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KISS 50th Anniversary- Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons

For the golden anniversary of Kiss, lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Paul Stanley told me about the band fraternity of groups with whom they shared the stage some fifty years ago, “The lovefest ended when we hit the stage, because we were there to destroy them.” Gene Simmons agrees, “Putting on the make up was like putting on warpaint.”

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Cheap Trick- At Budokan 45th- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

Rockford, Illinois’s Cheap Trick proved to be no joke on the live, Japan-only “At Budokan”, but the story of how the rest of the world ever got to hear it in February 1979 is a total fluke. Hear the story In the Studio from Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen.

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Jeff Beck has Died After a Short Illness

“Mr. Beck could weaponize his strings to hit like a stun gun or caress them to express what felt like a kiss…”. Clearly exceptional. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/11/arts/music/jeff-beck-dead.html?smid=url-share

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Peter Gabriel- Us

The various subjects on Peter Gabriel’s “Us”, like the deep funky grooves, are all killer and no filler, from the pleading divorced parent to his regressing child on “Come Talk to Me”. the matter-of-fact demystification of personal therapy in “Digging in the Dirt”, to the Biblical allusions in “Blood of Eden”, inspired by Gabriel’s study of capital punishment. My exclusive classic rock interview with Peter Gabriel in front of a small intimate audience was his first reveal of those songs in September 1992, plus “Love to Be Loved”, “Steam”, “Kiss That Frog”, and “Secret World”. Part one of two. 

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INXS- Listen Like Thieves- Andrew & Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

It was their third album,”Shabooh Shoobah”, where INXS finally made the leap to America and the UK late in 1982 with “The One Thing”and “Don’t Change”. For the story of INXS’ formative years, the band’s keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there,  in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood,  the mercurial snake-hipped Michael Hutchence;

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Rolling Stones- Jumpin’ Jack Flash- New Orleans 10-10-94

this live radio broadcast of the Rolling Stones on the Voodoo Lounge Tour while in the New Orleans Superdome October 10, 1994. This is LIVE “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” from the stage to the broadcast truck to the airwaves. No fixes, no tricks, no overdubs.