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 .

Rush-Sector 1-Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart-Hall of Fame induction

Rush has recorded and released twenty studio albums ( and additionally  about half that many as live albums and DVDs) , selling an estimated forty million copies worldwide in a four decade recording career. So you see our obvious dilemma in choosing just one album, or even just one era to feature, as...
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Heart-Dreamboat Annie-Little Queen-Dog and Butterfly

The album which proved beyond any doubt that Heart‘s 1976 Cinderella story debut, Dreamboat Annie, had a second act was  1977’s Little Queen. Lead singer/lyricist Ann Wilson is joined In the Studio by guitarist/singer Nancy Wilson for the innocent “Magic Man” and “Crazy on You” from the 1976 first release; dramatic stories behind...
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Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon 40th anniversary-Waters Gilmour Mason Wright

To illustrate how seriously many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom by April 1973, you need look no further than Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side of the Moon to see how this “progressive “ rock movement had matured  with spectacular results, both artistically and commercially, confirmed by my guests David...
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David Bowie-Let’s Dance 30th anniversary

David Bowie‘s first new album in almost a decade, The Next Day, kept completely under wraps ever since his 2004 heart attack while on tour in Germany, dropped without any notice a short time ago and the reaction has been unequivocally and universally positive. Remarkably free from artifice or trend, The Next Day...
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ZZ TOP- Eliminator 30th anniversary

One of my secret weapons at making ROCK 103 the top-rated radio station in Memphis from 1980 through 1983 was the friendship that developed with the legendary John Fry and his  staff at the world-renowned Ardent Studios nearby. As it turned out, one of my personal favorite bands, Houston-based ZZ Top, had discovered...
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U2-War 30th anniversary

“Ignorance is bliss.” We have all heard that old adage, but it does fit uncomfortably when I stop to recall my initial reaction thirty months of March ago to Dublin quartet U2’s third album, War . With the rousing marshall rhythms from Larry Mullen jr’s drums on the opening to “Sunday Bloody Sunday”,...
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Ten Years After singer/guitarist Alvin Lee dead at 68-pt 1

Entertainment & Arts  6 March 2013 Last updated at 12:58 ET Alvin Lee, rock guitarist in the band Ten Years After, dies at 68 British rock guitarist Alvin Lee, a member of the band Ten Years After, has died aged 68.His family announced on his official website that he unexpectedly died on 6...
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Alvin Lee of Ten Years After dead at 68-pt3

Conclusion to my interview with Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, who passed away suddenly March 6. Our sincere condolences to his family, fellow musicians, friends, and fans worldwide.- Redbeard    ...
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