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

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Creedence Clearwater Revival-Bayou Country- John Fogerty

Very rare interview with John Fogerty, who wrote and sang every Creedence Clearwater Revival song, played lead guitar & great chunky rhythm guitar, and produced every CCR album. When my parents could finally afford a little monaural record…

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…

Van Halen-1984- 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…
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Doobie Brothers- Minute by Minute- Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston, John Hartman

Considerable assumptions, half truths, and flat out wrong fantasies remain in the conventional wisdom surrounding the making of Minute by Minute by the Doobie Brothers, one of the Seventies' most popular albums, so much so that for the story…

Rolling Stones-Beggars Banquet- 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…
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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…

The Who-Tommy 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…

The Who-Tommy 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…

YES- 90125- 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. At the time YES  consisted of musicians with exceptional…

Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland pt1-Mitch Mitchell,biographer John McDermott

It does not take too much contemplation to figure out why 1968's double album Electric Ladyland,  the third and, as it turned out, last Jimi Hendrix Experience album, is my favorite of the three. "A fever dream of underwater electric soul..."…