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30 Years Ago In the Studio: Def Leppard- Pyromania- Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rick Savage

As it turned out, In the Studio  episode #13 was a very lucky number for us thirty years ago because we were able to feature Def Leppard,  the band which pretty much lit the match for the Pop Metal Eighties explosion five years earlier with Pyromania,…

Lynyrd Skynyrd feat. Ed King- Sweet Home Alabama- Dallas 1993

L-R Ed King, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Sweet Home Alabama" acoustically in front of a small invited audience- Q102 Dallas , Spring 1993 -Redbeard

In the Studio#8 8-15-88: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes

Thirty years ago this week for In the Studio  episode #8 focusing on the soap opera behind Damn the Torpedoes , the breakthrough third album from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers,  the Gainseville Gator revealed the personal battles he and…

Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty-Susie Q-I Put a Spell on You 50th Anniversary

An In the Studio 50th anniversary exclusive, here's John Fogerty and his terrific band performing live at rehearsal in Burbank in 1997 reprising two  songs which Fogerty's  Creedence Clearwater Revival covered on their debut released in May…

George Harrison Best pt 2

My second George Harrison interview that focused on his return to performing in England for the first time in over 25 years on stage at London's Royal Albert Hall; the support of his longtime friend,Eric Clapton; and several examples of his delightful impish sense of humor. And I chose to display this photo of George on stage at the Albert Hall with the late Gary Moore on April 6,1992 .God bless them both, together again for eternity .-Redbeard
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Rush- A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary- Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson

The first thing that quickly becomes obvious when diving into the expanded 1978 live bonus concert  spread out across two discs which now bolsters the deluxe edition of the original fifth studio album A Farewell to Kings   by Rush  is just…

Scorpions-Born to Touch Your Feelings- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

The Hanover Germany veteran band which pioneered the power ballad  more than four decades ago, Scorpions, has come out of self-imposed retirement to collect practically all of those gems together as the album Born to Touch Your Feelings. …
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-Street Survivors 40th-Gary Rossington, Charlie Daniels

The tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Street Survivors  seems to have been hatched in the vivid imagination of Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, or William Faulkner, but the characters are so colorful, the childhood bonds so strong, the struggles so personal, the victories so inspiring, and the heartbreak so deep that there is simply no need for hyperbole in telling it.

Tom Petty- Into the Great Wide Open

"It's very hard living your life as we have in tour buses and airplanes for all of this time. “ The topics Tom Petty broached were indeed "wide open": war as a foreign policy; security in an uncertain world; gun violence; greed, both individually…

Peter Frampton- It's a Plain Shame- Austin October 2011

Been spending more and more on concert tickets but enjoying it less? This may be the best value of the entire Summer classic rock concert season, as two ageless guitar monsters team up for great songs performed by great bands: Peter Frampton…