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The Cars- Candy O 40th Anniversary- Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

By the July 4th 1979 holiday, a scant fourteen months after The Cars' debut album had surprised all but a handful of early adopters around their Boston assembly line, all eyes and ears were trained upon the quintet's next model, Candy O.  The…
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Def Leppard- Story So Far pt2- Joe Elliott, Ric Savage

After World War II the worldwide success of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Cream, and a bit later Led Zeppelin all had a profoundly positive effect on the British self-esteem. All of these predecessors of Def Leppard were almost…
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Def Leppard Rocks Hall of Fame!- Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Phil Collen

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Ric Savage, & Phil Collen join Redbeard "In the Studio" on their way to induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! Part 1 of 2.

30 Years Ago In the Studio: Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

For In the Studio episode #25, the many myths surviving the Moody Blues' groundbreaking November 1967 second album Days of Future Passed  were variously confirmed, corrected, and embellished by my guests Justin Hayward and John Lodge here…

"Forever Autumn" from Justin Hayward of Moody Blues

We pick up in part two of the Moody Blues Timeless Flight   box set with selections from the worldwide #1 album Seventh Sojourn;  then the tasty Justin Hayward/ John Lodge 1975 album Blue Jays;  Justin Hayward's sublime "Forever Autumn" from…
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Dire Straits 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The debut of the first Dire Straits   album is indelibly etched in my memory as the "alternative to the alternative" that Autumn 1978. While the likes of the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and Elvis Costello stole the headlines away from rock's Establishment…
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Bon Jovi- New Jersey 30th Anniversary- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

In September 1988 it took a musical effort the size of New Jersey   to successfully follow up the phenomenon of Bon Jovi's spectacular Slippery When Wet   two years earlier, and the Garden State greats were more than up to the challenge, conjuring…

In the Studio#5 July 25, 1988: Rod Stewart

Thirty years go this week In the Studio   scored something of a major "get" for an upstart fledgling rookie on the crowded national weekly syndicated radio sweepstakes: an hour-long visit with superstar singer Rod Stewart, to explore his breakthrough…

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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Dire Straits- Rock Hall of Fame Best, pt 2- Mark Knopfler

When the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits became a worldwide hit in Summer 1985, the album Brothers in Arms  from which it came won a Grammy Award for best recorded sound, while the song won another for Best Rock Song that year. However,…