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


Phil Collins-No Jacket Required 30th Anniversary

It was late January 1985 and Atlantic Records had invited me to London (along with the late WNEW-FM legend Scott Muni and WBCN Boston’s Oedipus ) to interview Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers as The Firm, broadcasting back to millions listening…

Pretenders 35th Anniversary-Chrissie Hynde

We had never met anyone in rock music quite like Pretenders bandleader Chrissie Hynde, and honestly in the thirty-five years since, I still haven't. And if anyone tried to tell her story, you would swear it was some punk rock fairytale dreamed…

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

Pink Floyd's monumental opus The Wall...the numbers that it has generated are starting to rival the Great Wall of China: #87 ranking on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 Albums of All Time; worldwide sales of an estimated 30,000,000...

Pink Floyd-The Wall pt1-Roger Waters,David Gilmour,Nick Mason

Roger Waters admitted to me that in 1980 Pink Floyd had been guaranteed one million dollars per night to perform The Wall on a stadium tour. "And I refused to do it outdoors," Waters tells me in this classic rock interview. "But how can you do a show, that's about the alienation you feel about doing stadium shows, in a stadium?"

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…

Dire Straits-Making Movies/Love Over Gold-Mark Knopfler

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Bryan Adams-Reckless 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago this month 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…

Rolling Stones-Fear and Loathing at Altamont- Let It Bleed- Bill Wyman,Mick Taylor

"They were pretty normal, actually, for a rock'n'roll band," says Mick Taylor this week In the Studio, who at the age of 21 replaced Rolling Stones founding guitarist Brian Jones  in July 1969 in front an estimated quarter million fans in London's…

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…

King Crimson Stunning Debut 45th Anniversary with Greg Lake, Jon Anderson, Mike Rutherford

It is the Plymouth Rock of progressive rock, and forty-five years after King Crimson  released what Bruce Eder on maintains is "one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody...",  In the Court of the  Crimson King…