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 !” I had just returned a week earlier from a whirlwind Labor Day Weekend 1988 trip attempting the nearly impossible: to fly Dallas to Seattle, first to interview Ann Wilson of Heart for lunch at her secluded vintage house on the hill; then spend the afternoon at Steve Miller‘s place on Mercer Island for the Fly Like an Eagle   classic rock interview you have here; before nailing the accelerator of the rental car to the floor and heading up the mountainous coastline to Vancouver for a late night session with Bryan Adams…all in one day. Sheer madness as I think back on it now, but we were desperately trying to succeed and had yet to find the technology that would allow me to eliminate the costly, brutally time-consuming travel component of the equation. –Redbeard