Motley Crue- Dr Feelgood 30th Anniversary- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil 8-26

Motley Crue, the personification of American decadence according to Communist Cold War propaganda in 1989, nevertheless performed for two shows in Moscow thirty years ago as part of the Moscow Music and Peace Festival, then returned home to…

Aerosmith- Pump 30th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton- 8-19

The second jewel in Aerosmith's comeback triple crown, Pump  thirty years ago somehow managed to equal or better on the Eighties' hard rock masterpiece two years earlier, Permanent Vacation. The band's all here for the stories behind a near-perfect…

Dire Straits- Communique 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The second Dire Straits release, Communique   early in Summer 1979, is one of those elusive  but long on satisfaction efforts that remains under-appreciated to this day, which because it was so overlooked by radio back then that Communique…

Aerosmith- Love in an Elevator- Brussels 10-31-93

Revving you up for the Aerosmith Pump   thirtieth anniversary coming in a few weeks. Proof positive that on Halloween night 1993, there was not a band on the planet better than Aerosmith in concert. Exhibit A is this sizzling live version of…
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Woodstock 50th pt1- Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, Graham Nash

Woodstock Festival was unequaled in sheer scale, still heard fifty years later in the voices of Carlos Santana, Pete Townshend, the late Paul Kantner of the Jefferson Airplane, Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the late Alvin Lee of Ten Years After,
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KISS- Alive! End of the Road- Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons

"The lovefest ended when we hit the stage," Kiss lead singer/ guitarist/ songwriter Paul Stanley told me about the band fraternity of support groups opening for them some forty-plus years ago,"because we were there to destroy them." Gene Simmons…

Blind Faith 50th Anniversary- Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood

Two titans of rock's last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding  the brief  Blind Faith , a #1-seller in both their native UK as well as America. Until recently the two friends…

Toad the Wet Sprocket- Fall Down- Dallas 5-19-94

Love these guys live, and as you can hear, Toad the Wet Sprocket can pull off their tight melodic sound straight off the floor without any tricks, as here with "Fall Down" from May 1994. -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="http://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/TOAD…

R.E.M.- Reckoning 35th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck

R.E.M. "Murmur" quietly emerged thirty-five years ago and never left my essential music list.

Woodstock 50th pt2- David Crosby, Graham Nash, Robbie Robertson 8-12

In July 1969 Americans blasted off and landed on the Moon, and about three weeks later they colonized Max Yasgur's hog farm outside Bethel NY. Over half a million attended both events. They were both were very loud and lasted several days, but…