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HEART-Heart (1985)-Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson

The next twelve months will be busy ones for the band Heart, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will have a definitive vinyl box set by this time next year; Heart will perform at least eighty-five concerts by the end of this one; and lead singer Ann Wilson will perform her...
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Queen-The Game 35th Anniversary-Brian May, Roger Taylor

By the Summer 1980 release of The Game, “There was a time there, about three seconds, when we were the biggest band in the world”, chuckles Queen guitarist/ songwriter Brian May in this  35th anniversary of the worldwide #1 album. Yet there he stood, smiling in Memphis radio station ROCK 103, delightfully soft-spoken,...
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50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead,pt 2-Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh

Longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter certainly was not the first to use the metaphor of a mighty endlessly flowing river to describe the passage of time, but in the Dead hymn “Black Muddy River” which concludes our fiftieth anniversary interview with the band’s Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh, Hunter had...
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Grateful Dead 50th: Best pt 1-Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh

“We were just trying to make it from note to note,” declares Grateful Dead singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Bob Weir when I asked if there was any way he and the others in The Warlocks in 1965 could have imagined the 50th anniversary mania surrounding the Fare Thee Well final concerts this past weekend...
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Rolling Stones Express Delivery to Your Zip Code-Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

The first week of June fifty years ago the Rolling Stones released their first US #1 hit,”(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction“. Newsweek magazine called the song”…the five notes that shook the world”. There would be many more over the next half century. Beloved and still massively popular, the Rolling Stones continue to deliver...
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Who-Live at Leeds 45th Anniversary-Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey

For the anniversary of one of rock’s greatest live concert recordings ever, Live at Leeds , we have In the Studio this week The Who’s Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, plus archive comments from the late John Entwistle. As surprising as it may seem, not all famous rock’n’roll musicians are comfortable talking about...
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Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms 30th Anniversary-Mark Knopfler

Possibly the worst conceivable time to approach a rock musician for any reason is immediately after coming off stage from performing for 90 minutes or more . They are physically and emotionally spent . So that's exactly the circumstances under which I first met Mark Knopfler , a good 10-12 months into the...
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Echoes In the Studio-Classic Rockers Remembered pt 1

Bob Seger promised us that “rock and roll never forgets”, and  In the Studio makes good on that promise with the voices of the musical greats who have appeared with me In the Studio but who are no longer with us. In part one you’ll hear George Harrison, Lou Reed, Alvin Lee of...
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In Memoriam:Echoes In the Studio pt 2

The conclusion of our In the Studio Memorial Weekend tribute to rock musicians who dedicated their lives to entertaining us and have  passed away includes the voices of John Entwistle of The Who, Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, and tributes to Keith Moon, Randy Rhoads, multiple members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hughie Thomasson,...
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