A “Ronnie Montrose Tribute” featuring classic rock interviews with the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, plus original Montrose band singer/songwriter Sammy Hagar. That album and the sadly, final Ronnie Montrose swan song album “10×10” and veteran Styx bass player/ producer Ricky Phillips who joins us here In the Studio.
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Night Ranger’s Jack Blades goes out on “Dawn Patrol” forty years later to report back on the first American band to break big simultaneously on radio & MTV with “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”,”You Can Still Rock in America”, & the mid-’80s phenomenon “Sister Christian” here In the Studio.
It’s the 50th anniversary of the Edgar Winter Group’s “They Only Come Out at Night”. Edgar shares songs including “Tobacco Road”,”Keep Playing That Rock’n’Roll”,; “Dying to Live”; “Easy Street” from 1974’s “Shock Treatment”; and three hits from “They Only Come Out at Night”, “Free Ride”,”Hangin’ Around”, and the #1 song in 1973, “Frankenstein”. The late Ronnie Montrose also is interviewed.
With Belfast-born Van Morrison’s July 1972 sixth album “Saint Dominic’s Preview”, the mainstream rock audience finally caught up to the quality jazzy, folksy rhythm’n’blues Morrison had been belting out consistently since critics began lauding his debut,”Astral Weeks”. This rare recent classic rock interview was conducted in Belfast by the BBC’s intrepid John Bennett.
After years of struggle as the undercard rock palooka who could take a punch and never go down, in 1984 Sammy Hagar answered the bell and came out swinging, scoring a technical knockout with his mainstream hit “I Can’t Drive 55” from his eighth solo album “VOA”. Then in 1987 Sammy won by a knockout with his solo album “I Never Said Goodbye”, at #14 his highest charting album ever, and that while being newly installed as Van Halen’s lead singer. Sammy Hagar is my guest In the Studio.
It is the 40th anniversary of the pivotal album in Sammy Hagar’s long career, “Standing Hampton”…
Keyboardist Gary Wright chose a bold pioneering effort which had never been attempted before then, with spectacular results from the songs “Love Is Alive”,”Made to Love You”,”Blind Feeling”,”Much Higher”,”Power of Love” (the only song to include electric guitar, courtesy of Ronnie Montrose), and the million-selling hit “Dream Weaver”. Join Gary Wright here in a very rare In the Studio classic rock interview
the leaders of the pioneering bands who forged the foundation of Heavy Metal: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan and Roger Glover; Alice Cooper; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS; Rob Halford of Judas Priest; the late Ronnie Montrose & his discovery Sammy Hagar; Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee of Rush
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