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Melissa Etheridge- Chrome Plated Heart- Dallas 1988

Melissa Etheridge, visiting Dallas radio station Q102 as a rookie in 1988, stepped up to the plate live, took a swing at "Chrome Plated Heart" from her debut released in May that year, and knocked it out of the park, performing on a guitar …

Joe Satriani- Ceremony- Dallas 1998

Extraordinary guitarist Joe Satriani, whose monstrous virtuosity is matched only by his humility, performing "Ceremony" live In the Studio with me in 1998 on KTXQ-Q102 in Dallas/Ft.Worth Texas. -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/LIVE-joe-satriani-ceremony.mp3"…

Queen- Spread Your Wings- London 10-28-77

Queen always was one of those top-tier bands who could really sing and play their highly arranged material live, and here is ample proof of that fact in a rare live-in-studio performance of "Spread Your Wings" from Autumn 1977, broadcast on…

R.E.M.- Strange Currencies- Milton Keynes 7-30-95

At England's massive Milton Keynes Bowl in late July 1995...Enjoy "Strange Currencies" by R.E.M.

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".