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

Genesis- Genesis 35th Anniversary- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford,Tony Banks

Between 1980 and 1986, the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times. Because drummer/singer/songwriter Phil Collins had a parallel solo career take…
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Bon Jovi- New Jersey 30th Anniversary- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

In September 1988 it took a musical effort the size of New Jersey   to successfully follow up the phenomenon of Bon Jovi's spectacular Slippery When Wet   two years earlier, and the Garden State greats were more than up to the challenge, conjuring…
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Styx- Pieces of Eight 40th Anniversary- Tommy Shaw, James"JY" Young

Back when deejays on FM rock stations still chose the songs that you heard on the radio, before pre-scheduled computerized playlists, it wass not possible to accurately quantify exactly how many times a particular song or album was getting airplay…
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Pronounced 45th Anniversary- Gary Rossington, the late Ed King

Standing outside the Dallas hotel in September 1987 beside the giant gleaming Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour  bus, even the drone of the idling diesel engine could not drown out the echoes in my mind of the final notes of the final show which…
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Boston- Don't Look Back 40th anniversary- Tom Scholz

Forty years ago, the sweltering Summer 1978, the band Boston was a major player in a drama playing out in Memphis TN. The band's debut Boston   two years earlier had by August  sold seven million copies on its way to becoming the top selling…
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Talking Heads- More Songs...40th, Speaking in Tongues 35th Anniversaries- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

"I think that Talking Heads were one of the first groups who tried not to be about a fantasy that was bigger than life, but tried to be about being strong within a life that was ultimately real."- Jerry Harrison
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Foreigner- Double Vision 40th Anniversary- Mick Jones

One of the most endearing things about Foreigner founder and beating heart to this day, Mick Jones, is that he has never been coy or clever in trying to hide his inspirations or aspirations for the band. Case in point is the song "Blue Morning,…
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ZZ TOP- Tres Hombres 45th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

The late legendary ZZ Top manager and producer Bill Ham was an old-school former independent record promoter from Houston that could smell a hit from a thousand miles away - but he  didn't hear the band's first and certainly most important…
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Kinks- One for the Road- Sir Ray Davies

"When we're on stage is the only time when it's not serious," muses Kinks kingpin Ray Davies, the seminal band's lead singer and masterful songwriter. "There's so much recording nowadays that's got to be so high tech and so intense. (Recording…
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The Police- Synchronicity 35th Anniversary- Sting, Stewart Copeland

You could debate whether the first four  albums by the Anglo-American band The Police, starting with 1978's Outlandos d'Amour,  the UK breakthrough Regatta de Blanc,  their 1980 worldwide hit Zenyatta Mondatta,  and Ghost in the Machine …
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Rolling Stones- Some Girls 40th Anniversary- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood

In the Studio writer/ producer alumnus Joe Rhodes pointed out to me once that, in spite of the reams of rock commentary written about the Rolling Stones over the past forty years since the June 1978 release of the Some Girls   album, precious…
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Jethro Tull- 50th Anniversary pt 2- Ian Anderson

The first decade of Jethro Tull's half century which we explored here last week, occupying that musical territory only big enough for itself, where ancient-sounding heath-covered acoustic numbers combined with sprawling progressive rock, fitting…
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Jethro Tull- 50 for 50, pt 1- Ian Anderson

Even though I only attended college for three days ( that's not a typo, days, not years or even semesters ), I got an education which served me a lifetime from the guy who roomed next to me in the freshman dorm. In those three days he introduced…
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Foreigner Live with the 21st Century Orchestra- Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen

It is only fitting that Mick Jones, the British ex-pat who founded Foreigner more than four decades ago, should be the last man standing of the original band nearly two decades into the twenty-first century. With the myriad of changes in both…