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John Mellencamp- Paper in Fire- 12-91 rehearsal

What a great band, live off the garage floor- literally- no overdubs, samples, tricks. This is the way you do it, folks, recorded at rehearsal in John Mellencamp's garage in the snow-covered hills of Central Indiana just before Christmas 1991…

David Bowie- Life on Mars?- NYC 11-19-99

The electricity in the room was palpable that crisp November night 1999 in Manhattan when David Bowie took the stage of the Kit Kat Klub and opened his show ( historic in that it was among the first ever live-streamed on the internet by a major Artist ) with this stunning rendition of "Life on Mars?".

Bryan Adams- Touch the Hand- Vancouver 3-92

Backtrack with Bryan Adams and his band to rehearsal March 1992 at Little Mountain Sound studio in Vancouver B.C. for their In the Studio performance of "Touch the Hand", absolutely live.

U2- Bad/40/Where the Streets Have No Name- Boston 6-6-01

The indomitable Dublin quartet U2 has been a force on the live music stage for so long that I have witnessed it go from playing on cafeteria tables in a little club in Memphis to the world's largest stadiums. But at some point during every show in more than four decades of witnessing them, U2 and their audience transcend the rock concert sturm und drang and it more closely resembles a big tent revival, as it did that night in Boston June 2001 during this medley of "Bad" into "Where the Streets Have No Name".

Foreigner- Dirty White Boy- Dallas 2-95

Original Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm (c), Foreigner founder/guitarist Mick Jones (l), and former bassist Bruce Turgon (r) having fun with that "Dirty White Boy" Redbeard while In the Studio  on Q102 Dallas/Ft.Worth in February 1995. Both…

38 Special- Wild Eyed Southern Boys- Memphis 12-31-82

38 Special live New Years Eve 1982 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum with"Wild-Eyed Southern Boys".

Charlie Daniels Band- The Devil Went Down to Georgia 1-13-79

Charlie Daniels told me that he had just finished writing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" before he and the Charlie Daniels Band performed it at their annual Volunteer Jam in Nashville on January 13,1979 , making this performance the first ever before a live audience .-Redbeard

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- American Girl- San Francisco 1997

It is a miracle that "American Girl", on the 1976 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   released forty-five years ago, was ever discovered to be played on album rock radio: it was sequenced tenth, last song on side 2! Here TP and the best working band in America then stripped it down to its essence in order to "make it last all night..." during a multi-night stand at San Francisco's Fillmore in February 1997.

Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend- San Diego 2014

On the night back in 2014 when Matthew Sweet and band played the San Diego suburbs, the crowd waited patiently for his showstopper, "Girlfriend", and Matthew and band obliged of course with this solid performance.

Robert Cray- Right Next Door- Dallas 7-87

Exclusive In the Studio Live Track from Robert Cray "Right Next Door(Because of Me) " from Dallas July 1987.