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Cheap Trick- Dream Police 40th Anniversary- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander 9/9

The memory of awaiting the arrival of Cheap Trick's follow up to their breakthrough Live at Budokan   remains vivid. The Dream Police   had the soaring "The Way of the World","Voices", the hypnotic "Need Your Love", and the sing-along "The…

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…

AC/DC- Shot Down in Flames- Paris 1979

As we approach the fortieth anniversary of AC/DC's worldwide breakthrough album Highway to Hell  , here is another white-hot live performance from the original Aussie outfit fronted by the inimitable Bon Scott ripping through "Shot Down in…
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Kinks- Low Budget 40th Anniversary- Sir Ray Davies

Sir Ray Davies talks about The Kinks' 1979 best-selling album "Low Budget".
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The Cars- Candy O 40th Anniversary- 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…

AC/DC- Highway to Hell- Paris 1979

So many rock fans did not discover the original AC/DC lineup until their fifth album, Highway to Hell in Summer 1979, and therefore never got to see them fronted by lead singer/ lyricist Bon Scott who died barely seven months later. As we…

Triumph- Just a Game 40th Anniversary- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, and Gil Moore join Redbeard "In the Studio" for the 40th anniversary of Triumph's breakthrough album "Just a Game".

Bad Company- Rock and Roll Fantasy- Dallas 7-10-13

Bad Company rips through "Rock and Roll Fantasy" in concert July 10, 2013 in Dallas/ Ft. Worth Verizon Theater.
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Cheap Trick- Live at Budokan 40th- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

Cheap Trick 40th anniversary of "Live at Budokan" US release, with Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander.

Cheap Trick- Best pt1- 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 …