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Rolling Stones- Mixed Emotions- Toronto 9-3-89

When interviewing Keith Richards in early January 1989 ostensibly about his solo album Talk is Cheap,  I was repeatedly reminded by his delightful publicist Jane Rose not to ask about the 900 pound gorilla in the studio: the Rolling Stones,…
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Aerosmith- Pump 30th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey

Pump   by Aerosmith is a thumbs up three dimensional hard rock masterpiece, with the legendary band's deepest well of  songwriting, blistering performance chops, and the most innovative production of any hard rock album to date courtesy of…

Aerosmith- Love in an Elevator- Brussels 10-31-93

Revving you up for the Aerosmith Pump   thirtieth anniversary coming in a few weeks. Proof positive that on Halloween night 1993, there was not a band on the planet better than Aerosmith in concert. Exhibit A is this sizzling live version of…

Peter Frampton- When All the Pieces Fit 30th Anniversary

As Peter Frampton mounts his farewell tour of America, his long-ago adopted home, it also marks the thirtieth anniversary of one of the Eighties' real under-rated gems, 1989's "When All the Pieces Fit" . But Peter's health concern now with a progressive degenerative muscular disease, which prompted the current farewell tour, is not his first crisis, as you will hear in this interview.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- In Step 30th Anniversary

If you run the numbers of the Summer 1989 album In Step   by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, just the mere facts are impressive. In Step   was the Texas trio's fourth studio album, but their first after Vaughan's collapse and near death…

The Cult- Sonic Temple 30th Anniversary- Billy Duffy

By the time The Cult's  Sonic Temple    came out thirty years ago and went Top 10 on Billboard  Album Sales chart, I would have bet my last dollar that this British hard-rocking four piece led by trippy full-throated singer Ian Astbury and…

John Mellencamp- Big Daddy 30th Anniversary

John Mellencamp interview "In the Studio" with Redbeard on the 30th anniversary of "Big Daddy"

Edie Brickell of the New Bohemians- Dallas January 1989

It would be fascinating to watch the latest Oscar-nominated remake of A Star is Born  with Dallas-based Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, whose 1988 debut Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars  was THE Cinderella best-seller that Fall and…

R.E.M.- Turn You Inside Out- 1989

R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry just slams the snot out of the drums on this 1989 performance of Green's "Turn You Inside Out", appearing on the band's TourFilm   the following year. Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills join me here In the Studio…

Tom Cochrane- Calling America- Dallas 1989

Tom Cochrane live Q102 Dallas "Calling America"