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Boston- To Be a Man- Worcester 8-87

It had been such a "long time", almost seven years, since the band Boston had released a new album and toured that when Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, and Company returned to the concert stage headlining the 1987 Texxas Jam in front of 70,000 in the…

Boston- Third Stage 35th- Tom Scholz 9-20

By September 1986 when "Third Stage" by Boston ignited, many of us had thought that we would never see it lift off, its creative fuel siphoned off by a protracted injunction and lawsuit brought against bandleader Tom Scholz by his very own record company. Scholz is my guest the week of 9/20 to lay out in great detail this modern-day David vs Goliath battle which fundamentally changed the music business.
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Boston 45th Anniversary- Tom Scholz, the late Brad Delp

In the Summer of 1975, a year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history, the band Boston did not even exist . A year later Tom Scholz's seven year basement tapes would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits ...(more) Tom Scholz is my guest for Boston's 45th anniversary.

Redbeard Rocks Freedom 4th Playlist

Here is a playlist for you featuring freedom as the theme from Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty, Chicago, Crosby Stills and Nash, Don Henley, Jimi Hendrix, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Paul Simon, The Rascals, Rush, Styx, The Byrds, and The Who to celebrate red, white, and boom!

More Echoes In the Studio pt 3

In memoriam : More Echoes "In the Studio", pt 3 with rare interviews with fallen rockers Lou Reed, Bon Scott, Rick Wright, Malcolm Young, George Harrison, David Bowie

Boston- Holly Ann- Boston 8-16-87

This time in 1987 the home team was holed up in the Worcester suburbs of Boston midway through a ten-night stand when they performed the entire "Third Stage"  album front to back, capping that impressive song cycle with this stunning live "Holly Ann".

The Cars

The Cars' co-founder singer/songwriter the late Ric Ocasek goes under the hood with keyboard player Greg Hawkes for their 1978 debut.

Jon Butcher- Wishes- Dallas 1-89

One of the nicest, most sincere musicians , Jon Butcher with me in January 1989 singing "If Wishes Were Horses", plus "Send Me Somebody" from "Pictures from the Front" on its 30th anniversary, presented for American Black History Month .

Hard+Heavy Box 10th Anniversary- Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston

When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life   did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake,…
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Boston- Don’t Look Back- Tom Scholz

The band Boston had by August 1978 sold seven million copies on its way to becoming the top-selling debut ever (now over 17 million ), and the follow-up "Don't Look Back"  was being rush released to North American rock  radio stations. Boston, led by my guest here in this classic rock interview, guitarist/composer Tom Scholz