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

Guns’N’Roses- Slash

Guns'n'Roses Appetite for Destruction is now the top-selling debut album in history at over 18 million copies in just the U.S.

Sammy Hagar- Best, Round 2

After years of struggle as the undercard rock palooka who could take a punch and never go down, in 1982 Sammy Hagar answered the bell  and came out swinging, scoring a technical knockout with his first mainstream hit "Your Love Is Driving Me…

Kansas- Wayward Songs & Dust Busters- Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh, Phil Ehart, Rich Williams, Robbie Steinhardt

The Topeka-based progressive rock band Kansas sold about twelve million albums just off of back-to-back blockbusters Left Overture  in 1976 and Point of Know Return  barely eighteen months later, but there is a lot of quality before "Carry…

Billy Squier Biggest”Don’t Say No” Has Sad John Lennon Memory

For the 30th anniversary of Billy Squier's 1981 second solo album , Don't Say No , which sold over three million copies because of songs "In the Dark" , "My Kinda Lover" , "Lonely Is the Night" , & the big hit " The Stroke" .

Blues Brothers John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd- June 1979

I would wager that imitators of the Blues Brothers, blues harp-blowing Elwood Blues and his singing hand-standing brother Joliet Jake, are second in number only to Elvis impersonators ever since Briefcase Full of Blues   topped the US sales…

Todd Rundgren

Go ahead and pick any period in the last almost fifty years of rock music and Todd Rundgren has been there, and in multiple roles too, as a solo artist, the bandleader of one of America's finest foursomes, Utopia, and as a record producer of…

Ann Wilson- Hope and Glory

On Ann Wilson's birthday in 2007, here was a present from her : a highly personal solo album of carefully chosen covers, Hope and Glory,  at a time when US wars were raging in two separate countries with no end in sight. And the "A" guest list of performers with whom Ann duets  include no less than Elton John, k.d.lang, Alison Krauss, Wynonna Judd, even sister from Heart, Nancy Wilson.
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Patti Scialfa-Rumble Doll 7-93

Rare revealing interview with Patti Scialfa, plus three terrific live performances In the Studio.

Bonnie Raitt- Nick of Time

Happy birthday Bonnie Raitt Wednesday ( 8th ).

Billy Bob Thornton- Southern by the Grace of God

Arkansas renaissance man Billy Bob Thornton can create the story, assume the role, direct the whole rodeo, and then sing and play the theme song before you can say "Boy howdy!". With the passing of the American actor icon Andy Griffith, there…

Doyle Bramhall- Legendary Texas Singer/Songwriter

...(cont) In tribute to this wonderful sweet man, here's my October 2007 exclusive interview with Big Doyle Bramhall . Meanwhile , our prayers are with his wife/manager Barbara Logan,twin brother Dale , older brother Ronnie, his daughter Georgia Bramhall of Austin, and Doyle II , as well as his countless friends and fans . -Redbeard

Steve Miller

This month's featured classic rock interview is with Steve Miller Steve Miller: Well, at this point, I’ve always loved to play music, and from the time I was five years old to now it’s always been exciting to me to play. And to entertain people and to have a band and I was just yesterday afternoon I was thinking about oooh, it won’t be long now just another few weeks and we’ll be back out on the road and I’ll be all excited and I’ll be walking from the bus to the stage and to play my music. And for me, it’s been the blessing of my life...(more)