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Moody Blues- On the Threshold of Their Dream

Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back, it's surprising how consistent their musical vision has remained regardless of musical trend or fashion , and singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Hayward modestly acknowledges that critics either love them or crucify them for it.
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ZZ TOP- Eliminator 35th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

One of my secret weapons at making ROCK 103 the top-rated radio station in Memphis from 1980 through 1983 was the friendship that developed with the late legendary John Fry and his  wonderfully talented staff at the world-renowned Ardent Studios…

Doobie Brothers-The Captain & Me 45th anniversary- Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons

Four of the millions of people who purchased this week's feature album include David, an environmental geologist father of two; his wife Carol, a petroleum engineer who runs her own oil/gas exploration company; Dan, a folk artist and state park…

Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon 45th Anniversary- David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters

...the forty-fifth anniversary of the progressive rock masterpiece by Pink Floyd which not even "Time" can "Eclipse": The Dark Side of the Moon !

U2- War- Bono,The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen jr

From our vantage point today thiry-five years on, there is all of this revisionist history as if there were these high expectations in March 1983 for Dublin quartet U2 and their third album, War   then, when in actuality all we had seen in…

Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies 45th Anniversary

In February 1973 Alice Cooper's sixth album Billion Dollar Babies  was released, eventually going to the  #1 sales perch in both the US and UK. Forty-five years ago, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were…

Van Halen 40th anniversary- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony

The four original members of Van Halen, guitarist/songwriter Eddie Van Halen, big brother drummer Alex Van Halen, lead singer/lyricist David Lee Roth, and ex-bass player/backing vocalist Michael Anthony are all unanimous in this classic rock…

Redbeard Rocks American Black History Month!

Thanks to Spotify's terrific depth, it was as easy as barbeque ribs sliding off the bone to assemble this rock'n'soul playlist of the greatest rockers like the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Seger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, and…

The Late Joe Cocker Paid Tribute to Ray Charles

To continue celebrating American Black History Month here In The Studio, I'm reminded of the definition of rock and roll as told to me by Mr. "Blue Suede Shoes" himself , the late Carl Perkins , " The Blues and Country and Western had a baby , and they called it Rock'n'Roll ." Seeing as we were in Nashville at the time , Perkins could easily have laid it all at the toe-tapping feet of Hank Williams , a rebel Nashville outsider without whom rock simply would not exist ...(more)

Journey- Frontiers 35th Anniversary- Neal Schon, John Cain, Steve Perry

When you are as talented, top-heavy with songwriters, and as hard working as Journey was from 1978 to 1983, a lot can happen in five years. You see, it was only five years time after their fourth album, Infinity,  broke the band until  the…