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Bad Company- Desolation Angels 40th Anniversary- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

By this time forty years ago, due to a brutal record/ tour/ record/ tour revolving door, Bad Company's creative well had started to ebb on Run With the Pack  and had run dry by Burning Sky.  They desperately needed to take some downtime…

Van Halen 2- 40th Anniversary- Eddie and Alex, Michael Anthony

Somehow I don't think a medieval wall or declaration of a "national emergency" could have kept immigrants Eddie Van Halen, his big brother Alex, & their parents from settling in Southern California while the little boys grew to make a very…

Cheap Trick- Live at Budokan 40th- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

One of the most improbable hit albums in all of rock history, Cheap Trick at Budokan,  turns forty this February, and my guests Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander still can recall the bewildering time when they had three critically-acclaimed…
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Police- Outlandos d'Amour- Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

"Outlandos d'Amour   has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it," Sting confesses in this rockumentary about the Police debut,"but Regatta de Blanc   was infinitely a much better record." He was absolutely correct, of course, but it was…

Cheap Trick Tokyo Budokan Released 10-8-78...But Not in US

October 8, 1978 when American perennial opening act Cheap Trick from Rockford Illinois, with three studio albums, critical press clippings, but no US radio play, returned to play the prestigious Tokyo Budokan and were greeted with screaming mobs of teen adulation and media saturation not seen in the usually reserved society since Beatlemania a dozen years earlier.

Graham Parker- Back to School Days-Dallas 10-88

Happy birthday Graham Parker today ( 18th), & that's no Rumour!

Triumph-Allied Forces-Rik Emmett,Gil Moore,Mike Levine

If you've ever been in a band, you need to listen to this honest, heartwarming, hysterically funny interview with Triumph ... 1979 breakthrough Just a Game with the songs "Hold On" and "Lay It on the Line", plus the even bigger seller Allied Forces with "Magic Power" and "Fight the Good Fight".

Cheap Trick- Best pt 1- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

If you check out the reviews of Cheap Trick's first five albums, you will be seeing stars. On a maximum scale of five stars, the 1977 debut by Cheap Trick  receives AllMusic.com's highest rating, and the even more melodic, better sounding …

Kinks- Low Budget- Sir Ray Davies

Sir Ray Davies talks about The Kinks' 1979 best-selling album "Low Budget".

The Cars- Candy O- Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

By the July 4th 1979 holiday, a scant fourteen months after The Cars' debut album had surprised all but a handful of early adopters around their Boston assembly line, all eyes and ears were trained upon the quintet's next model, Candy O.  The…