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Beatles- White Album 50th Anniversary pt1- Paul McCartney

The Beatles "White Album" 50th Anniversary: How can an album accomplish so much by embedding itself indelibly in popular culture, continuing to influence generations a half century after release, while on the surface revealing so little about its contents and its creators?

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Kansas- Leftoverture 11-14-88

In the Fall 1988, Kansas had reunited most of the original band and they were eager to talk, plus key man Kerry Livgren, who had retired from touring in order to become a Georgia farmer, had parked his John Deere and picked up his Les Paul to do some Contemporary Christian solo albums, so suddenly he became available as well to talk about "Leftoverture", the 1976 four million seller from Kansas.

Aerosmith- Fever- Brussels 10-31-93

Aerosmith heart and soul Joe Perry gave us all another serious health scare this past weekend, collapsing in his dressing room backstage after guesting with Billy Joel at New York's Madison Square Garden. The latest reports have the 68-year…
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Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland pt2-Mitch Mitchell, author John McDermott

Jimi Hendrix and his British trio the Experience created a landmark double album in 1968 called Electric Ladyland,  and   fifty years after its release it may be difficult for many to fully understand the context in which it was made and the…

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Led Zeppelin I- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

Thirty years ago In the Studio episode #20 for November 7, 1988 featured what turned out to be my first of many subsequent in-depth conversations about the Led Zeppelin legacy with band mastermind Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

We saw the endearing, lovable Jim Kerr, guitarist Charlie Burchill, and Simple Minds over the weekend perform in Dallas/ Ft.Worth, and even before entering the auditorium proper we were alerted to the explosive sounds of "Big Music" from the…
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Jimi Hendrix Experience- Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary pt1

By Spring 1968 Jimi Hendrix had returned triumphantly to the US from London after fifteen months, having electrified the rock world with two smash albums, the revolutionary debut Are You Experienced?  and Axis: Bold as Love. It was all being…

Billy Idol- Rebel Yell 35th Anniversary

Billy Idol joins me In the Studio on the thirty-fifth anniversary of Rebel Yell to invoke the eleventh commandment: thou shalt have no Idols before Billy! -Redbeard
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U2- Rattle & Hum 30th Anniversary- Bono,The Edge, Adam Clayton

U2's "Rattle and Hum" saw the gauzy media perceptions of American culture by my guests Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen jr jammed up against a Reagan-era reality that did not always ring true.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Woman of Mine- Memphis 10-30-73

"Woman of Mine" by Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of only two Leon Wilkeson collaborations with lyricist/ singer Ronnie Van Zant, but had it not been performed live in Ardent Studio in Memphis on October 30, 1973 during a promotional broadcast on Memphis radio station WMC-FM, there is a real high probability that we would never have known of its existence...