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Supertramp- Breakfast in America- Roger Hodgson

Supertramp's Roger Hodgson joins Redbeard In the Studio serving up "Breakfast in America".
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Bad Company- Desolation Angels- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

Bad Company ended the Seventies decade strongly on the wings of "Desolation Angels" forty years ago, and Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke join Redbeard In the Studio to recall making "Rock and Roll Fantasy","Oh Atlanta", and "Gone Gone Gone".
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Van Halen II- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth

For Van Halen "II", Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, plus Michael Anthony In The Studio.

In the Studio 30 Years Ago: Neil Young- Harvest

Neil Young delivered "Harvest", his most popular and , perhaps, most influential album in February 1972. Only Bob Dylan's groundbreaking "Nashville Skyline"... the touchstones for the whole Americana musical genre.

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 .
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Pretenders- Learning to Crawl 35th Anniversary- Chrissie Hynde

 Chrissie Hynde with the life-and-death story, times two, behind one of the Eighties' great comeback albums Learning to Crawl   in this particularly tough yet tender classic rock interview about the January 1984 Pretenders effort including…
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R.E.M.- Green 30th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

If you were fortunate in 1983 to discover the first full-length album Murmur from Athens GA-based R.E.M. , you probably realize that it sounded unlike anything else at the time,and precious little ever since except maybe their followup Reckoning.Over the next four years and five albums on indie label IRS,Michael Stipe,Peter Buck,Mike Mills,and Bill Berry made some of the smartest,quirky,angular rock of any American band...(more)
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YES- 90125 35th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye

After experiencing YES for my third tour, performing in the round on a revolving stage in Fall 1978 in Memphis, I distinctly recall thinking that this was the best way to see any band larger than a quartet.  YES had always consisted of musicians…

Tom Waits- Blue Valentine 40th Anniversary

In 1978 my pick for album of the year was Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town,which no doubt topped many such lists that year.Second by a gnat's eyelash on my list,however,was Blue Valentine by Tom Waits,an album which I can cherish easily for another thirty years...(more)

Kansas- Leftoverture- Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, Richard Williams, Robbie Steinhardt

In the Fall 1988, Kansas had reunited most of the original band and they were eager to talk, plus key songwriter Kerry Livgren, who had retired from touring in order to become a Georgia farmer, had parked his John Deere and picked up his Les Paul to do some Contemporary Christian solo albums, so suddenly he became available as well to talk about "Leftoverture", the 1976 four million seller from Kansas.