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Queen- Innuendo 30th Anniversary- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor In the Studio with Redbeard on the 30th anniversary of "Innuendo", Freddie Mercury's final album, which Rolling Stone magazine called "Queen's last masterpiece."

Sting- The Soul Cages 30th Anniversary

The Sting and I...We had already done multiple interviews when he was in The Police and now Sting had just released his third solo album by the time we reconvened to discuss "The Soul Cages" in 1991. Sting had lost both parents by then, the most recent  his father, and was clearly wrestling with his star ascending amidst pain and personal loss.

David Lee Roth- A Little Ain’t Enough 30th Anniversary

David Lee Roth "A Little Ain't Enough" interview In the Studio with Redbeard on its 30th anniversary.

Paul McCartney- Blackbird January 1991

This may have been one of the MTV Unplugged  series highlights, a live loose acoustic performance by the former Beatle and Wings leader in early 1991 with a crack band of veterans including Robbie McIntosh on lead guitar (ex-Pretenders) and…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Mary Jane’s Last Dance- San Francisco 2-97

Here is a rare recorded concert performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers doing the one-off "Mary Jane's Last Dance" which did not quite make the 1991 album Into the Great Wide Open  and instead was a surprise hit on their Greatest Hits…

Bryan Adams- Hey Honey I’m Packin’ You In- Vancouver 3-92

In 2015 there was the Bryan Adams collaboration, Get Up, with Electric Light Orchestra/ Traveling Wilburys/ producer Jeff Lynne, and here is evidence of why we're always interested in what either superstar does creatively. This is Bryan Adams…

Chris Whitley-“Living With the Law”- Dallas 7-91

Although Chris Whitley's birth certificate listed Houston Texas as his birthplace, by the time the eclectic modern bluesman's untimely death in  2005 at age 45, Chris had lived all over the world. Sensing a rare authenticity and smoldering…

John Mellencamp- Martha Say- Dec 1991

I spent part of my Christmas holiday 1991 in an A-frame cabin with a woodburning stove in the still snow-covered woods among the hills and "hollers" of Central Indiana's Brown County . But we weren't there for skiing or even simply to chill out . Instead , I was there to record the private rehearsal for the upcoming John Mellencamp tour .

John Mellencamp- Authority Song- garage Dec 1991

I spent part of my Christmas holiday 1991 in an A-frame cabin with a wood burning stove in the still, snow-covered woods among the hills and "hollers" of Central Indiana's Brown County. But we weren't there for skiing or even simply to chill…

Chris Whitley- Poison Girl- Dallas 7-91

This is about as unadorned and seminal as music gets: the dearly departed Chris Whitley in July 1991 outdoors in Dallas Texas under a tent on the lawn with no stage, no monitors, tiny PA,  accompanied only by several ancient Depression-era…