30 Years Ago In the Studio: Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping

Sure, the Lynyrd Skynyrd legend inevitably circles back to their first album Pronounced   and the epic "Free Bird", but don't let revisionist history fool you: this April 1974 follow-up, Second Helping,  is the incredibly strong album which…
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Pretenders- Learning to Crawl 35th Anniversary- Chrissie Hynde

 Chrissie Hynde with the life-and-death story, times two, behind one of the Eighties' great comeback albums Learning to Crawl   in this particularly tough yet tender classic rock interview about the January 1984 Pretenders effort including…

INXS- Listen Like Thieves- Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

The late Michael Hutchence, lead singer/ songwriter of INXS, would be 59 on Tuesday 1/22.
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30 Years Ago In the Studio: The Doors- Strange Days

The Doors  Strange Days  was released barely nine months after The Doors'  debut opened up a meteoric new star in the rock galaxy. The late band co-founder Ray Manzarek held the key to opening the timeless Doors legacy here In the Studio…

Glenn Frey Fondly Remembered by Bob Seger

The late Glenn Frey was Bob Seger's buddy long before Frey headed west and took wing with the Eagles singing background vocals on Bob's first hit, "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" in 1968...

John Mellencamp- Pink Houses- Dallas 10-91

Here is John Mellencamp's live acoustic performance of  "Pink Houses" on my Dallas/ Ft.Worth Q102 radio show 10-1-91 with Mike Wanchic on acoustic guitar & harmonies and the great Kenny Aronoff on tambourine. It came out so good that John…

YES- Talk 25th Anniversary- Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin

Before their 1994 album Talk   was even released, YES co-founder/ singer Jon Anderson and band sparkplug Trevor Rabin came to my Q102 afternoon radio show in Dallas/ Ft.Worth to hand-deliver  and talk about it. The album underwent a two-year…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Pat Benatar- Crimes of Passion

The first time I interviewed Pat Benatar  for her breakthrough second album Crimes of Passion  for January 9, 1989's episode  #29 of In the Studio, she was very wary of me and visibly uncomfortable. It didn't take long to understand why:…

Steve Earle- Days Aren't Long Enough

"Days Aren't Long Enough" originally found on Americana mainstay Steve Earle's 2007 Washington Square Serenade   is the 21st century replacement for "Auld Lang Syne", performed live In the Studio in Dallas in 2007 by the former Guitar Town. …