In The Studio Archives: Classic Rock Interview


These are the interviews from the most recent editions of the weekly national radio broadcast of In The Studio .

REO Speedwagon Releases #1 Album, Single 35 Years Ago-Kevin Cronin,Neal Doughty

Legendary major league baseball manager Leo Durocher reportedly uttered that famous quote,”Nice guys finish last”, but with the release thirty-five years ago of REO Speedwagon‘s Hi Infidelity, at least one exception refuted Durocher’s platitude spectacularly. Matter of fact, if REO Speedwagon was a baseball team, their statistics for their 1980-81 season would be...
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Queen- A Night at the Opera 40th Anniversary- Brian May, Roger Taylor

Life’s big breaks don’t come with an engraved invitation, but Queen‘s big star-making effort A Night at the Opera did, right there on the cover. But it is a miracle they ever got the chance. Already one album past their initial three-album deal with their record company, the London four-piece had a couple...
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Van Morrison- Warner Bros Years

Whoever first coined the term “blue eyed soul”, it is a safe bet that the phrase was first used to describe the Belfast singer/songwriter Van Morrison. Practically it is impossible to explain the width and depth of this Northern Ireland native’s contribution without resorting to hyperbole, as music writer Jason Ankeny found out...
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Beatles #1 Songs pt two-Paul McCartney

Part two of the Beatles 1+ sellers including “Lady Madonna”,”Hey Jude”,”Get Back”,”Something”,”Come Together”,”Let It Be”, and “The Long and Winding Road”. Paul McCartney hosts part two, and additional comments from my interviews with the late George Harrison are here, too. –Redbeard...
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Beatles #1+ pt one-Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney retraces the Beatles with Redbeard from Liverpool to the stage of the Ed Sullivan Show fifty years ago, writing music history with every #1 song including “Love Me Do”,”She Loves You”,”I Want to Hold Your Hand”,”Can’t Buy Me Love”,”Hard Day’s Night”,”Eight Days a Week”,”Ticket to Ride”,Help!”,”Yesterday”,”Day Tripper”, and “Paperback Writer”. We...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-Street Survivors

Lynyrd Skynyrd had to cancel several shows over the weekend due to a heart attack of OG guitarist Gary Rossington, the latest in a dozen-year saga which began in 2003 with a quintuple bypass operation followed by a stent since then. With the marking of the anniversary Tuesday of the tragic airplane accident...
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Hollywood Vampires- Alice Cooper

The  legend of the original “Hollywood Vampires”, the loose collection of ribald rockers including John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, and Alice Cooper who, in the early Seventies, rarely saw the light of day but raved nightly on the Sunset Strip, provided notorious stories of rock debauchery as well as many charter members...
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David Bowie- Five Years 1969-1973 part 2

Arguably, the sound of the Seventies may have dawned as early as August 1971 with Who’s Next, or as late as April 1973 with Dark Side of the Moon. But with David Bowie‘s June 1972 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, not only did the exaggerated stereo...
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