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Latest Show: Allman Brothers Band “1971 Fillmore East Recordings” with Gegg Allman, Dickey Betts

Live Track: Pink Floyd “Money” Knebworth 1990

Medium Rare: Peter Frampton “Best”

Enter to Win: Pink Floyd The Division Bell 20th Anniv. Box Set

Enter to Win: NEW Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers CD

Beard’s Blog: Johnny Winter

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  • Allman Brothers Band-1971 Fillmore East Recordings-Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts

    Allman Brothers Band-1971 Fillmore East Recordings-Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts

    The original Allman Brothers Band had to be seen and heard live to be fully appreciated, and in 1971 I was fortunate to see them twice. Now we know that year to be bittersweet, a time of commercial and critical breakthrough as well as tragic heartbreak, but before either transpired,… Read More »
  • Kinks-Low Budget 35th Anniversary-Ray Davies

    Kinks-Low Budget 35th Anniversary-Ray Davies

    The Kinks were probably a lock for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for their British Invasion Sixties output alone, but the middle 1970s were tough going for them until reclaiming their rock bona fides with a trifecta of revitalized rock on 1977's Sleepwalker, 1978's Misfits, and their biggest… Read More »
  • Johnny Winter, Texas Guitar Legend, Passes Away on Tour

    Johnny Winter, Texas Guitar Legend, Passes Away on Tour

    It is with sadness that we confirm the death of Beaumont, Texas legendary blues rock guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Johnny Winter while on tour in Austria. Here at In the Studio, we had obtained Johnny Winter's still unreleased impressive next album Step Back which became a guitar summit meeting featuring Eric… Read More »
  • Alice Cooper-Mascara and Monsters-Best

    Alice Cooper-Mascara and Monsters-Best

    Alice Cooper was the first rock star to fall to substance abuse...and survive. Think about it: Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Keith Moon, Elvis Presley. To 99% of us, the first indication that those titans of rock had a dangerous addiction was when we read the headlines that they… Read More »
  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Red River

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Red River

    This gem from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' unreleased full album Hypnotic Eye potentially could be the biggest song for them since "Mary Jane's Last Dance" in the mid-'90s. Check out these lyrics by following along after clicking the Big Green Button. Hypnotic Eye is out July 29, & the… Read More »
  • Don Henley-The End of the Innocence 25th anniversary

    Don Henley-The End of the Innocence 25th anniversary

    The evening before my first interview with him was scheduled to occur regarding his third solo album The End of the Innocence, Don Henley wanted to check me out. You see, Henley doesn’t suffer fools lightly, and now that I’ve lived for more than 30 years among the rural Northeast… Read More »
  • Pink Floyd Reportedly Releasing”The Endless River”in October

    Pink Floyd Reportedly Releasing”The Endless River”in October

    Hopes are exceedingly high on the news from Pink Floyd lyricist ( and David Gilmour spouse) Polly Samson that unreleased music which began twenty years ago by Gilmour, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, & the late PF keyboard player Rick Wright during The Division Bell sessions is now scheduled for… Read More »
  • Cars-Candy O-35th Anniversary-Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

    Cars-Candy O-35th Anniversary-Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

    By the July 4th 1979 holiday, a scant fourteen months after The Cars' debut album had surprised all but a handful of early adopters around their Boston assembly line, all eyes and ears were trained upon the quintet's next model, Candy O. The consensus that The Cars' debut was one… Read More »
  • Eric Johnson-Europe Live

    Eric Johnson-Europe Live

    The kind of gushing, jaw-dropping reaction to Austin guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Eric Johnson has been pretty much consistent since he started attracting heady praise in the mi-1970s as guitarist in the Electromagnets. By 1980 Eric Johnson was already developing an almost mythical reputation as a spectacular player, enough to garner… Read More »
  • Soundgarden-Superunknown 20th Anniversary-Chris Cornell

    Soundgarden-Superunknown 20th Anniversary-Chris Cornell

    When it came time for Soundgarden to enter the studio in 1993, the song stash was empty, a daunting creative challenge to main songwriter Chris Cornell. All of the ripe musical fruit had been harvested for the series of singles,  EPs, and three  albums including Badmotorfinger, but Chris found the… Read More »