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

Traffic- John Barleycorn…50th- Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Traffic albums "Mr Fantasy",  "Traffic",   and "John Barleycorn Must Die", the latter marking its 50th anniversary,  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.

Fathers Day with Mike Rutherford, Mike + the Mechanics

Mike and the Mechanics namesake Mike Rutherford "The Living Years" hit album and now memoir, in a touching interview about the loss of his father

Free- Fire and Water 50th-Paul Rodgers

Free "Fire and Water" 50th anniversary In the Studio with Paul Rodgers.

Motley Crue- Theatre of Pain 35th Anniversary- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil

Okay, it's 'fess up time for me regarding Motley Crue and their June 1985 third album, Theatre of Pain. In an alternate universe where being boring and predictable is the Original Sin, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue would be sanctified saints, because they have been waging  jihad against the tyranny of the mainstream for a full three and a half decades.

Talking Heads- Little Creatures 35th Anniversary- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

"I think that Talking Heads were one of the first groups who tried not to be about a fantasy that was bigger than life, but tried to be about being strong within a life that was ultimately real."- Jerry Harrison, In the Studio on the 35th anniversary of Talking Heads "Little Creatures".

Jethro Tull- Stand Up 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

"Well the biggest difference was that I was going to have to write all the songs this time," quips Ian Anderson in a bit of understatement when I asked, in this classic rock interview, about the departure of Jethro Tull co-founder Mick Abrahams between their 1968 debut, This Was , and the much more successful Stand Up  the following year.

Echoes In the Studio- Voices of Fallen Rockers

In memoriam : the echoes In the Studio of Neil Peart of Rush, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Paul Barrere of Little Feat, plus David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire, Chris Cornell. Hour one of three.

More Echoes In the Studio pt 2

In memoriam : More Echoes "In the Studio", pt 2 with rare interviews with fallen rockers Lou Reed, Bon Scott, Rick Wright, Malcolm Young, George Harrison, David Bowie

Echoes In the Studio pt3- Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Weir, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant

In memoriam pt 3: Echoes In the Studio, the voices of & tributes to fallen rockers.

Jethro Tull- Crest of a Knave- Ian Anderson

Beginning in 1979 and continuing all the way until 1987 with Crest of a Knave,  Jethro Tull's fate and fortunes would be quite unlike their first decade of success when the  unique amalgam of blues rock, Scottish Highlands folk, and hard rock, led by Ian Anderson and exemplified by Aqualung  and the worldwide #1-seller Thick As a Brick,  packed arenas.

Night Ranger- 7 Wishes- Jack Blades

The songs “Four in the Morning” and the touching true story “Goodbye”, both from Night Ranger’s May 1985 album “7 Wishes”, are revealed by singer/composer/bass player Jack Blades In the Studio on the album’s 35th anniversary.

Robert Plant- Shaken ‘n’ Stirred 35th Anniversary

"The Principle of Moments",  Robert Plant's second solo album, first convinced us that Plant could sustain a viable solo career outside of the legendary Led Zeppelin, which he fronted for twelve fabled years, but for me personally it was "Shaken 'n' Stirred" in 1985, served pre-release on a Walkman at 40,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean,  that began my professional relationship with the complicated singer.

Judas Priest- British Steel- Rob Halford

Judas Priest's "British Steel" 40th anniversary, & Rob Halford is In the Studio with Redbeard

Bachman Turner Overdrive- Four Wheel Drive- Randy Bachman

Bachman Turner Overdrive "Four Wheel Drive" 45th anniversary In the Studio with Randy Bachman

Jethro Tull- Benefit 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

They were the changes  in musical direction and key personnel made on Jethro Tull's critical preceding third album, "Benefit",   in April 1970, that provided the oxygen in "Aqualung" 's tank a year later.