R.E.M.-These Days- Utrecht Holland 9-14-87

One of the most bootlegged bands in the world, R.E.M.  packaged the September 1987 Utrecht Holland full concert as a bonus disc on the  Document    anniversary deluxe edition, the predecessor for Green   a year later. Listen loudly to prepare…
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30 Years Ago In the Studio: Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

This week thirty years ago for In the Studio episode #25, the many myths surviving the Moody Blues' groundbreaking November 1967 second album Days of Future Passed  were variously confirmed, corrected, and embellished by my guests Justin Hayward…
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Rolling Stones- Beggars Banquet 50th- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman

"Ev'rywhere I hear the sound Of marching charging feet, boy 'Cause summer's here and the time is right For fighting in the street, boy Well now, what can a poor boy do Except to sing for a rock n' roll band? 'Cause in sleepy London town There's…
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George Thorogood & the Destroyers- Move It on Over 40th Anniversary

I have interviewed literally hundreds of the greatest rock musicians , but George Thorogood is the only one who told me that he was planning to be a professional comedian , not a musician .

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Santana- Abraxas

In the Studio episode #24 on December 5, 1988 was with my guests Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, and Michael Shrive of the original Santana band for the remarkable story of only their second album, the monumental American essential effoert "Abraxas".

Doobie Brothers- Minute by Minute 40th Anniversary- Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald 12-24

The backstory on December 1978's Minute by Minute,  which became the Doobie Brothers' best-selling album in their storied almost half century career as well as their Grammy Album of the Year containing their Grammy Record of the Year "What…
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Win Transcendent David Bowie Glastonbury 2000 2-CD/DVD

"...the best headline slot at any festival. Ever." - New Musical Express If you were blessed to be in the Glastonbury Festival audience in June 2000 that Sunday night for David Bowie's now legendary performance, you have been telling the…

John Mellencamp- Uh Huh 35th Anniversary

" I think Uh Huh  is me finally figuring out what it is that I do," John Mellencamp sums up his first fully realized album here on its thirty-fifth anniversary. "Took me a long time, didn't it? Like, five albums or something," he chuckles.…

Cheap Trick- Come On, Come On/ Stiff Competition- Passaic NJ 12-8-78

Forty years ago this week, Cheap Trick was poised on the brink, but depending on what continent you were referencing, it could have been the brink of  Beatlemania-type mass popularity ( as in Japan that Summer 1978 ), or the brink of disaster…
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YES- 90125 35th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Alan White, Tony Kaye

After experiencing YES for my third tour, performing in the round on a revolving stage in Fall 1978 in Memphis, I distinctly recall thinking that this was the best way to see any band larger than a quartet.  YES had always consisted of musicians…