Inside the Studio

Inside the Studio

iHeartRadio presents “Inside The Studio,” an in-depth series featuring intimate conversations with some of music’s biggest stars and emerging talents. Each episode features an unscripted sit-down with artists on the verge of releasing new material – rounded out with a tour through their lives and discographies. “Inside The Studio” reveals previously unseen sides of artists, giving fans the sort of access that is missing from much of today’s music coverage. Inside the Studio is hosted by music journalist Jordan Runtagh (People, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, VH1), Co-Host of the iHeartMedia podcast "Rivals: Music's Greatest Feuds' and host of iHeartMedia's new podcast "Off The Record.'

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July 1, 2022 35 min

The singer-songwriter discusses the recording of his new album Face the River, inspired by the back-to-back deaths of his parents. The double loss changed him irrevocably, and this new record finds him coming to terms with the grief and the resulting growth.

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The guitarist reflects on recording the band’s latest record ‘Dropout Boogie,’ including sessions with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. Auerbach also looks back on the 20th anniversary of the Black Keys’ debut, his early blues heroes, and what’s to come for the Black Keys’ summer tour. 

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June 17, 2022 36 min

The pop-punk trio discuss their latest single "Assassin," the pros and cons of TikTok, and the challenges of forming a new band in the midst of the pandemic. 

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June 10, 2022 40 min

The singer talks all things Judy Garland as he releases his stripped-down tribute to her iconic Carnegie Hall concert, recorded live with a jazz quartet at Hollywood's historic Capitol Studios in front of an audience of one — Renée Zellweger, who also inhabited the legendary performer in the 2019 biopic 'Judy.'  

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June 3, 2022 37 min

Jordan talks with the pioneering country artist about her new EP 'One of These Days,' performing on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show,' and their shared love of ghost stories.

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May 27, 2022 37 min

The singer, songwriter and mental health activist discusses the recording her latest album 'Freewheeling Woman,' her first collection of original material in seven years. She also opens up about using songwriting as a form of self-therapy to transcend her difficult upbringing, and describes her current relationship to older songs like "Hands" and "Who Will Save Your Soul." 

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May 13, 2022 34 min

The British pop-soul crooner discusses the deluxe reissue of his 1987 smash Whenever You Need Somebody, which features remixes and new versions of classics like “Together Forever” and the immortal “Never Gonna Give You Up” reimagined as piano ballads. He also opened up about secretly singing on Disney’s ‘The Lion King' soundtrack, the mystery of his missing music video raincoat, and — yes —the Rick Rolling phenomenon.

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May 6, 2022 24 min

The singer-songwriter opens up about her the new Showtime documentary, ‘Sheryl,’ which traces her journey from elementary school teacher to musical superstar responsible for classics like “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun,” and “My Favorite Mistake.” The film documents her battle against sexism, agism, and at times her own perfectionism, but ultimately it’s a story about finding happiness on her own terms. Crow discusses her early...

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April 29, 2022 34 min

The folk-pop outfit discuss the recording of their long-awaited fifth record 'Every Shade of Blue,' whether they've ever dreamed a song, and how the pandemic has forced them to redefine their relationship to home. 

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April 22, 2022 60 min

The multi-talented artist discusses "Every Little Moment" and "Freedom," the lead singles off his upcoming record 'Jude' — his first new album in a decade. He also describes the catharsis of performing his father's song "Imagine" for the first time publicly in an effort to raise money for Ukrainian aid, and his NFT fundraiser featuring artifacts from his personal connection of Beatles memorabilia...

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April 15, 2022 30 min

The rock icon talks trading her electric guitar for an acoustic on her new album Changeup, which finds her revisiting 25 career-spanning cuts.

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April 8, 2022 49 min

The legendary multi-instrumentalist behind classics like "Frankenstein" and "Free Ride" details the recording of his musical tribute to his late brother, Johnny Winter. Due out April 15, the album 'Brother Johnny' is equal parts all-star tribute and musical memoir, tracing the blues guitar titan's life and influences through 17 songs with the help of luminaries like Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Billy Gibbons,...

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April 1, 2022 30 min

The multi-talented musician opens up about her Grammy nominations for her album 'Jubilee,’ scaling the New York Times bestseller list with her deeply moving memoir ‘Crying in H-Mart,’ and gearing up to write her first feature film. 

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March 25, 2022 18 min

The rock 'n' soul legend opens up about revisiting four decades of his solo career with a new retrospective, 'BeforeAfter.' Over the course of the conversation, he reflects on making music with the likes of Robert Fripp and Dave Stewart, his early years working for Philly Soul icons Gamble & Huff, whether superstition plays a role in his songwriting process, and what's next for his beloved webseries-turned-c...

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March 18, 2022 34 min

After decades of dazzling millions with his skills on the keys, Harry Connick Jr. is here to let fans in on the fun of playing piano — “play” being the operative word. On March 29 he’s launching Piano Party, an online course designed to teach the basics of piano through lessons he’s learned over the course of his legendary career. The project is part of Harry's new metaverse platform The Neutral Ground, an online community desi...

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March 11, 2022 29 min

Fusing bone crunching riffs, radio friendly hooks and theatrical flair, Ghost have become one of the most exciting acts in metal. During his conversation with Jordan, frontman Tobias Forge outlines the band's philosophically complex new record Impera, which explores the rise and fall of empires. He also delves into his love of horror movies and ABBA — which are not as mutually exclusive as you might think! 

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March 4, 2022 31 min

We're dipping into the Inside The Studio vault this week to bring you something special from our formidable archive — an interview with Sir Paul McCartney! It was recorded around the release of his 2018 album ‘Egypt Station,’ a record brimming with McCartney's undiminished — and seemingly boundless — energy and trademark gift for melody. In honor of Macca's recently announced Got Back tour of North American, we decided ...

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February 25, 2022 30 min

Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith discuss the difficult creation of 'The Tipping Point,' the band's first record in nearly two decades. The album took shape after numerous false starts over the course of almost 10 years. Early sessions with a crew of outside songwriters left them so uninspired that they nearly parted company once again, but then the pair got back to basics, holing up in a room with acoustic guitars, just li...

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February 18, 2022 46 min

Frontman Dave Le'aupepe and bassist Max Dunn open up about the false starts, writer's block and personal grief that went into the band's ambitious third album, 'Angel in Realtime.' Inspired by the death of Le'aupepe's father, the album is a meditation on god, grief and growth, drawing musical textures from his Samoan heritage, as well as English drum and bass, and stripped back American folk.

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February 11, 2022 40 min

The Nashville-based singer/songwriter details his ambitious new multi-media project 'The Joy of Music' — an album, short film and tour that had help from the likes of Kenny G, Snoop Dog, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, and even the Jim Henson Creature Shop. 

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