In The Studio Archives: 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 .

Bon Jovi-New Jersey 25th Anniversary-Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

2013 was  a notable one for the band Bon Jovi. First, after performing live at the big charity concert telethon to raise donations for Hurricane Sandy victims, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation pledged a whopping $1 million donation to rebuild and recover in the band’s home state of New Jersey. Bon Jovi’s...
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Boston-Don’t Look Back 35th anniversary-Tom Scholz

Summer 1978 the band Boston was a major player in a drama playing out in Memphis TN. The band’s debut two years earlier had by August  sold seven million copies on its way to becoming the top selling debut ever (now over 17 million ), and the follow-up Don’t Look Back was being...
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George Thorogood and the Destroyers-Move It on Over 35th anniversary

When we received word that Bo Diddley had passed away at age 79 in 2008, immediately my thoughts went to George Thorogood who most certainly was saddened. But George doesn’t need me to explain why, because it was he and his Delaware Destroyers who reminded us that Summer thirty years earlier just how...
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Foreigner-Double Vision 35th Anniversary- Mick Jones, Lou Gramm

“In the case of ‘Double Vision‘, my inspiration came from a hockey game”, writes original Foreigner lead singer/ lyricist Lou Gramm in his new book, Juke Box Hero, who along with Foreigner founder/guitarist/composer Mick Jones are my guests In the Studio this week to mark the 35th anniversary of this blockbuster seven million...
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Huey Lewis & the News-Sports-30th Anniversary

In spite of his all-American boyish good looks and refreshingly matter-of-fact charm, upon closer inspection you will find in Huey Lewis‘ life ( born Hugh Cregg III ) a series of contradictions. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Huey claims in our classic rock interview to have “grown up as...
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Bad Company-40th Anniversary-Paul Rodgers,Mick Ralphs,Simon Kirke-pt 2

Last episode we learned that Bad Company lead singer/songwriter Paul Rodgers, guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs, and drummer Simon Kirke all agreed that being the first band signed to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song label, as well as sharing management with them, was advantageous in the immediate popularity of their 1974 debut as well as the...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-Pronounced 40th Anniversary-Gary Rossington,Ed King

As I gaze on the cover of Jacksonville FL young bucks Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s Pronounced   album released four decades ago, lots of little things come to mind which, taken individually, might appear insignificant. The digitally enhanced cover photo and graphics pictured here were not so richly hued on the original, which arrived in...
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ZZ Top-Complete Albums 1970-1990 w/Billy Gibbons,Dusty Hill,Frank Beard

Get a load of ZZ Top’s Complete Albums 1970-1990 box set, complete with the correct original mixes, including: the funky ZZ Top’s First Album in 1970; the vastly improved and highly underrated follow-up Rio Grande Mud; the 1973 national breakout Tres Hombres ; the half studio/half live Fandango in ’74; Tejas, inspiring the...
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Joe Walsh-The Smoker You Drink-But Seriously Folks

Having lived during my teenage years about a hundred miles away from the Cleveland/Akron-Canton, Ohio club scene which launched the James Gang, I was not just  casually familiar with songwriter/singer/lead guitarist Joe Walsh‘s career. In addition to giving me several interviews for this In the Studio series about the James Gang as well...
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Police-Synchronicity 30th Anniversary with Sting,Stewart Copeland

On their first U.S.tour in early 1979, the three members of The Police arrived for their first interview at my Memphis ROCK 103 radio studio in a station wagon. Barely 15 months later they returned to take me to lunch, except this time they were in a limousine. It seems that stardom had...
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