In The Studio Archives: Classic Rock Interview


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

British Rock Decathlon 2 London Olympics special

Part two of the In the Studio London Olympics special featuring interviews with David Gilmour & Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Billy Idol, Joe Cocker, David Bowie, John Waite, & the late Ten Years After singer/guitarist Alvin Lee who just passed away.- Redbeard...
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British Rock Decathlon pt 1London Olympics special

It has been quite a year for the Union Jack, first with the sensational celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee to mark her 60th year on the throne; then the annual Wimbledon tennis championship; just wrapped up the British Open golf tournament, even as an English cyclist wins the Tour de France for...
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Styx-The Grand Illusion 35th anniversary

If you stood onstage early that afternoon of Summer 1975 in one end zone of the Bowling Green (OH) State University football stadium, it would come as no surprise to find that the Chicago band Styx was at a major crossroads. After no less than four albums on tiny independent Midwest label Wooden...
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Def Leppard-Hysteria 25th anniversary-Joe Elliott,Rick Savage

After World War II the worldwide success of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Cream, and a bit later Led Zeppelin, had a profoundly positive effect on the British self-esteem. All of these predecessors of Def Leppard were almost entirely influenced musically by the blues, rhythm and blues, and soul music...
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Sammy Hagar-3 Lock Box-I Never Said Goodbye anniversaries

After years of struggle as the downcard rock palooka who could take a punch and never go down, Sammy Hagar answered the bell in the Eighties and came out swinging. In 1982 Hagar scored a technical knockout with his first mainstream hit “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” from his seventh solo album...
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38 Special “Special Forces” 30th anniversary

Hundreds of miles north of Miami, Jacksonville Florida is light years away culturally from its more glamorous and glitzy counterpart downstate. Jacksonville does not show up on many listings of American music meccas alongside New York City, Nashville, Memphis, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. But maybe it should. You see, the swamps...
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Jimi Hendrix Experience”Are You Experienced?” 45th anniversary

Growing up my family could not afford a record player, but summers meant two weeks spent at my maternal grandparents’ house where my Aunt Kay (not even three years my senior, she was much more like the big sister I never had) begrudgingly allowed me to play her very hip collection of 45...
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Rolling Stones “Some Girls” pt 3

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, and pianist Ian McLagan wrap up the tale of Some Girls in part three. – Redbeard         (Mick Jagger (r) backstage with Jimi Hendrix in 1969. Photo by Eddie Kramer...
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