In The Studio: Classic Rock Interview

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

Steve Miller- Complete Greatest Hits- Rock Hall of Fame

During our interview,Steve Miller reminded me that ,when Fly Like an Eagle came out 35 years ago,it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles,thoughtfully sequenced seamlessly,that I and my FM radio deejay brethren used to play entire sides of it(back when albums had sides) on the radio,uninterrupted...(more)...
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Steve Miller- Fly Like an Eagle 40th Anniversary- Rock Hall of Fame

During our interview, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller reminded me that when Fly Like an Eagle came out in 1976, it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles, thoughtfully  and seamlessly sequenced, that my FM radio deejay cohorts and I used to play entire sides of it...
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Cheap Trick- Hall of Fame pt 2- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

You may know the basic facts of Cheap Trick‘s live 1979 album At Budokan which effectively started the Rockford quartet on a long road which will now travel through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but unless you actually lived through it, there is no way to imagine what such a fluke...
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Cheap Trick- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame pt 1- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

If you check out the reviews of Cheap Trick’s first five albums, you will be seeing stars. On a maximum scale of five stars, the 1977 debut by Cheap Trick  receives AllMusic.com‘s highest rating, and the even more melodic, better sounding  sophomore effort In Color in the same year earns 4 1/2 stars....
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Deep Purple- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame- Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

In 1968 the first time I heard Deep Purple, with their cover of Joe South’s “Hush” exploding out of a car dashboard speaker, I had no way of knowing that I was hearing the primordial hard rock bellow of what soon would evolve into Heavy Metal. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath,...
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Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz 35th Anniversary

It is safe to say that when Ozzy Osbourne‘s first post-Black Sabbath album Blizzard of Ozz came out in the US in March 1981, it was fairly common then for UK releases to come out a couple of weeks prior to their North American retail appearance. But not over six months later, as...
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Emerson, Lake, and Palmer- Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer

...I borrowed the debut album from a buddy,and was fascinated by the epic"Take a Pebble",featuring Greg Lake's chiorboy voice,Carl Palmer's fantastic drum technique,and Keith Emerson's impressive ability on a variety of keyboards including the new electronic invention,the Moog synthesizer.ELP were not so much about breaking the unspoken rules of rock'n'roll as they were...
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Get Up with Bryan Adams!

Bryan Adams was so happy to rekindle his famous songwriting partnership with Jim Vallance that he needed ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne to collaborate on Bryan’s strongest new songs in years. Bryan Adams returns In the Studio exhorting us all to Get Up, featuring several Adams originals that are as good as anything the...
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