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

Steve Earle- Guitar Town 35th Anniversary

"Guitar Town " Steve Earle shares here In the Studio on the thiry-fifth anniversary of his #1-charting Country debut in March 1986: "I'm a straggler from what was going on in Austin and Nashville in the mid-70s. I had good teachers, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, B.W. Stevenson...when I first got to Nashville on any given night, you could go to Guy's house. And he'd have everybody, from the street level where I was to Mickey Newbury and Neil Young, with the guitar going around. So it was a good place to learn. Then, basically cocaine sort of created a caste system  and killed that real fast!"

Procol Harum- Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher, Robin Trower

It is the fiftieth anniversary of "Broken Barricades , Robin Trower's final album in his tenure with the eclectic British band Procol Harum , which has the distinction of placing two of the most unlikely songs at the top of the singles chart five years apart with "Whiter Shade of Pale" in 1967 and "Conquistador" in 1972.

Bryan Adams- Get Up ! 5th Anniversary

Five years ago Bryan Adams released a strong album, "Get Up! "  Bryan was so happy to rekindle his famous songwriting partnership with Jim Vallance that he needed ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne to collaborate on Bryan's strongest new songs in years. Bryan Adams returned In the Studio exhorting us all to Get Up!
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Alice Cooper- Love It to Death 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago,"Love It to Death" in March 1971 may have been the the third album by the band Alice Cooper, but that doesn't change the fact that nobody bought the first two. By December of that same year, EVERYBODY had heard "I'm Eighteen" off of Love It to Death ,  and Alice Cooper had written and recorded a soon-to-be-classic additional full album, Killer .And it was

David Gilmour- On an Island 15th Anniversary

David Gilmour joins Redbeard In the Studio on the 15th anniversary of Gilmour's 2006 solo album "On an Island".

Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees 45th Anniversary

It is the forty-fifth anniversary of Boz Scaggs "Silk Degrees" , one of the albums which musically defined America's bicentennial year in much the same way as "Frampton Comes Alive", "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Year of the Cat". 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.

38 Special- Wild-Eyed Southern Boys 40th- Donnie Van Zant, Jeff Carlisi

Former singer/ songwriter co-founder Donnie Van Zant and original 38 Special lead guitarist Jeff Carlisi recall band headquarters in an abandoned auto parts garage in a swamp to work up songs for "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys" on its 40th anniversary.

YES- The YES Album 50th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Tony Kaye, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford

It is the fiftieth anniversary of The YES Album , a progressive rock touchstone. If the British Invasion bands led by The Beatles and Rolling Stones wanted to be rock'n'roll's second verse after "Be Bop a Lula" and "Maybe Baby", then London's King Crimson, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and YES were determined to be rock's "C" section, the musical bridge which takes the listener somewhere unexpectedly before returning to the familiar refrain.

Jackson Browne- Lives in the Balance 35th Anniversary

Jackson Browne had grown increasingly active in a series of high-profile humanitarian causes including nuclear energy moratorium, climate change awareness, famine relief, and anti-apartheid in South Africa...But not until the February 1986 release of "Lives in the Balance"  had the popular singer/songwriter turned his introspective mirror around in his songs. Jackson Browne joins me here In the Studio for the 35th anniversary.

Queen- Innuendo 30th Anniversary- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor In the Studio with Redbeard on the 30th anniversary of "Innuendo", Freddie Mercury's final album, which Rolling Stone magazine called "Queen's last masterpiece."

Sting- The Soul Cages

The Sting and I...We had already done multiple interviews when he was in The Police and now Sting had just released his third solo album by the time we reconvened to discuss "The Soul Cages" in 1991. Sting had lost both parents by then, the most recent  his father, and was clearly wrestling with his star ascending amidst pain and personal loss.

Genesis- A Trick of the Tail 45th- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

The first album in the post-Peter Gabriel era, Genesis "A Trick of the Tail" 45th anniversary interview In the Studio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford.

David Lee Roth- A Little Ain’t Enough 30th Anniversary

David Lee Roth "A Little Ain't Enough" interview In the Studio with Redbeard on its 30th anniversary.

Alex Lifeson- Victor 25th Anniversary

The early 1996 solo project release "Victor"  by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson was a highly personal rock Rorschach test for the gestalt guitarist, primal scream therapy with a beat. Alex Lifeson lies down on the couch here In the Studio on the album's twenty-fifth anniversary.. 

Ted Nugent- “Ted Nugent” 45th Anniversary

Without fanfare ( and without radio airplay, I'm afraid ) forty-five years ago the self-titled Ted Nugent  album came out and proceeded to sell over a million copies, purely on his gonzo concerts. Tyrannosaurus Ted is my guest In the Studio.