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

David Lee Roth- A Little Ain’t Enough

David Lee Roth "A Little Ain't Enough" interview In the Studio.

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.. 

Three Dog Night- Naturally 50th- Danny Hutton, the late Cory Wells

Between their 1968 debut album and the mid-Seventies, it was virtually impossible to turn on an American radio without hearing Los Angeles-based legendary hitmakers Three Dog Night and one of their twenty-one hit singles...

Steve Winwood- Arc of a Diver

When I sat down In the Studio in Autumn 1990 with Steve Winwood to talk about his then new release "Refugees of the Heart" , he had already established himself with the breakthrough album  "Arc of a Dive"r  ten years prior, then midway in between released "Back in the High Life", one of the biggest albums commercially as well as critically, and "Roll With It",  in the Eighties.

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- Tarkus

Listening now to the epic title song to "Tarkus , the second studio album in June1971 which followed quickly after their stunning 1970 debut, with Greg Lake's voice delicately yet nimbly bounding along to Keith Emerson's piano runs, it's clear that Emerson Lake and Palmer were much  less "Be Bop a Lula" in their melodic grandeur and much more "Andrew Lloyd Weber". Here In the Studio is the story in their own words of progressive rock's first supergroup.

Scorpions- Crazy World- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

When I heard that Spotify had a podcast based on the premise that the CIA wrote the Scorpions 1991 international hit "Wind of Change", I literally giggled out loud. "What a hoot!" I thought. "They'll have to get the song's composer, Scorpions lead singer Klaus Meine, to tell The New Yorker   reporter about being invited to meet and dine with Soviet Premiere Mikhail Gorbachev in Summer 1990 when Scorpions played the Moscow Music and Peace Festival, which inspired Meine to write "Wind of Change"...

Simple Minds- Once Upon a Time- Jim Kerr

Simple Minds broke from performing the hit "Don't You Forget About Me" in the soundtrack rolling under the end credits of the John Hughes Brat Pack movie "The Breakfast Club" in early 1985. But that's just the beginning of the story of Simple Minds breakthrough album "Once Upon a Time" we have lead singer/ lyricist Jim Kerr here In the Studio.

INXS- Listen Like Thieves- Andrew & Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

For the story of INXS' breakthrough album "Listen Like Thieves"  in 1985 ( Billboard sales peak at #11), the band's keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there,  in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood,  the mercurial snakehipped Michael Hutchence;

Rush- Power Windows- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

When observing potential song subjects for October 1985's "Power Windows",  Rush lyricist/ drummer the late Neil Peart saw an uncanny number of socio-political issues which have become front page headlines again  thirty-five years later.

Ozzy Osbourne- Ozzmosis

Ozzy Osbourne's biggest seller in about fifteen years, 1995's "Ozzmosis" ironically was released after he had announced a very high profile retirement. "Me without a band is like I'm walking around naked or something. " Ozzy is a funny, charming, surprisingly insightful guest with me In the Studio. So hear about the emperor's new clothes with Ozzy Osbourne on "Ozzmosis".  

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- Soul to Soul 35th Anniversary

On the thirty-fifth anniversary of "Soul to Sou"l , their third album release, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble Included here in these classic rock interviews is my second interview with Stevie in late Spring 1984; legendary bluesman Buddy Guy; Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and biographer Joe Nick Patoski; and the songs "Pride and Joy","Cold Shot", the spectacular Hendrix cover"Voodoo Child", "Look at Little Sister","Life Without You", and two "Big" Doyle Bramhall songs, "Change It" and "Life By the Drop".

Allman Brothers Band- Idlewild South 50th Anniversary- the late Gregg Allman

...for me in Autumn 1970 with discovering the Allman Brothers Band, as it was their second album, "Idlewild South" , which was my gateway drug to a five decade musical high for what turned out to be, as legendary producer Tom Dowd put it it, "the greatest musical fusion I've ever witnessed."

INXS- X – Andrew Farriss, the late Michael Hutchence

It is bittersweet to share with you the World Premiere radio broadcast of INXS "X" which I was so fortunate to get to produce and host in September 1990 with guests lead singer/lyricist Michael Hutchence and keyboardist/ composer Andrew Farriss.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Ragged Glory 30th Anniversary

Last Fall 2019 when I made what felt like a pilgrimmage to a suburban Dallas movie theater with very dear friends to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse's film of making their latest album, "Colorado" , I could not resist the comparisons to "Ragged Glory" three decades earlier.

Jethro Tull- Minstrel in the Gallery- Ian Anderson

"Light and shade," Jimmy Page once told me, speaking to the secret of Led Zeppelin's universal popularity, and never was that combination more on display than on the title song to Jethro Tull's September 1975 "Minstrel in the Gallery".