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 .

Crosby, Stills, & Nash 45th Anniversary-David, Stephen, Graham

Graham Nash tells several back stories about the formation of Crosby, Stills, and Nash and that legendary debut forty-five years ago in his entertaining autobiography Wild Tales. Regarding their unique triad harmonies first displayed in such Hall of Fame classics as “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, “You Don’t Have to Cry”, “Wooden Ships”,”Guinevere”, and...
Read more

Led Zeppelin I-II-III Deluxe Editions-Jimmy Page-Robert Plant-John Paul Jones

There has been considerable buzz in the rock music world ever since Jimmy Page, the brilliantly gifted architect of the Led Zeppelin sound since it was unleashed forty-five years ago, announced that he was personally overseeing a comprehensive updating of the entire Led Zeppelin catalog as deluxe editions with remastered sound, new twenty-first...
Read more

Steely Dan-Aja-Donald Fagen, Walter Becker

Those two purveyors of progressive pop, rock, and jazz in Steely Dan, singer/piano player Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker,  discuss  Aja,  such a high water mark in latter day 20th century music that Rolling Stone magazine ranks Aja at #145 on their Top 500 Albums of All Time.       July...
Read more

Tom Petty-Full Moon Fever 25th Anniversary

Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had been in Dallas in the Fall 1987 when he and the Heartbreakers had toured supporting Bob Dylan. Petty had his first wife and daughters with him on the tour because they were quite literally homeless after an arsonist had set...
Read more

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping 40th Anniversary-Gary Rossington,Ed King

Sure, the Lynyrd Skynyrd legend inevitably circles back to their first album Pronounced and the epic “Free Bird”, but don’t let revisionist history fool you: this April 1974 follow-up, Second Helping, is the incredibly strong album which busted them wide open, & not just because of the rebel singalong “Sweet Home Alabama”. Just...
Read more

Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary pt 2 w/Elton,Bernie Taupin

This is the conclusion of the interviews with Sir Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin on the fortieth anniversary of the blockbuster double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which includes a segment on the remake of “Candle in the Wind ’97”, the biggest-selling recording in history. Photo left of Elton John performing last...
Read more

Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary-Elton,Bernie Taupin

With Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin, this double album masterpiece is a virtual greatest hits package unto itself with “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”,”Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Bennie and the Jets”,”Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting”,”Harmony”, and the original “Candle in the Wind”. Ranked at #91 on Rolling Stone magazines Top...
Read more

Supertramp- Breakfast in America- Roger Hodgson

On the eve of Supertramp‘s international blockbuster Breakfast in America , none of us outside the Brit ex-pat band’s tight inner circle living in suburban Los Angeles had any reason to see it coming. Sure, their U.S. label patiently had given them the time to cook up something popular over the course of...
Read more