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

Traffic- John Barleycorn Must Die- Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Traffic albums Mr Fantasy,  Traffic,   and John Barleycorn Must Die   included former Spencer Davis Group teen prodigy singer/organist/guitarist Steve Winwood, reed man Chris Wood, and drummer Jim Capaldi. Guitarist/singer Dave Mason, a former Spencer Davis roadie, shared a talent for  melody with the other three on the first two Traffic albums, but little else personality-wise, and was cut loose for the second and final time before the second album hit store shelves.

Creedence Clearwater Revival-Cosmo’s Factory-John Fogerty

This week in 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival's veritable hits package Cosmo's Factory  would start a nine week run at #1 ! With his highly-anticipated autobiography Fortunate Son, Hall of Fame American music legend John Fogerty returned…

Gary Wright- The Dream Weaver

When it comes to technical innovation in the history of recorded music, certain names top any serious list: Thomas Edison (invented the recorder and phonograph 1878 ); Leo Fender (electric guitar ); Les Paul ( multi-track recording ); Ray Dolby…

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…

Simple Minds-Best of the ’80s- Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr,March 1991- My Dallas/Ft.Worth radio station Q-102 promoted and hosted countless popular film premieres in the '80s and '90s which gave thousands of listeners the opportunity to see major motion pictures first and for free. I remember 25 years ago attending the one for the Brat Pack movie The Breakfast Club by the late John Hughes , which I so thoroughly enjoyed that I remained in the darkened theater at the film's conclusion in order to read the closing credits . I distinctly remember a great song playing as the credits rolled , and I remained to the very end to see the title "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds listed .

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)