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Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti 40th pt 2- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page

"Traveling the world was now a constant thing...The whole thing was becoming a creative process", Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page said recently at a press conference marking the fortieth anniversary deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti . By the time…
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Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti 40th Anniversary pt1- Jimmy Page

In the delightful 2008 electric guitar documentary film It Might Get Loud starring Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page along with The Edge from U2 and Jack White, we finally get a glimpse inside the English country manor house known as Headley Grange, …
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Supertramp- Crime of the Century- Roger Hodgson

With  the stunning 1974 release  Crime of the Century , London's Supertramp suddenly exhibited a consistency of band sound eschewing the ubiquitous electric guitar and the obligatory synthesizer of most progressive rock bands in favor of grand…
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Motley Crue- Dr Feelgood- 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 when he cocooned  from the "Terror…
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Aerosmith-Pump 25th Anniversary-Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey

Pump by Aerosmith is a flat-out three dimensional hard rock masterpiece, with the legendary band's deepest well of  songwriting, blistering performance chops, and the most innovative production of any hard rock album to date courtesy of the…
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Queen-Live at the Rainbow '74-Brian May, Roger Taylor

Forty years ago when a young London quartet called Queen headlined the venerable Rainbow Theater there, recording the performance on audio and film was a daunting task, both technologically and financially. Live recording was much more art than…
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble In Step with Rock Hall of Fame

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Spring 2015. Congratulations to Chris, Tommy, Stevie's big brother Jimmie Vaughan, and the family and friends of SRV…

Johnny Winter, Texas Guitar Legend, Passes Away on Tour

It is with sadness that we confirm the death of Beaumont, Texas legendary blues rock guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Johnny Winter while on tour in Austria. Here at In the Studio, we had obtained Johnny Winter's still unreleased impressive next…
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Eric Johnson-Europe Live

The kind of gushing, jaw-dropping reaction to Austin guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Eric Johnson has been pretty much consistent since he started attracting heady praise in the mi-1970s as guitarist in the Electromagnets. By 1980 Eric Johnson…
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Supertramp- Breakfast in America- Roger Hodgson

On the eve of Supertramp's international blockbuster Breakfast in America , none of us outside the Brit ex-pat band's tight inner circle living in suburban Los Angeles had any reason to see it coming. Sure, their U.S. label patiently had given…