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

Steve Miller- Fly Like an Eagle

To this day whenever I hear or see Steve Miller Band's iconic "Fly Like an Eagle" ,  it is impossible to forget the experience which allowed us, after merely a dozen weekly shows, to declare, "The 'Eagle' has landed In the Studio !"

Sting- The Last Ship Fifth Anniversary- pt 1

Here In the Studio  we were both honored and thrilled in Fall 2013  to be able to share Sting hosting a very personal discussion of his family as well as their cultural history, centered in the shipyard of the Northern England seaport city…

In the Studio 30 Years Ago: Boston’s Tom Scholz 8-29-88

When we scored a major coup getting Tom Scholz and Brad Delp  as guests for In the Studio  episode #10 thirty years ago this week, Scholz had already earned the reputation as the "Howard Hughes of Rock" because of his technical wizardry and…

Joe Satriani- Crystal Planet 20th Anniversary

Ten years after redefining what the guitar composer/ performer could be with 1987's Surfing with the Alien,  Joe Satriani had come to a crossroads in his career and knew that he needed a second act. He delivered in a big way in 1998 with Crystal…
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Ed King Dies at 68

We are very sad to report that original Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King, the only original member who did not grow up in Jacksonville Florida but was a Southern Californian they met when he was in the Strawberry Alarm Clock, died at his home…

Hard+Heavy Box 10th Anniversary- Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston

When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life   did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake,…

Van Halen- OU812- Alex & Eddie, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony

"OU812"  by Van Halen topped the US sales chart in Summer 1988, captured like a Polaroid snapshot in this time capsule of an interview featuring Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar.  A lot of tequila has run under the bridge since then, but even thirty year old mescal can't alter the fact that these guys were having too much fun then,  fans were selling out football stadiums coast to coast and gobbling up more than 4,000,000 copies of "OU812"...

The Doors 50th Anniversary- Ray Manzarek

The Doors debut with the late Ray Manzarek In the Studio

Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend- Altered Beast- 100% Fun

The news that Intervention Records was staging one to rehab  past Matthew Sweet releases was cause for considerable buzz of a healthy kind in 2018. After all we are talking about Girlfriend,  his 1991 third album which The Village Voice …

In the Studio#4- The YES Album 7-18-88

In Fall 1987 YES was still surfing the crest of a wave of resurgent popularity which had begun four years earlier with the comeback album of the decade, 90125 . At the time they were touring Texas, playing arenas in support of the follow up…

Mott the Hoople- Mott 45th Anniversary- Ian Hunter

One of Britain's most beloved party bands this side of The Faces, Mott the Hoople, is still revered there with sold-out tours, and we were so fortunate to have Mott main man Ian Hunter join me In the Studio.

In the Studio #2: Jethro Tull “Aqualung”- Ian Anderson 7-4-88

In the Studio #2 was broadcast the week of July 4, 1988 and featured my interview with Ian Anderson about the 1971 album "Aqualung".

Tommy Shaw- Girls With Guns- Dallas Ft. Worth 11-84

When Tommy Shaw, just recently estranged then from arena-fillers Styx, brought his Girls With Guns  solo band to a Ft. Worth nightclub in an otherwise empty strip mall on a chilly Sunday November night in 1984, what I expected to see and hear,…

Joe Bonamassa- Best So Far

the Joe Bonamassa US tour commences July 26 in San Diego and heads east eventually to a three-night stand at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium August 9- 11. Then Joe B lands in Europe beginning September 22, only to return to North America at the end of October to play through the end of November.

Collective Soul 25th Anniversary- Ed Roland

The story of Collective Soul emerged a little more than twenty-five years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter Ed Roland's parent's basement. It is not the first time that a song demo such as "Shine" was recorded at home by…