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

Dave Matthews Band- Under the Table and Dreaming 25th Anniversary

Dave Matthews Band "Under the Table and Dreaming" 25th anniversary.

Jimmy Page/ Robert Plant- No Quarter: UnLedded 25th Anniversary

"Moroccan vocal music is just like blues from Mars!" exclaims Robert Plant in today's Medium Rare interview. The MTV Unplugged television series was getting long in the tooth by the time Robert Plant agreed to join Jimmy Page on it in 1994,…

ZZ Top- Deguello- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard In the Studio for “Deguello”

Allman Brothers Band 50th Anniversary- Gregg Allman

"Whipping Post","Dreams", and "Trouble No More" all came from the Allman Brothers Band's debut 50 years ago

King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King- 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

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.

Jackson Browne- Late for the Sky

"Late for the Sky" in September 1974 was when Jackson Browne first touched all the musical bases for me...

The Cars’ Co-Founder Ric Ocasek Passes Away, 75

The Cars' co-founder inger/songwriter Ric Ocasek has died, 75.

Eddie Money

It occurred that one of the less recognized aspects of the brief but all-important Punk Rock trend in the latter half of the Seventies is how it aided and abetted countless upstart bands at the same time which were not necessarily a part of that CBGB Club scene...There is no doubt that the stirring of the rock crock pot by the Punks caused a lot of interest in new bands in general, particularly for the New York City-based record labels and rock press.  Singer/ songwriter Eddie Money may have been in San Francisco when he convinced legendary concert promoter Bill Graham to manage him, but both Money and his mentor were Big Apple natives, which didn't hurt when Columbia Records offered Eddie a deal for his self-titled debut in 1977.

Boz Scaggs

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. Part one  details his journey…

Eddie Money Can’t Hold On, Passes Away

Eddie Money's sojourn with his most popular album Can't Hold Back took him from the top of the charts with "Take Me Home Tonight" back to the hospital where his drug overdose six years earlier had paralyzed his leg. "The first time I heard 'Take Me Home Tonight' on the radio I was doing the dishes in rehab," Eddie tells us incredulously. "I said to myself, 'What's wrong with this picture?' "

Dire Straits- Communique- Mark Knopfler

Dire Straits under-rated second release “Communique” with Mark Knopfler

Blind Faith- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood for Blind Faith In the Studio.

R.E.M.- Reckoning 35th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck

R.E.M. "Murmur" quietly emerged thirty-five years ago and never left my essential music list.