In The Studio Archives: Classic Rock Interview

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

Pink Floyd-Momentary Lapse of Reason-David Gilmour-Nick Mason

With David Gilmour and Nick Mason, regarding the hugely successful yet controversial comeback album A Momentary Lapse of Reason in September 1987. If you want the gut check of how David Gilmour felt and the challenges he and Mason had at that time, this is the uncensored raw emotion with the gloves off. ...
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Joe Walsh-But Seriously Folks

Broadcast in May 2008 to mark its 30th anniversary, the inimitable Joe Walsh feigns seriousness long enough to recall his biggest solo album But Seriously Folks in 1978 which came on the heels of his Eagles debut. -Redbeard...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-Street Survivors

If you are looking for insights into the release of the latest from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Last of a Dyin’ Breed  , you could focus on the obvious fact that guitarists Gary Rossington and past & current member Rick Medlocke are the sole survivors of the Jacksonville kids who met on the baseball field,...
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Aerosmith-Permanent Vacation 25th Anniversary

The fact that you think you know the story behind Aerosmith‘s fabled phoenix-like resurrection 25 years ago with Permanent Vacation is due in great part to the zealous publicity from then-new manager Tim Collins utilizing the clout of music mogul David Geffen’s record label plus the prime years of MTV. But the stakes...
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A&M Records 50th Anniversary pt1

No one would be surprised to find that A&M Records , the most successful independent American label, headquartered in Hollywood no less, had the majority of their pop and jazz music successes come from U.S. recording artists, starting with Herb Alpert himself (the “A” in A&M), Burt Bacharach, The Carpenters, and Sheryl Crow....
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A&M Records 50th Anniversary pt 2

Featuring interviews and songs from Peter Frampton, Gary Brooker of Procol Harum, Steve Marriott and Jerry Shirley of Humble Pie, Sting plus Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland of The Police, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp. Part 2 of 3....
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A&M Records 50th Anniversary pt 3

The conclusion of the A&M Records 50th anniversary with interviews and music from the Eighties and Nineties, including Bryan Adams and Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell. Part 3 of 3  ...
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Kansas-Point of Know Return 35th anniversary

With back-to-back quadruple platinum albums Leftoverture in 1976 and Point of Know Return barely eighteen months later, the band Kansas was assured of permanent statehood in rock history. Formed organically as a” band of brothers” in Topeka, over the course of four decades Kansas has proven to be bound together as much by...
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Deep Purple-Machine Head with Ian Gillan,Roger Glover

I am not a relativist. I don’t think that a particular musician’s or band’s merit to qualify for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should in any way be compared to others already inducted. To denigrate a previous inductee relative to another performer yet to be voted in, in order to make...
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Grateful Dead-In the Dark 25th anniversary

Words fail and comparisons pale when attempting to describe the 20th century musical phenomenon of the Grateful Dead. Any music editor, historian, concert promoter, radio programmer, or record company executive trying to organize musical genres has to account a wholly separate category for the Dead. From their inception in 1965’s San Francisico Haight/Ashbury...
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