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

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Steely Dan- Pretzel Logic 50th- Donald Fagen, the late Walter Becker

The third Steely Dan album,"Pretzel Logic" in February 1974, has always served as a distinct demarcation line in the evolution of the eclectic band led by my guests, songwriting duo Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. "Pretzel Logic" by Steely Dan is significant because it contained the #4 Billboard hit, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", with the album Top Ten in sales as well. Rolling Stone magazine ranks "Pretzel Logic" at #386 on their Top 500 Albums of All Time.
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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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History of Southern Rock pt 2- Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Doug Gray, Hughie Thomasson, Henry Paul, Donnie Van Zant, Charlie Daniels, Steve Earle

Listen to these stories from the classic rock interviews of the late Gregg Allman, Henry Paul & the late Hughie Thomasson of TheOutlaws,Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray & Jerry Eubanks,Donnie Van Zant & Jeff Carlisi of 38 Special,Charlie Daniels, & Steve Earle.
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Bon Jovi 40th Anniversary- Jon, Richie Sambora

It's the 40th anniversary of Bon Jovi! Celebrity from the entertainment business is a fickle and highly misunderstood by-product of pop art success in Western culture, and few people outside of the business understand the seduction or recognize the dark side of it. Find out from someone who knows firsthand, namesake Jon Bon Jovi and original guitarist/co-writer Richie Sambora here In the Studio.
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History of Southern Rock- Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Gary Rossington, Henry Paul, Doug Gray

The History of Southern Rock pt one interviews with the late Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Henry Paul, Doug Gray of the Marshall Tucker Band, the late Hughie Thomasson, the late Charlie Daniels, many more. Part 1 of 2.
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Creedence Clearwater Revival- Bayou Country 55th- John Fogerty

With the January release of Creedence Clearwater Revival's second album, "Bayou Country", the mind-boggling hat trick began in 1969 where "Bayou Country", "Green River", and "Willy & the Poor Boys" albums were all released by Creedence Clearwater Revival in a 12-month period. John Fogerty is my guest In the Studio.
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ZZ Top- Antenna 30th Anniversary, pt2- Billy, Dusty, Frank

This is the conclusion of the ZZ Top "Antenna" world premiere radio broadcast on January 15, 1994 with Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard live from Manhattan's Hit Factory to millions all over North America. In part two we learn that ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard had a fascinating side hustle as the owner of his own professional auto racing team, which came in second at Daytona in their first race!
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Led Zeppelin 1 @55- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

On the 55th anniversary of its January 1969 release, In the Studio features what turned out to be my first of many subsequent in-depth conversations about the Led Zeppelin debut's legacy with band mastermind Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
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Pretenders- Learning to Crawl 40th Anniversary- Chrissie Hynde

Forty years ago, after two highly-acclaimed full albums plus an EP, the Pretenders led by American singer/co-writer Chrissie Hynde, had fired their bass player because of drug abuse, only to have their guitarist/co-writer overdose and die two days later. American ex-pat Chrissie Hynde pulls no punches with the life-and-death story, times two, behind one of the Eighties' great comeback albums "Learning to Crawl" in this particularly tough yet tender classic rock interview about the January 1984 Pretenders effort.