Elvis Saluted by John Hiatt-Tennessee Plates- 3-93 Dallas

Something appropriate for Elvis Week in Memphis ( when I lived there, the locals referred to it as "Death Week"  ). Big doings no doubt on Elvis Presley Boulevard for this fortieth anniversary. Now that Randy Newman has been inducted, here's…

Rush- Signals 35th Anniversary- Alex Lifeson,Neil Peart 9-4

The Rush album Signals,  somewhat controversial at the time for its innovative slight course correction in modern sound for a new decade,  has aged remarkably well with perennials "Subdivisions", "New World Man", and "The Weapon". Alex Lifeson…

Pink Floyd-A Momentary Lapse of Reason-David Gilmour,Nick Mason 8-28

Pink Floyd lifers David Gilmour and Nick Mason, regarding the hugely successful yet controversial comeback album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" in September 1987. Gloves are off on this one.
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George Thorogood and the Destroyers-Bad to the Bone 35th 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 .

Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb-Knebworth 6-30-90

Practically all of the later headliner performances at the 1990 Knebworth Festival outside of London were plagued by the rain, but the hearty British spirit won the day both onstage and in the soaked crowd. Here is Pink Floyd soldiering through…

Led Zeppelin 1-Jimmy Page Recalls First Rehearsal 8-12-68

The Hammer of the Gods. Jimmy Page & Robert Plant recall first Led Zeppelin rehearsal August 12, 1968.

Dire Straits-Love Over Gold 35th Anniversary-Mark Knopfler

With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler celebrating his birthday Saturday ( 8/12 ) we thought we would "mark" the occasion along with the upcoming thirty-fifth anniversary of Dire Straits' Love Over Gold  . Like David Bowie did five years…

Bryan Adams-Reckless Goes #1 August 10,1985

Thirty-two years ago Bryan Adams’ fourth album , Reckless ,  had only just begun spinning off what eventually would be a total of six Top 15 hits, including "Run to You","One Night Love Affair", "Somebody", "Summer of '69", "It's Only Love"…

Ozzy Osbourne on ROCK 103 Memphis 4-28-82

In April 1982, little more than a month after a plane crash had taken the life of his young & talented guitarist Randy Rhoads , Ozzy Osbourne chose my afternoon radio show on Memphis' #1 station , ROCK 103 , to make his first public statements concerning the tragedy.

R.E.M.-Document 30th Anniversary-Michael Stipe,Peter Buck 8-21

For many , Document  by R.E.M. may have been the first album by the band that mainstream rock fans purchased in Fall 1987. Yet the collection containing the US radio breakthrough hits "The One I Love" and " It's the End of the World as We Know…