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 .

Cream-Disraeli Gears 45th anniversary-Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce

In this  classic rock interview marking Cream’s Disraeli Gears 45th anniversary, plus “Sunshine of Your Love” hitting #1 in the US, Cream singer/songwriter/bassist Jack Bruce  reminds us of the competitive cycling world’s long, dangerous history of doping decades before deposed American cycling champ Lance Armstrong appeared in the Oprah Winfrey tv confessional. In...
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Bryan Adams-Cuts Like a Knife 30th anniversary

Since we chose to play Bryan Adams‘ second album, You Want It, You Got It at ROCK 103 in Memphis in 1981 containing the impressive “Lonely Nights”,”Tonight”, and “Fits Ya Good“, and got the opportunity to spend a memorable weekend together, I may have been the least surprised person outside of Bryan’s Vancouver...
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Alice Cooper-Billion Dollar Babies 40th anniversary

Detroit’s blue-collar bars and cheap motels along Woodward Avenue may be less than 200 miles away from the steps of the modernistic I.M.Pei-designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but it turned out to be a forty year odyssey for Alice Cooper. Only in rock’n’roll can a preacher’s son named Vincent...
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Aerosmith 40th anniversary-Steven Tyler,Joe Perry

Seated next to Jennifer Lopez last season at the American Idol judges table, Aerosmith lead singer and co-writer Steven Tyler’s rockstar good looks were almost Dorian Gray deceptive: Tyler is old enough to be J-Lo’s father, as are all of the members of Aerosmith. That Idol time was not the first period in...
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Black Sabbath-Vol 4- 40th anniversary

The world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity with their second album, Paranoid, in 1970 felt increasingly like a dangerous place. It seemed that time was marked and policy formulated by a seemingly endless stream of violent acts including assassinations, bombings, race riots, the slaughter of college...
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John Mellencamp-Lonesome Jubilee 25th anniversary

How do you follow up a brilliant blue collar rural manifesto like John Mellencamp‘s 1985 Scarecrow ? By taking the sound farther afield (pun intended) like Mellencamp did in Fall 1987 on the multi-million seller The Lonesome Jubilee . On New Years Eve 1985 I had been invited to John Mellencamp’s private family...
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Moody Blues-Seventh Sojourn 40th anniversary

Along with Jethro Tull‘s #1 seller Thick As a Brick and Close to the Edge by YES, #3 in the U.S., the third jewel in 1972’s triple crown of progressive rock, Seventh Sojourn, comes from the Moody Blues. Rock historians are quick to point out that, with the Beatles two years gone, the...
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AC/DC-Back in Black

Angus Young may have been chosen early on to be the focal point of AC/DC , but big brother Malcolm has always been the heart and soul of this band , becoming even more so after the death of Bon Scott in 1980 ...(more)...
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Jackson Browne-Running On Empty 35th anniversary

In 1977, highly-acclaimed Southern California singer/songwriter Jackson Browne found himself to be a new dad, a suddenly single parent, and a widower following the suicide of his wife. Conventional wisdom would assume that any one of those three challenges alone could require  an entertainer to put his or her career on hold indefinitely...
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