of-fact demystification of personal therapy in "Digging in the Dirt", to the Biblical allusions in "Blood of Eden" inspired by Gabriel's study of capital punishment. My exclusive classic rock interview with Peter Gabriel in front of a small intimate audience was his first reveal of those songs plus "Love to Be Loved", "Steam", "Kiss That Frog", and "Secret World". Part one of two. 

Peter Gabriel- Us pt 2

Continuing my in-depth classic rock interview with Peter Gabriel in Autumn 1992 on the occasion of the release of his sixth studio album, "Us"pt 2.  This is the conclusion of the career-spanning conversation. -Redbeard

Cream- Disraeli Gears- Eric Clapton, the late Jack Bruce

In 1967, nothing sounded quite like the songs on Cream's "Disraeli Gears": "Strange Brew","Sunshine of Your Love" (rivaled only by "Purple Haze" that same year as the most subversive single to ever penetrate Top 40 radio ); the elegant romantic falsetto of "Dance the Night Away"; and the psychedelic lyrics of "Tales of Brave Ulysses" absolutely mesmerized me with each repeated playing.

Steely Dan- Can’t Buy a Thrill- Donald Fagen, the late Walter Becker

"Can't Buy a Thrill"  in November 1972 from Steely Dan this first varied assortment of smart pop from the songwriters Donald Fagen and Walter Becker sounds the least like any Steely Dan album which would follow.

Black Sabbath- Vol 4- Ozzy Osbourne

By September 25 1972 and "Vol. 4",the world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity felt increasingly like a dangerous place...Original lead singer/ lyricist Ozzy Osborne is my guest In the Studio.

J Geils Band- Full House- Peter Wolf

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of their first album,  it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party  hosted by lead singer Peter Wolf In the Studio.

Joe Satriani-Surfing With the Alien

Joe Satriani interview on "Surfing with the Alien".

Who- Early Best- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey

"In the case of The Who, the thing that comes across for me is that The Who started as a Pop band. Good Pop possibly is the sublime and the ridiculous, the important and the absurd." - Pete Townshend

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer-Trilogy 45th Anniversary-Carl Palmer

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's third studio album, and fourth overall in barely two years,  was entitled Trilogy  coming in July 1972, a high watermark peak for Progressive Rock's quality as well as massive popularity ( see sidebar link below…

Ted Nugent- Cat Scratch Forty

Ted Nugent does a colorful TED talk on Cat Scratch Forty!

Monterey Pop Festival -Art Garfunkel

The first great rock festival blossomed fifty years ago June 16-17-18 as the Monterey Pop Festival. One of the performers and Artistic Directors, Art Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel, recalls the pioneering event.

John Fogerty- Blue Moon Swamp

John Fogerty talks In the Studio about the Grammy winner Blue Moon Swamp"...