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 .

Billy Idol-Rebel Yell 30th Anniversary

 There was no indication from his days fronting English punk band Generation X that Billy Idol( christened William Broad ) would be the most successful, if not possibly the only, original London punk rocker to cross over to mainstream multimillion-selling sales. As Billy shares his unique story, you will hear him reveal details...
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Rolling Stones-Beggars Banquet 45th Anniversary-Mick Jagger,Keith Richards,Bill Wyman

Writing on, one of our most trusted rock writers Richie Unterberger refers to the Rolling Stones‘ 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request as “… a fascinating anomaly in the group’s discography.” Four significant things occurred to explain in part why the follow up in late 1968, Beggars Banquet, sounds so completely different:...
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John Mellencamp- Uh Huh 30th Anniversary

 When John Mellencamp’s third major label album yelded three Top Twenty hits in 1982 including “Hurt So Good” (#2) followed by his first #1, “Jack and Diane”, only two entities were as equally relieved as John: his ambitious English manager and his long suffering US record company. The former had negotiated John’s record...
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The Who-Tommy Deluxe Edition pt 2-Pete Townshend

There are precious few albums made in 1969 of which you can, to this day, marvel at the sonic ear candy in the singing and playing, but it is safe to say that Tommy by The Who has never sounded better in its current deluxe and super deluxe collector editions, complete with additional...
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Who- Tommy Deluxe pt 1-Pete Townshend

Like peeling back layer after layer of an onion, the many stages of The Who‘s Tommy conception, gestation, and birth as the first successful rock opera are further revealed, it seems, every time Tommy composer Pete Townshend cleans out a storage closet. Additional demos and even a complete 1969 London Wembley arena performance...
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YES-90125 30th Anniversary-Jon Anderson,Trevor Rabin,Alan White,Tony Kaye

After experiencing YES  performing in the round on a revolving stage in Fall 1978 in Memphis, I distinctly recall thinking that this was the best way to see any band larger than a quartet which consisted of musicians with exceptional “chops” like YES co-founding singer/ bass player Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer...
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Melissa Etheridge-The Awakening

(cont)..."And I got to lie still, and I stopped being a rock star. I stopped working, I stopped striving, I stopped everything. And I was completely still . And being still is the best thing you can do for yourself. I mean it. We just don't do enough of it in our lives...
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