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

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Don Henley- Building the Perfect Beast 35th Anniversary- Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar

While sitting with his Building the Perfect Beast   collaborator Danny Kortchmar, my  other guest here In the Studio, Don Henley, made a prediction thirty years ago that haunts me to this day. "We certainly don't have all of the answers,"…
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Pink Floyd- The Wall 40th pt2- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

Pink Floyd's monumental opus The Wall...the numbers that it has generated are starting to rival the Great Wall of China: #87 ranking on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 Albums of All Time; worldwide sales of an estimated 30,000,000...
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Pink Floyd-The Wall 40th Anniversary pt1- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

Roger Waters admitted to me that in 1980 Pink Floyd had been guaranteed one million dollars per night to perform The Wall on a stadium tour. "And I refused to do it outdoors," Waters tells me in this classic rock interview. "But how can you do a show, that's about the alienation you feel about doing stadium shows, in a stadium?"
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Eric Clapton- Journeyman 30th Anniversary

Eric Clapton's mid-Eighties trifecta of studio albums, starting  in 1985 with Behind the Sun   followed by  August,   peaked in Fall 1989 with   Journeyman.  Thirty years on it has aged remarkably well, a combination of strong songs,…
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Bryan Adams- Reckless 35th Anniversary

Thirty-five years ago Bryan Adams’ fourth album , Reckless ,  had only just begun spinning off what eventually would be a total of six Top 15 hits, including "Run to You","One Night Love Affair", "Somebody", "Summer of '69", "It's Only Love"…
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Rolling Stones- Let It Bleed 50th Anniversary- Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman

So very many impressions immediately come to mind, and conflicting emotions of great joy, admiration, as well as terrible dread compete, when referencing the Rolling Stones' November 1969 masterpiece Let It Bleed .  And that goes double for…
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes 40th Anniversary

In my series of interviews about the fortieth anniversary of the making of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' breakthrough third album Damn the Torpedoes, a modern day thriller complete with intrigue, heroes, villains, intimidation, brawling,…
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Led Zeppelin II 50th Anniversary- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

The first Led Zeppelin album in  1969 was released, like the vast majority of unknown untested "baby bands", in January. It was unhyped, particularly in America, as three of the four members of the British band had no reputations Stateside…
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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…