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Sting-...Blue Turtles/...Nothing Like the Sun 30th Anniversary

...Sting's sophomore solo release in October 1987,...Nothing Like the Sun, which followed up his first post-Police effort entitled The Dream of the Blue Turtles.
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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.
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INXS- Kick 30th Anniversary- Andrew & Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

No less than three anniversaries for INXS. It's the fortieth anniversary of the three Farriss brothers Tim, Andrew, and Jon from Perth in Western Australia teaming with Kirk Pengilly, Gary Beers, and Michael Hutchence in Sydney to form INXS; it is also the thirtieth anniversary of the phenomenal international hit album Kick ...

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…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes

Tom Petty reveals the personal battles he and the Heartbreakers had to fight just so that we could enjoy one of the most important rock albums of the last forty years. Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had…
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Steely Dan- Aja 40th Anniversary- Donald Fagen

"When you're out on the stage performing, you're in 'show business' ," the late Steely Dan co-founding guitarist Walter Becker reminded us, "and Donald (Fagen) and I never wanted to be in 'show business' . We wanted to be musicians and play…
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Montrose 10X10- Sammy Hagar, Ricky Phillips, the late Ronnie Montrose

Classic rock interviews with the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, plus original Montrose singer/songwriter Sammy Hagar  who  takes a personal look back at the first Montrose  album, widely cited by members of Van Halen to Def Leppard as the…

J Geils Band- Full House 45th Anniversary- Peter Wolf

With the sad passing in April of namesake guitarist John "J." Geils,  it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party of sound comprised of  their back-to-back two most popular studio albums of the '70s. Music writers loved…
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Rush- Signals 35th anniversary- Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson

By 1981, Rush had built a fiercely loyal fan base through eight albums ( only one of which did not sell more than its predecessor) and road-dog touring, all the while honing their chops,  their arrangements, and lyrical themes into  laser-tight…

Foghat-Best-Lonesome Dave Peverett, Rod Price

Foghat were four British electric bluesmen who comprised the most successful  limb of the sprawling Savoy Brown musical family tree. Lead guitarist Lonesome Dave Peverett, drummer Roger Earl, and bass player Tony Stevens had all played with…