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Motley Crue- Shout at the Devil 35th Anniversary- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil

Is what US president Gerald Ford called "our national nightmare" really over? The final  show of Motley Crue's Final Tour   came to a chaotic close December 2015 to fulfill the rock prophesy of "Terror in Tinseltown"at LA's Staples Center.…

In the Studio 8-22-88: Deep Purple- Machine Head

The absolute essence of timeless rock music is contained in the music of Deep Purple's Machine Head . We already knew it then thirty years ago when we asked Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to share their recollections of making "Smoke on the Water",…

Hard+Heavy Box 10th Anniversary- Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston

When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life   did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake,…

Deep Purple- Now What?! Fifth Anniversary- Roger Glover

It is the fifth anniversary of Deep Purple's impressive, muscular "comeback" album "Now What?!" April 26, 2013, and DP's Roger Glover joins Redbeard In the Studio.
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Van Halen 40th anniversary- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony

The four original members of Van Halen, guitarist/songwriter Eddie Van Halen, big brother drummer Alex Van Halen, lead singer/lyricist David Lee Roth, and ex-bass player/backing vocalist Michael Anthony are all unanimous in this classic rock…

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. …

AC/DC- Back in Black- Angus Young

Angus Young may have been chosen early on to be the focal point of AC/DC , but big brother Malcolm has always been the heart and soul of this band , becoming even more so after the death of Bon Scott in 1980 ...(more)

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant Recall Rehearsal for First Gig 11-9-68

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant recall rehearsals for Led Zeppelin first public performance 11-9-68 at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm.

Ozzy Osbourne on ROCK 103 Memphis 4-28-82

In April 1982, little more than a month after a plane crash had taken the life of his young & talented guitarist Randy Rhoads , Ozzy Osbourne chose my afternoon radio show on Memphis' #1 station , ROCK 103 , to make his first public statements concerning the tragedy.
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Motley Crue-Girls Girls Girls XXXth Anniversary-Nikki Sixx,Vince Neil

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx & Vince Neil In the Studio for "Girls Girls Girls" XXXth anniversary.