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 .

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Pronounced 40th Anniversary-Gary Rossington,Ed King

As I gaze on the cover of Jacksonville FL young bucks Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s Pronounced   album released four decades ago, lots of little things come to mind which, taken individually, might appear insignificant. The digitally enhanced cover photo and graphics pictured here were not so richly hued on the original, which arrived in...
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ZZ Top-Complete Albums 1970-1990 w/Billy Gibbons,Dusty Hill,Frank Beard

Get a load of ZZ Top’s Complete Albums 1970-1990 box set, complete with the correct original mixes, including: the funky ZZ Top’s First Album in 1970; the vastly improved and highly underrated follow-up Rio Grande Mud; the 1973 national breakout Tres Hombres ; the half studio/half live Fandango in ’74; Tejas, inspiring the...
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Joe Walsh-The Smoker You Drink-But Seriously Folks

Having lived during my teenage years about a hundred miles away from the Cleveland/Akron-Canton, Ohio club scene which launched the James Gang, I was not just  casually familiar with songwriter/singer/lead guitarist Joe Walsh‘s career. In addition to giving me several interviews for this In the Studio series about the James Gang as well...
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Police-Synchronicity 30th Anniversary with Sting,Stewart Copeland

On their first U.S.tour in early 1979, the three members of The Police arrived for their first interview at my Memphis ROCK 103 radio studio in a station wagon. Barely 15 months later they returned to take me to lunch, except this time they were in a limousine. It seems that stardom had...
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Rod Stewart-Time-the Redbeard Interview

Blame Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles. Before them, Artist and Repertoire execs at a record company chose a songwriter’s tune, then matched it with a separate singer or vocal group in hopes of making a hit (sorry to break it to you, but Elvis did not write the songs. But I...
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Cars-The Cars 35th anniversary-Ric Ocasek

“We made that first record in twelve days,” says The Cars‘ driving force Ric Ocasek in this In the Studio classic rock interview. What is even more remarkable is that The Cars would accelerate from regional Boston appeal in May 1978, to parked on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine by the following...
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Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band-Stranger in Town 35th anniversary

Bob Seger is the guy you would want as your next door neighbor or your brother-in-law. You know, to talk over the backyard fence about crabgrass, & whether the Detroit Tigers are going to have a good year in baseball, and whether to sell the Harley now that your mandatory eyeglasses interfere with...
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Aerosmith-Get a Grip 20th anniversary-Steven,Joe,Tom,Brad,Joey

 “Livin’ on the Edge”, “Cryin'”,”Eat the Rich”, “Fever”,”Line Up”,”Amazing”, “Deuces Are Wild” bonus track…any wonder that this is Aerosmith‘s biggest-selling album worldwide at over twenty million copies? The entire band sat down with me In the Studio to get a handle on Get a Grip at the twenty year mark. Boston Strong for...
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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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