These are the interviews from the most recent editions of the weekly national radio broadcast of In The Studio .

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The Police- Regatta de Blanc 40th Anniversary- Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers

"Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart..."- "Message in a Bottle", 1979 (Sting) "Outlandos d'Amour  has a certain grotesque, naïve charm about it," Sting offers in this interview about the second album by The Police,…
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R.E.M.- Monster 25th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

Not since Green  more than five years earlier had R.E.M. come out so unself-consciously swingin'. "We were touring for the first time in five years. We wanted something arena and festival ready", says R.E.M. lead singer and lyricist Michael…
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Fleetwood Mac- Tusk 40th pt 2- Lindsey, Stevie, Mick Fleetwood

The conclusion of In the Studio's in-depth exploration of the Tusk   saga has some of the most frank, illuminating revelations about love, ambition, artistic integrity vs the pressures of commerce, youth, regret and, yes, music you will ever…
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Fleetwood Mac- Tusk 40th Anniversary pt 1- Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Imagine an entire season of the tv "reality series" show Survivor if it had been filmed in a locked down recording studio instead of a remote island, and with guitars instead of spears, and you have the story of Fleetwood Mac's 1979 double opus Tusk.
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"The Band" 50th Anniversary- Robbie Robertson

When The Call's main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life's course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz , The Band's Thanksgiving 1976 swan song , shows how that kind of epiphany could happen . But the earliest work of this quintet with the generic name is no less impressive : when Rolling Stone magazine writers compiled their Top 500 Albums of All Time , The Band's 1968 debut Music from Big Pink ranked at #34 . That's almost twenty places higher than The Beatles' debut !... (more)
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Cheap Trick- Dream Police 40th Anniversary- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

You may know the basic facts of Cheap Trick's live 1979 album At Budokan   which effectively started the Rockford quartet on a long road which  now travels through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but unless you actually lived through it, there…
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Supertramp- Crime of the Century 45th Anniversary- Roger Hodgson

With  the stunning 1974 release  Crime of the Century ,  London's Supertramp suddenly exhibited a consistency of band sound, eschewing the ubiquitous electric guitar and the obligatory synthesizer of most progressive rock bands, in favor…
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Motley Crue- Dr Feelgood 30th- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars

"Wow, so this is what it's like to watch Monday Night Football without a spike in your arm?" recalls Motley Crue songwriter/ bass player Nikki Sixx about his initial experience with sobriety post-rehab. This was when he cocooned  from the "Terror…
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Aerosmith- Pump 30th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey

Pump   by Aerosmith is a thumbs up three dimensional hard rock masterpiece, with the legendary band's deepest well of  songwriting, blistering performance chops, and the most innovative production of any hard rock album to date courtesy of…
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Woodstock 50th pt2- David Crosby, Graham Nash, Robbie Robertson

Interviews with Woodstock Festival performers David Crosby, Graham Nash, dearly departed Joe Cocker, Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane, and Robbie Robertson of The Band. Part 2.