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

Steve Perry- Street Talk Solo Best

Predictably, the induction of Journey into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rekindled several obvious questions once again with loyal fans, among them: why did the much-beloved and enormously successful Eighties line-up of the Bay Area band, fronted by Steve Perry, disband?

Simple Minds- Celebrate the Greatest Hits pt2- Jim Kerr

By 1995 there was a real question whether Scottish band Simple Minds could remain relevant in a third decade. Jim Kerr reveals just how close they came to packing it.
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The Band-The Last Waltz- Robbie Robertson

Interview includes the legendary "Last Waltz" concert and subsequent Martin Scorsese-directed film never included Robbie Robertson threatening to leave the band, as has been misreported for years;

Julian Lennon- Help Yourself

...prior to Help Yourself. A peculiar and confounding thing happened with the reception to that fourth Julian Lennon album and its brilliant eco-ballad "Saltwater". The song went to #6 in the UK and straight to #1 in Australia, but failed to even chart in America.

Van Halen- Fair Warning- Eddie & Alex Van Halen

Van Halen's April 1981 album "Fair Warning" is easily the band's most overlooked effort in the original David Lee Roth era; the most Eddie Van Halen-dominated album until the mega-hit "1984". 

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.

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…

R.E.M.- IRS Years pt 1- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck

With R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe and lead guitarist Peter Buck in my classic rock interview. Includes the earliest days of the Athens GA band, with songs from their first four full albums Murmur, Reckoning, Fables of the Reconstruction, & Life's Rich Pageant. Part one of two.

David Gilmour- Rattle That Lock

David Gilmour and lyricist Polly Samson In the Studio for "Rattle That Lock"

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…

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

"Big Doyle" Bramhall(so-called because his son Doyle II is an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist with the Arcangels and Eric Clapton) came to international acclaim when his songs "Change It","The House Is Rockin' ","Tightrope","Wall of Denial", and "Life By the Drop" were recorded by fellow Dallas native Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, as well as "Telephone Song" and "Long Way from Home" on Stevie 's last album "Family Style" with his brother Jimmie Vaughan. In tribute to this wonderful sweet man, here's my October 2007 exclusive interview with the late Big Doyle Bramhall.