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Cream Singer/ Songwriter Jack Bruce Dead

According to the BBC, one of the great rock voices of all time, Jack Bruce, has died at age 71. Jack Bruce was highly significant in one of rock history’s most important bands as the main vocalist, lyrical  bass player, and main songwriter in the London-based power trio Cream along with Eric Clapton...
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Don Henley-Building the Perfect Beast 30th Anniversary-Don, Danny Kortchmar

Don Henley released a pivotal song and unforgettable video in his solo career,“The Boys of Summer”, in early Autumn 1984 which created great anticipation for the mothership that followed. His second post-Eagles solo album , Building the Perfect Beast  was indeed a monster but certainly only in a good way, containing “All She Wants...
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Motley Crue-Dr Feelgood 25th Anniversary-Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars

“Wow, so this is what it’s like to watch Monday Night Football without a spike in your arm?” recalls Motley Crue songwriter/ bass player Nikki Sixx about his initial experience with sobriety post-rehab. This was the time twenty-five years ago when he coccooned  from the “Terror in Tinseltown” debauchery for which Motley Crue...
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Damn the Torpedoes 35th Anniversary

Tom Petty reveals the personal battles he and the Heartbreakers had to fight just so that we could enjoy one of the most important rock albums of the last 35 years. Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had been in Dallas in the Fall 1987 when he and...
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Genesis “R-Kive” pt 1-Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

( Big thanks to In the Studio supporter and Genesis expert Chris Schrecker for the correction that Phil Collins was not a band founder, but first appeared on Nursery Cryme).There are several revelations in this Genesis interview  with band members Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford specifically about the initial five studio albums,  1972’s...
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Fleetwood Mac-Tusk 35th anniversary-Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Imagine an entire season of the tv “reality series” show Survivor if it had been filmed in a locked down recording studio instead of a remote island, and with guitars instead of spears, and you have the story of Fleetwood Mac‘s 1979 double opus Tusk.  On the eve of Fleetwood Mac’s “On With...
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Fleetwood Mac-On With the Show Tour-Lindsey Buckingham,Stevie Nicks,Mick Fleetwood

To celebrate forty years since forming this line up, Fleetwood Mac is about to embark on a forty date North American tour, doing multiple nights in many of North America’s biggest cities, an unequivocal testament  to this specific band’s evergreen starpower. With singer/songwriter/vocalist Christine McVie on board once again, Fleetwood Mac is back...
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