Steely Dan- Aja Anniversary Tribute to Walter Becker- Donald Fagen 10-2

It is a bittersweet anniversary the week of October 2 here In the Studio, as the anniversary of one of rock music's pillars of excellence, Aja   , is framed with the death of Steely Dan co-founding guitarist/ songwriter Walter Becker. Donald…

Rossington Collins Band interviews by Redbeard May 1980 NYC

-Gary Rossington, Dale Krantz, Allen Collins interviews conducted by Redbeard May 1980 in a Manhattan hotel room. -Source is analog open reel transferred flat to WAV file. A little noise reduction is the only processing. -Silence gaps…

Win Impressive New Deep Purple Anthology "A Fire in the Sky"

After visiting backstage with Deep Purple and seeing them perform recently on their current tour, this "deep" comprehensive collection A Fire in the Sky  is exactly what I want: the legendary songs across all nineteen Deep Purple studio albums,…

Montrose Debut Plus New"10X10" Album 9-25

That essential Montrose  debut, the second album Paper Money, and an all-new Ronnie Montrose posthumous release 10x10  will be explored by the late guitarist plus Sammy Hagar, who sang on that hard rock debut and co-wrote half of its songs,…

Billy Joel "New York State of Mind" UConn 12-76

This timeless 1976 performance of soon-to-be classic "New York State of Mind" serves as proof positive that, even before his 1977 blockbuster "The Stranger" brought him to mass popularity, Billy Joel was a terrific live entertainer with a superb band.

 Win Bob Marley and the Wailers "Ultimate Illustrated History Book"

Highly respected rock music author/ historian Richie Unterberger ( Won't Get Fooled Again, the essential Byrds bible Eight Miles High, as well as the Velvet Underground exhaustive study White Light/ White Heat ) is back with a handsome large…

J Geils Band- Full House 45th Anniversary- Peter Wolf

With the sad passing in April of namesake guitarist John "J." Geils,  it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party of sound comprised of  their back-to-back two most popular studio albums of the '70s. Music writers loved…
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Rush-Signals 35th anniversary-Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson

By 1981, Rush had built a fiercely loyal fan base through eight albums, only one of which did not sell more than its predecessor, and road-dog touring, all the while honing their chops,  their arrangements, and lyrical themes into  laser-tight…

Elton John and Bernie Taupin Tribute to Princess Diana "Candle in the Wind '97"

As a Texas-based enterprise, my focus these last days has been dominated by the natural disaster of biblical proportions unfolding throughout a huge portion of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. Suddenly today I realized that the epic floodwaters…

Neil Young-After the Goldrush 10-21-86- San Francisco

...on the Crosby Stills Nash sophomore release Déjà Vu, Neil Young only contributed two songs, no doubt saving even stronger material for his own third solo album barely five months later. Entitled After the Goldrush, writer William Ruhlmann calls the title song "...a mystical ballad that featured some of Young's most imaginative lyrics and became one of his most memorable songs."