In The Studio: Classic Rock Interview

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

Pink Floyd-The Wall pt2-Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

The completely unanticipated release of a new Pink Floyd album in November 2014, The Endless River, threatened to distract from what otherwise would be, under different circumstances,  a significant rock landmark: the 35th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s monumental opus The Wall. Whether architectural student-turned-musician/ composer Roger Waters would have designed an actual structure...
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Pink Floyd-The Wall pt1-Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

"Another Brick in the Wall pt 2" was released this day (23rd) in 1979 as a rare Pink Floyd single, quickly ascending to #2 on the US chart but prevented from reaching #1 due to their American record label refusing to pay a ransom to powerful indie promoters. Get the full story from...
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Supertramp- Crime of the Century- Roger Hodgson

With  the stunning 1974 release  Crime of the Century , London’s Supertramp suddenly exhibited a consistency of band sound eschewing the ubiquitous electric guitar and the obligatory synthesizer of most progressive rock bands in favor of grand piano, the distinctive percussive Wurlitzer electric, and John Helliwell’s clarinet and saxophone solos, giving Supertramp a...
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Bryan Adams- Reckless

By Summer 1985 Bryan Adams’ fourth album , Reckless ,  had only just begun spinning off what eventually would be a total of six Top 15 hits, including “Run to You”,”One Night Love Affair”, “Somebody”, “Summer of ’69”, “It’s Only Love” with superstar Tina Turner, and the #1 “ Heaven”. At the time...
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Rolling Stones- Let It Bleed- Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor

Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman describes the three-year period prior to recording Let It Bleed . "There were all of the drug problems that year of '67, first Mick (Jagger) and Keith (Richards), and then Brian I think twice that year... We were having problems with money, with ( American manager...
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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 career compilation from forty-plus years of recording Queen Forever. You will not find two more interesting conversationalists about all aspects of...
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Don Henley- Building the Perfect Beast- Don Henley, 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...
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Motley Crue- Dr Feelgood- 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 when he cocooned  from the “Terror in Tinseltown” debauchery for which Motley Crue had become notorious and used...
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes

Happy birthday Tom Petty ( 20th) ! 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 forty years, Damn the Torpedoes....
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