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R.E.M.- Green 30th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

If you were fortunate in 1983 to discover the first full-length album Murmur from Athens GA-based R.E.M. , you probably realize that it sounded unlike anything else at the time,and precious little ever since except maybe their followup Reckoning.Over the next four years and five albums on indie label IRS,Michael Stipe,Peter Buck,Mike Mills,and Bill Berry made some of the smartest,quirky,angular rock of any American band...(more)

R.E.M.- Green 30th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills 12-17

Big step for  the little band from Athens, GA, R.E.M. onto the world stage thirty years ago with Green,  and songs like "Orange Crush","Pop Song '89","Stand", and "Turn You Inside Out" proved that they were more than ready and never looked…
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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.

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Steve Miller 9-12-88

Impossible to forget the experience which allowed us, after merely a dozen shows, to declare, "The 'Eagle' has landed In the Studio  !" I had just returned a week earlier from a whirlwind Labor Day Weekend 1988 trip attempting the nearly impossible:…
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Traveling Wilburys 30th Anniversary- the late George Harrison, the late Tom Petty

Each night on the sold out Jeff Lynne/ ELO concert tour, one of the biggest crowd roars comes when Lynne performs a song from his "other band", the Traveling Wilburys, and flashes brief melancholy glimpses of the time thirty years ago when rock's ultimate Dream Team convened at a barbeque attended by Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, with Roy Orbison soon to follow.

Van Halen- OU812 30th Anniversary #1 Album- Alex & Eddie, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony

It has been thirty summers passed since OU812  by Van Halen topped the US sales chart, and more than twenty since we last shared this time capsule of an interview featuring Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and returning for…

Bon Jovi- Born to Be My Baby- acoustic 1988

Jon Bon Jovi remembered to slip me a cassette of this acoustic demo of "Born to Be My Baby", which remained unreleased for decades.

In the Studio 6-27-88: Crosby, Stills, and Nash

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"Melissa Etheridge" 30th, "Yes I Am" 25th Anniversaries

We all know how powerful first impressions are. So regardless of the thirty years that it has been since we first met for a live Q102 Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio interview on the occasion of the release of her debut Melissa Etheridge  in May 1988,…

Steve Earle- Copperhead Road- Dallas 1988

In 1988 Texan Steve Earle and I were sitting by the pool on the patio of Dallas' former Greenville Avenue Country Club bar/ restaurant when he put this acoustic guitar with the huge sound on his knee and belted out "Copperhead Road", his five…