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Alice Cooper-Billion Dollar Babies

Detroit's blue-collar bars and cheap motels along Woodward Avenue may be less than 200 miles away from the steps of the modernistic I.M.Pei-designed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but it turned out to be a forty year odyssey for Alice…

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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Aerosmith Debut- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry

Seated next to Jennifer Lopez last season at the American Idol judges table, Aerosmith lead singer and co-writer Steven Tyler’s rockstar good looks were almost Dorian Gray deceptive: Tyler is old enough to be J-Lo’s father, as are all of…

Julian Lennon interview,live song Dallas 11-91

Legacy, leg up, or curse? We could ask a wide variety of offspring born to high-profile people, from actor Michael Douglas to entertainer Liza Minnelli to Hank Williams jr and even U.S. President George W. Bush. Yet none has a story more compelling…

Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Suffered Father's Gay Intolerance

(This is part four of my Ian Anderson interview about the brilliant Thick As a Brick 2 and the forthcoming continuation Homo Erraticus, to be performed on the 22-date UK tour in May, and move on to various concerts in Europe through the Summer,…

Who Quadrophenia2 seg 3

(cont)... As The Who's recognized Quadrophenia auteur , Townshend has assessed their almost half-century of musical creation and found it to be good . Pete is a delightful , witty , thoughtful , and refreshingly honest conversationalist who can easily and effectively examine The Who's epic 1973 opus through a slightly-detached , objective eye which only the passage of time , and maturity , can provide . -Redbeard

Who "Quadrophenia" part 1

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey join me In the Studio in this week's classic rock interview for the first in a two-part look at the new Quadrophenia Director's Cut box set , the last word on Townshend's 1974 rock opera, which certainly is much more appreciated today than upon its initial release ...(more)

Bryan Adams-Waking Up the Neighbours

...(cont) when you actually write out the fact that Bryan Adams sold 16,000,000 copies worldwide of Waking Up the Neighbours twenty years ago , it starts to take up some real estate on the page . In this week's classic rock interview , Bryan explains how one song in particular ,"Everything I Do, I Do It for You" , appearing under the closing credits at the very end of the Kevin Costner film Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves , put this album in front of people in places where his music had never penetrated . -Redbeard

Moody Blues- Icon 2 best of the '80s

Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back on their latest compilation Icon 2 , it's surprising how consistent their musical vision has remained regardless of musical trend or fashion , and singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Hayward modestly acknowledges that critics either love them or crucify them for it. "At least we've been #1 without being outrageous !" Hayward chuckles in this week's classic rock interview. "It's the larger-than-life things that happen in this (entertainment) world, but that's why we've made a point of not following any trend or any fashion , just doing our own music and trusting our own judgment, and doing what we wanted to do. We've been under a lot of pressure to compromise . We've never given in to that pressure..."(more)