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R.E.M.- Document 35th anniversary- Peter Buck, Michael Stipe 8-29

Document was the mainstream breakthrough in a five album stubbornly eclectic alternate route to the top of the US album sales chart for R.E.M. in September 1987. My conversations with R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe and particularly with lead guitarist Peter Buck about those early IRS Records the week of 8/29 reveal a band remarkably cohesive and certain about its vision.

Rush- Signals 40th anniversary- Alex Lifeson 8-22

Rush was already a veteran band which had sold over a million copies of its last two albums before "Moving Pictures", so by the time the mainstream caught up to that blockbuster, the band and their loyal fans had evolved into new emerging Eighties sounds incorporating technology peppered with World Music flavors. What resulted was "Signals"...seen now forty years later by my guest Alex Lifeson as vital to the longevity and musical relevance of Rush...along with my rare interview with the late Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart on the "Signals" fortieth anniversary here In the Studio the week of August 22.

Aerosmith- Permanent Vacation 35th anniversary- Steven Tyler 8-15

Permanent Vacation  became Aerosmith's comeback album of legend thirty-five years ago primarily because of the radio-ready hits "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)","Angel", and "Rag Doll". Don't miss one of rock history's most dramatic turnarounds, "Permanent Vacation", as told by Aerosmith lifers Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and the inimitable Steven Tyler here In the Studio the week of August 15.

John Mellencamp- The Lonesome Jubilee 35th anniversary 8-8

But when a unique sound, like the fiddle and accordion arrangements paired with a crackling backbeat, met the songs of John Mellencamp, such as "Paper in Fire","Check It Out","The Real Life", and "Cherry Bomb"in August 1987, the rock, pop, and country music worlds were changed indelibly. John Mellencamp is my guest In the Studio  the week of August 8th with one of the most important albums of the Eighties.

George Thorogood- Bad to the Bone 40th 7-25

It's the fortieth anniversary of George Thorogood and the Destroyers' biggest seller Bad to the Bone, and  George marks the occasion here In the Studio  with his unlikely journey featuring all of his biggest hits including " One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer","Move It On Over","Who Do You Love", "I Drink Alone", Chuck Berry's "It Wasn't Me", and of course "Bad to the Bone" all the week of July 25