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

Rod Stewart-Every Picture Tells a Story

Ladies & gentlemen, Rod Stewart has been knighted. This despite the fact, Stewart maintains, that at his first record company meeting, "They didn't like me clothes, me nose, or me hair." Upon the announcement, Sir Rod said: “I’ve led…

Aerosmith-Rocks-Steven Tyler,Joe Perry,Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer

This is not the first time in the band’s forty-five years that Aerosmith has been on hiatus, so I found co-leader guitarist/songwriter Joe Perry in his Boneyard Studio  for this classic rock interview to discuss the challenges of maintaining…

Peter Gabriel- So

(cont)...It was not until stumbling into the broadcast media/entertainment business that I got to witness,up close and personally,individual musicians who have been given enormous powers of influence ,through the modern phenomenon of celebrity,by the very people who they entertain. Case in point is this week's classic rock interview : 25 years ago,ex-Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel had a cult following after four studio solo albums, with his most significant creation being the ground-breaking "Shock the Monkey" video. But with the May 1986 release of So (#1 UK,#2 U.S.,over 5 million sold;4 Grammy nominations including Album and Record of the Year for the #1 hit "Sledgehammer"), Peter Gabriel was vaulted into international pop stardom with all of its attendant door-opening , barrier-eliminating amenities...(more)

Bob Seger- Live Bullet

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's Live Bullet  in Spring 1976 may be the only six million-seller in history which failed to make the Top Thirty in sales when initially released. It would not be until Seger's breakthrough studio effort…

Doors- L.A. Woman- the late Ray Manzarek

 In this classic rock interview with Doors co-founder/ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, we find that the dream of the 1967 Summer of Love, embodied by The Doors' "Light My Fire", had by 1971 run headlong into the reality of Richard Nixon's America.…
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Jethro Tull- Aqualung- Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson's house is haunted. Or at least the Jethro Tull leader has good reason to believe that it's haunted. Sitting in the dining room of the very old but modern-updated "Bucks" home in the English countryside for this interview for the …
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Steve Miller- Complete Greatest Hits

During our interview,Steve Miller reminded me that ,when Fly Like an Eagle came out 40 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

"Rock 'n'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…

Doobie Brothers-Takin' It to the Streets-Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons. Michael McDonald

Since their humble bar-band beginnings in San Jose CA forty-five years ago, the Doobie Brothers have had no less than 25 members, a mind-boggling fact that nearly always signals intransigence by a control freak leader or two. With the Doobie…

Cheap Trick- Best 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,…