A Pink Floyd interview has always been one of the most difficult “gets” in the music journalism business, but at the time thirty years ago when In the Studio launched in Summer 1988 amidst public sniping between former member Roger Waters and the two remaining active members, David Gilmour and Nick Mason ( Rick Wright […]
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It has been thirty summers passed since OU812 by Van Halen topped the US sales chart, and more than twenty since we last shared this time capsule of an interview featuring Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and returning for his second round with America’s most popular hard rock band then, Sammy Hagar. But a […]
Jon Bon Jovi remembered to slip me a cassette of this acoustic demo of “Born to Be My Baby”, which remained unreleased for decades.
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 in a given day, week, or month. But I’ll bet you a rib dinner at […]
When he spearheaded the original VHS release of The Doors Live at the Hollyood Bowl in 1987, the late Ray Manzarek did our first interview together in Dallas at Q102 prior to a premiere event. Afterwards Manzarek graciously invited me to his hotel suite where we continued our conversation in private. He was such a good storyteller that […]
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 had occurred barely 12 hours earlier. Watching Lynyrd Skynyrd original guitarist Ed […]
Thirty years go this week In the Studio scored something of a major “get” for an upstart fledgling rookie on the crowded national weekly syndicated radio sweepstakes: an hour-long visit with superstar singer Rod Stewart, to explore his breakthrough 1971 solo effort Every Picture Tells a Story, something that the Rodster was not known […]
In the Studio #2 was broadcast the week of July 4, 1988 and featured my interview with Ian Anderson about the 1971 album “Aqualung”.
“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 live ) took some of the pressure off of it, because the guys in […]
Genesis and Mike + the Mechanics namesake Mike Rutherford on Fathers Day.