Pink Floyd- The Wall 40th pt 2- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason 12-2

The conclusion of my exclusive interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason to mark the fortieth anniversary of Pink Floyd's epic The Wall   happens the week of December 2 here In the Studio. - Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio…
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Win Foreigner "Double Vision 40th: Then & Now" CD/DVD

Fans had been clamoring for it, but only "The Duke" could pull it off. Foreigner founder/ guitarist Mick Jones arranged for original singer/co-writer Lou Gramm and other original members to join the current Foreigner band in a celebratory tour,…

Pink Floyd The Wall 40th Anniversary pt1- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason 11-25

On its fortieth anniversary of release, we explore Pink Floyd's The Wall   with its chief architect Roger Waters, project manager David Gilmour, and foundation-laying Nick Mason in part one the week of November 25. -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio…

Bryan Adams- I Fought the Law- Belgium 1988

Bryan Adams has always been a terrific live performer. Case in point: when I visited Bryan  at his Vancouver home way back in September 1988 to discuss his career breakthrough Cuts Like a Knife  in 1983 and his star-making blockbuster Reckless…

ZZ Top- Deguello 40th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

It is ironic that one of the least popular albums in the ZZ Top catalog, Tejas,  nevertheless came out during the legendary "Worldwide Texas Tour "1976-77 tour, which resembled not  so much a rock concert tour as a Lone Star version of Noah's…
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Rolling Stones- Let It Bleed 50th Anniversary- Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman

So very many impressions immediately come to mind, and conflicting emotions of great joy, admiration, as well as terrible dread compete, when referencing the Rolling Stones' November 1969 masterpiece Let It Bleed .  And that goes double for…

Eric Clapton- Journeyman 30th Anniversary 11-18

Eric Clapton's mid-Eighties trifecta of studio albums, starting  in 1985 with Behind the Sun   followed by  August,   peaked in Fall 1989 with   Journeyman.  [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="https://its-previews.s3.amazonaws.com/eric-clapton-journeyman-30th-preview.mp3"…
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes 40th Anniversary

In my series of interviews about the fortieth anniversary of the making of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' breakthrough third album Damn the Torpedoes, a modern day thriller complete with intrigue, heroes, villains, intimidation, brawling,…

Allman Brothers Band 50th Anniversary- Gregg Allman

"Whipping Post","Dreams", and "Trouble No More" all came from the Allman Brothers Band's debut 50 years ago

Rolling Stones- Gimme Shelter- Hyde Park London July 2013

Normally we reserve this feature to live performances that have been recorded and/or produced by Redbeard, but we make an exception here for several reasons. First, it is the Rolling Stones on their "Fifty (and Counting...) " tour which is unprecedented…