In The Studio Archives: Beard’s Blog

Share

U2’s Bono Badly Injured in NYC Cycling Accident

The initial reports of Bono having a bike accident while riding last Sunday in Central Park all focused on what a disappointment it must be to Jimmy Fallon that U2 would have to cancel a week-long residency on the late night US Tonight Show. Even U2’s own official press release made it sound...
Read more

Queen Forever-Brian May, Roger Taylor

Since Queen has sold more albums and singles than any band since the Beatles (and some estimates claim even more than them ), it is simply not an over- reach to title this new career compilation from forty-plus years of recording Queen Forever. You will not find two more interesting conversationalists about all...
Read more

Double Down on Deluxe Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

Anyone assuming that Led Zeppelin‘s allure was limited to the decade of the Seventies, or even the 20th century, simply has not been paying attention: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 1995; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2005; a single performance in November 2007 at London’s O2 Arena had six MILLION ticket requests;...
Read more

Cream Singer/ Songwriter Jack Bruce Remembered

One of the great rock voices of all time, Jack Bruce, has died at age 71. Jack Bruce was highly significant in one of rock history’s most important bands as the main vocalist, lyrical  bass player, and main songwriter in the London-based power trio Cream along with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. In...
Read more

Don Henley-Building the Perfect Beast 30th Anniversary-Don, Danny Kortchmar

Don Henley released a pivotal song and unforgettable video in his solo career,“The Boys of Summer”, in early Autumn 1984 which created great anticipation for the mothership that followed. His second post-Eagles solo album , Building the Perfect Beast  was indeed a monster but certainly only in a good way, containing “All She Wants...
Read more

Motley Crue-Dr Feelgood 25th Anniversary-Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars

“Wow, so this is what it’s like to watch Monday Night Football without a spike in your arm?” recalls Motley Crue songwriter/ bass player Nikki Sixx about his initial experience with sobriety post-rehab. This was the time twenty-five years ago when he coccooned  from the “Terror in Tinseltown” debauchery for which Motley Crue...
Read more

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Damn the Torpedoes 35th Anniversary

Tom Petty reveals the personal battles he and the Heartbreakers had to fight just so that we could enjoy one of the most important rock albums of the last 35 years. Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had been in Dallas in the Fall 1987 when he and...
Read more

Genesis “R-Kive” pt 1-Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

( Big thanks to In the Studio supporter and Genesis expert Chris Schrecker for the correction that Phil Collins was not a band founder, but first appeared on Nursery Cryme).There are several revelations in this Genesis interview  with band members Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford specifically about the initial five studio albums,  1972’s...
Read more