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

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

The completely unanticipated release of a new Pink Floyd album in November 2014, The Endless River, threatened to distract from what otherwise would be, under different circumstances,  a significant rock landmark: the 35th anniversary of Pink…
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Pink Floyd- The Wall pt1- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

"Time has a way of making you behave !", David Gilmour reminds me when recounting performing as a guest with Roger Waters in 2011 at London's O2 Arena, but it could just as easily have been said by the surviving Pink Floyd alumni Nick Mason…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 AllMusic.com maintains is "one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody...",  In the Court of the  Crimson King…

Eagles- Hotel California- the late Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Henley

"We figured it was time for another concept album . Not a 'cowboy' concept album ," Glenn Frey tells me in this week's classic rock interview about the December 1976 Eagles masterpiece Hotel California , ranked #37 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 All Time list...(more)
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Double Down on Deluxe Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

Anyone assuming that Led Zeppelin's allure was limited to the decade of the Seventies, or even the 20th century, simply has not been paying attention: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 1995; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2005; a single…