Posts

Bachman Turner Overdrive- Four Wheel Drive- Randy Bachman

Bachman Turner Overdrive "Four Wheel Drive" 45th anniversary In the Studio with Randy Bachman
,

Aerosmith- Toys in the Attic 45th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford

We dust off "Toys in the Attic",  the breakthrough third album for Aerosmith in  April 1975. Contrary to what you might assume, through their first two albums Aerosmith struggled to get noticed. In this classic rock interview, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer reminded me that "Dream On" from their debut by then had been released as a single three times  and flopped twice.

Jethro Tull- Benefit 50th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

They were the changes  in musical direction and key personnel made on Jethro Tull's critical preceding third album, "Benefit",   in April 1970, that provided the oxygen in "Aqualung" 's tank a year later.

ZZ Top- Fandango 45th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

In this classic rock interview to mark the forty-fifth anniversary of "Fandango", my guests Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard in "That Little Ol' Band from Texas" ZZ Top were tellin' tall tales here In the Studio  long before Netflix or Amazon Prime were ever invented! -Redbeard
,

Bad Company- Straight Shooter 45th- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

Bad Company had elbowed their way to the forefront of the rock world by the April 1975 release of their second album, "Straight Shooter" ,avoiding the sophomore jinx with timeless songs "Good Lovin' Gone Bad","Feel Like Makin' Love", and "Shooting Star". But as my guests Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke share here, strange things can happen eventually when that much success is achieved that quickly in lives so young.

Van Halen- Women and Children First 40th- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth

It always seemed that the Van Halen 1980 third album, "Women and Children First" , suffered from "middle child syndrome". David Lee Roth, bass player/ harmony singer Michael Anthony, drummer Alex Van Halen, and fretmeister Eddie Van Halen remind us of a time four decades ago when Van Halen was establishing itself as America's premiere hard rock band with songs "And the Cradle Will Rock" and "Everybody Wants Some!".
,

Billy Joel- Glass Houses 40th Anniversary

Billy Joel "Glass Houses"   has sold over ten million copies, stayed at #1 for six consecutive weeks, was the 4th-best seller for the entire year 1980, and won Billy Joel a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Hear him In the Studio.

Steely Dan- Katy Lied 45th Anniversary- Donald Fagen, the late Walter Becker

Steely Dan's 1975 fourth album, "Katy Lied", is a perfect example of a "sleeper", but it's not simply the passage of time that obscures its many-faceted brilliance. Here are Donald Fagen & the late Walter Becker interviewed.

Van Morrison- Moondance 50th Anniversary

It is the fiftieth anniversary of the timeless Van Morrison essential "Moondance" . This ultra-rare, fascinating interview is nothing short of a revelation...
,

David Bowie- Young Americans 45th Anniversary

By 1975 David Bowie had abandoned the Glam Rock he had virtually invented in the guise of the ego-tripping tragicomic Fallen Rock Star, Ziggy Stardust. Bowie's mid-decade "Young Americans" album with the #1 hit "Fame" pointed directly toward Disco's dominance a mere two years later...