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Montrose 10X10- Sammy Hagar, Ricky Phillips, the late Ronnie Montrose

Classic rock interviews with the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, plus original Montrose singer/songwriter Sammy Hagar  who  takes a personal look back at the first Montrose  album, widely cited by members of Van Halen to Def Leppard as the…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Street Survivors 40th Anniversary- Gary Rossington

The tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Street Survivors  seems to have been hatched in the vivid imagination of Will Shakespeare or William Faulkner, but the characters are so colorful, the childhood bonds so strong, the struggles so personal, the…
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Steely Dan- Pretzel Logic 1991

Though technically not appearing as Steely Dan on the 1991 return to the stage of Donald Fagen, the New York Rock'n'Soul Revue   did include former Steely Dan background singer Michael McDonald, who sings the bridge part along with Fagen on…
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Stone Temple Pilots Still Rockin' to the "Core" with New Deluxe Edition

Twenty-five years ago In the Studio's CEO of Swag, Mark Fischer, then a rookie record promoter for legendary Atlantic Records, brought me their latest "baby band" release Core  by San Diego band Stone Temple Pilots. As I was the music director…
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Black Sabbath- Vol 4- 45th Anniversary- Ozzy Osbourne

By September 25 1972 and "Vol. 4",the world into which the Birmingham England band Black Sabbath quickly rose to popularity felt increasingly like a dangerous place...

Billy Joel-Only the Good Die Young reggae demo

Just for fun, check out this previously unreleased demo of Billy Joel leading his band through a reggae version of "Only the Good Die Young", no doubt in tribute to the popularity  of Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1977 when Billy Joel's The…

INXS- Kick 30th Anniversary-Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly 10-9

Massively popular around the world, in Kick   INXS  made an infectiously hooky, melodic masterpiece which sounds as kick-a** as it did thirty years ago with #1 "Need You Tonight", "Devil Inside", the white soul torch song "Never Tear Us Apart",…
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Billy Joel- The Stranger 40th Anniversary

OK, pop quiz: who is runner-up to Elvis Presley as the top album seller singer in America? It's Billy Joel, the unofficial mayor of New York City who, unlike Bill De Blasio and Michael Bloomberg, is not term limited but holds that distinction…
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Win Ultimate Doors 20-Record Singles Set!

Wow, I just came down with a virulent case of vinyl envy. If you have a door to call your own anywhere in North America, then register below before midnight ET October 8th to win one of five 2-CD versions of The Doors: The Singles, all twenty…

Talking Heads '77- 40th Anniversary- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

In 2002, their first year of eligibility, the Talking Heads were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No wonder: the following year many of the same music industry people would  place no less than four Talking Heads albums onto Rolling…