Rare musician interviews by Redbeard not part of the weekly radio series .

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Outlaws-Hurry Sundown 40th-Henry Paul, the late Hughie Thomasson

With the Allman Brothers Band forming in Daytona Beach and Lynyrd Skynyrd from the wrong side of Jacksonville, the state of Florida was Southern Rock Central in the mid-1970s, so any Stetson-wearing guitar-picking long-haired rock band in those…

Dire Straits-Love Over Gold 35th Anniversary-Mark Knopfler

With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler celebrating his birthday Saturday ( 8/12 ) we thought we would "mark" the occasion along with the upcoming thirty-fifth anniversary of Dire Straits' Love Over Gold  . Like David Bowie did five years…

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson: Sage at 70

The  40th anniversary box set of Jethro Tull's Songs from the Wood  gets the knees up full Monty treatment from Porcupine Tree remixer/ surround sound savant Steven Wilson, a perfect present for any long time Jethro Tull fan (is there any…

James Taylor Scores #1 with "You've Got a Friend"

James Taylor hits #1 in 1971 with Carole King's "You've Got a Friend"

Doors "Light My Fire" 50th Anniversary of #1

The top 10 list of rock game-changing debut albums is short but breathtaking. Among them : Are You Experienced? , Led Zeppelin 1 , Music from Big Pink , Ramones , Please Please Me , Never Mind the Bollocks ...(more)

Billy Idol 35th Anniversary

 There was no indication from his days fronting English punk band Generation X that Billy Idol ( christened William Broad ) would be the most successful, possibly the only, original London punk rocker to cross over to mainstream multimillion-selling…

Joe Satriani-Surfing With the Alien 30th anniversary

Joe Satriani interview on "Surfing with the Alien" 30th anniversary.

Who-Early Best-Pete Townshend,Roger Daltrey

For the anniversary of one of rock's greatest live band's first US tour in 1967, we have In the Studio this week The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, plus archive comments from the late John Entwistle.

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer-Trilogy 45th Anniversary-Carl Palmer

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer's third studio album, and fourth overall in barely two years,  was entitled Trilogy  coming in July 1972, a high watermark peak for Progressive Rock's quality as well as massive popularity ( see sidebar link below…

Chicago V 45th Anniversary-Robert Lamm

"Saturday in the park, I think it was the 4th of July..."- Chicago "V" 45th anniversary In the Studio with composer Robert Lamm.