In The Studio: 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 .

Pretenders- Learning to Crawl- Chrissie Hynde

 Chrissie Hynde with the life-and-death story, times two, behind one of the Eighties’ great comeback albums Learning to Crawl in this particularly tough yet tender classic rock interview about the January 1984 Pretenders effort including “Middle of the Road”,’My City Was Gone”,”Time the Avenger”,”Back on the Chain Gang“, and “Show Me”. – Redbeard...
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Led Zeppelin 1- 45th Anniversary-Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

On  Rolling Stone‘s  Top 500 Albums of All Time list, magazine writers, contributors, and hundreds of recording artists ranked Led Zeppelin‘s January 1969 debut at #29. The UK magazine Uncut‘s list of the “100 Greatest Debut Albums placed it at no less than #7, but when the Q glossy compiled “The 21 Albums...
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Van Halen-1984 30th Anniversary-Eddie & Alex Van Halen,Michael Anthony

To truly comprehend just how massively popular this album was, it helps if you actually write it out numerically: 12,000,000 copies of Van Halen‘s sixth album, 1984 , were sold in the U.S. alone in the three decades since it was released. Propelled by Van Halen’s very first #1 hit “Jump”, three million...
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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 AllMusic.com, 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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