Bryan Adams- Reckless 35th Anniversary

It became like a greatest hits album unto itself thirty-five years ago: no less than six songs from Bryan Adams' fourth album, Reckless,  went Top 10 in America and made him an international star before the age of twenty-five. Bryan tells…

George Harrison- Best of Dark Horse- the Redbeard Interview

Part one of my interviews with the late George Harrison, who surprised everybody by becoming the most popular maker of solo music for the first five years after the Beatles called it a career.
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Led Zeppelin II 50th Anniversary- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

The first Led Zeppelin album in  1969 was released, like the vast majority of unknown untested "baby bands", in January. It was unhyped, particularly in America, as three of the four members of the British band had no reputations Stateside…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Rainy Day Women #12 & #35- Gainesville 11-4-93

Maybe I chose this terrific version of Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 and #35", performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at a homecoming Gainesville FL concert in November 1993, after last night  watching Tom being interviewed by Dylan's…

King Crimson- In the Court...50th Anniversary- the late Greg Lake, Jon Anderson, Mike Rutherford

It is the Plymouth Rock of progressive rock, and  a half century  after King Crimson  released what Bruce Eder on AllMusic.com maintains is "one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody...",  In the Court of the  Crimson…
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The Police- Regatta de Blanc 40th Anniversary- Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers

"Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart..."- "Message in a Bottle", 1979 (Sting) "Outlandos d'Amour  has a certain grotesque, naïve charm about it," Sting offers in this interview about the second album by The Police,…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Even the Losers- San Francisco 2-6-97

Listen to the late great Tom Petty put the  Heartbreakers through their paces on an almost cinematic live arrangement of "Even the Losers", originally on Damn the Torpedoes,  here from February 1997 at the San Francisco Fillmore.- Redbeard…

Jethro Tull- Stand Up 50th- War Child 45th- Ian Anderson

In the years 1969-74 there was no band in the world more exciting, more unconventional, and more successful than Jethro Tull.
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R.E.M.- Monster 25th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

Not since Green  more than five years earlier had R.E.M. come out so unself-consciously swingin'. "We were touring for the first time in five years. We wanted something arena and festival ready", says R.E.M. lead singer and lyricist Michael…

The Police- Walking on the Moon- Boston 1979

Here is a rare early performance by The Police of "Walking on the Moon" in a Boston club 1979 just after the release of their second album, Regatta de Blanc . -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="https://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/POLICE-Boston+1979/LIVE-police-walking-on-the-moon.mp3"…