Bachman Turner Overdrive 45th Anniversary- Randy Bachman

It is the original Guess Who songwriter/guitarist Randy Bachman's re-entry into the charts forty-five years ago this week with his collaboration with C.F."Fred" Turner, warm-blooded draft horse rock from the Great White North of Canada. Between…

Jethro Tull "Locomotive Breath"- Zurich dressing room 1989

Jethro Tull's singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian Anderson ( left ) returns here In the Studio next week for the band's big fiftieth anniversary, so this should prime the pump with another angle on all of that material. Here's another of the rare…

John Fogerty "Born on the Bayou" May 1997 rehearsal

One of the greatest honors I have had in over 45 years of rock radio was interviewing John Fogerty, then introducing him and his ace band to an adoring small private audience at band rehearsal May 1997 in Burbank, performing the Creedence Clearwater…
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Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band- Stranger in Town 40th anniversary

While not completely copping to the charge by the late music writer Timothy White that the previously unknown success of Bob Seger's 1976 album Night Moves   was giving Bob "platinum paranoia"on the followup Stranger in Town , Seger did admit…

The Fixx- Reach the Beach 35th anniversary- Cy Curnin, Adam Woods

"The backstage party at Woodstock had turned really mushy by then," joked The Fixx lead singer/ songwriter Cy Curnin by way of chronicling the dawn of the Eighties musically." You know, the backstage passes had been picked up (figuratively)…

Edgar Winter- Best- with the late Ronnie Montrose

This is an encore including Edgar Winter and also Edgar Winter Group lead guitarist Ronnie Montrose prior to his death in March 2012. Songs include "Tobacco Road","Keep Playing That Rock'n'Roll","Still Alive and Well" with big brother Johnny…
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The Cars- Heartbeat City- Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

With The Cars now officially with a reserved parking spot inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it seems an obvious time to test drive the 1984 blockbuster album Heartbeat City  which rivals their legendary 1978 debut, The Cars , for musical…

Simple Minds- See the Lights- Sydney 12-7-12

Even turned upside down under and standing on their heads, those "Simple Boys"( as the local pensioners would refer to them back home in Scotland ) can still make a big noise, as evidenced here in a very rare December 2012 Sydney concert recording…

Rod Stewart- Time- Fifth Anniversary

"They didn't like me nose, me clothes, or me hair!" says Rod Stewart of his first record company audition in London, which makes a charming basis for the song "Can't Stop Me Now" on our encore presentation of the 2013 album Time . Blame Buddy…