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

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.

ZZ Top- Fandango 45th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

In this classic rock interview to mark the forty-fifth anniversary of "Fandango", my guests Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard in "That Little Ol' Band from Texas" ZZ Top were tellin' tall tales here In the Studio  long before Netflix or Amazon Prime were ever invented! -Redbeard

History of Heavy Metal pt1

the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple's Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose & his discovery Sammy Hagar; Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush

Van Halen- Women and Children First 40th- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth

It always seemed that the Van Halen 1980 third album, "Women and Children First" , suffered from "middle child syndrome". David Lee Roth, bass player/ harmony singer Michael Anthony, drummer Alex Van Halen, and fretmeister Eddie Van Halen remind us of a time four decades ago when Van Halen was establishing itself as America's premiere hard rock band with songs "And the Cradle Will Rock" and "Everybody Wants Some!".

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Nuthin’ Fancy 45th Anniversary- Gary Rossington

"Nuthin' Fancy" indicated a creative well running low for Lynyrd Skynyrd which would only worsen soon on "Gimme Back My Bullets".  No doubt the non-stop pace of nearly constant touring partly was to blame, but there was something darker and even more sinister which no one outside the band knew, nor anyone in it would admit. This tour had casualties...

Redbeard Rocks St. Patrick’s Day!

Redbeard rocks St Patty's Day with Spotify all- Irish playlist!

Steely Dan- Katy Lied 45th Anniversary- Donald Fagen, the late Walter Becker

Steely Dan's 1975 fourth album, "Katy Lied", is a perfect example of a "sleeper", but it's not simply the passage of time that obscures its many-faceted brilliance. Here are Donald Fagen & the late Walter Becker interviewed.

Van Morrison- Moondance 50th Anniversary

It is the fiftieth anniversary of the timeless Van Morrison essential "Moondance" . This ultra-rare, fascinating interview is nothing short of a revelation...

Eric Johnson- Ah Via Musicom 30th Anniversary

But in the transition years between the waning of pop-metal hair bands and the waxing of a wave of grunge groups, Eric Johnson's "Ah Via Musicom"   sounded refreshingly unlike anything else on the radio in February 1990...Eric Johnson joins me here In the Studio.

Damn Yankees 30th Anniversary- Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Ted Nugent, Michael Cartellone

The Nineties' first supergroup actually lived up to the hype: containing Styx singer/songwriter/guitarist Tommy Shaw, Night Ranger's singer/songwriter Jack Blades, drummer Michael Cartellone, and whackmaster Ted Nugent, the Damn Yankees   debut sold a whopping two million copies

James Taylor- Sweet Baby James 50th Anniversary

James Taylor is still recording wonderfully satisfying albums like the new " American Standard", and being chosen to open brand new live music venues, fifty years after the album "Sweet Baby James" captured the country's attention. Now that’s finding the keys to a real time machine.

Tears for Fears- Songs from the Big Chair 35th Anniversary

Tears for Fears "Songs from the Big Chair" 35th anniversary In the Studio with Redbeard & guest Curt Smith