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Jethro Tull- Stand Up 55th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

"Well the biggest difference was that I was going to have to write all the songs this time," quips Ian Anderson in a bit of understatement when I asked, in this classic rock interview, about the departure of Jethro Tull co-founder Mick Abrahams between their 1968 debut, "This Was", and the much more successful "Stand Up" the following year.
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Kinks- Low Budget 45th Anniversary- Sir Ray Davies

With the pending forty-fifth anniversary of "Low Budget", the Kinks' July 1979 biggest seller in their long storied career, it becomes apparent that The Kinks were the ultimate slacker band. Led by the Poet Laureate of Rock, my guest Sir Ray Davies, it certainly wasn't for lack of creative brilliance, but for a dearth of ambition.
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Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band- Nine Tonight

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's "Nine Tonight" really does feel like a close approximation of seeing the tireless veteran Detroit singer/songwriter and his band when they were one of America's top live acts. Bob Seger is my terrific guest here In the Studio.
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Don Henley- The End of the Innocence 35th Anniversary

With June 1989's "The End of the Innocence", we found out that Don Henley had a lot on his mind about life, love, and the American Experiment. Don Henley is my guest In the Studio on the album's 35th anniversary.
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John Mellencamp- Big Daddy 35th Anniversary

John Mellencamp interview "In the Studio" with Redbeard about 1989's "Big Daddy" to mark the platinum album's 35th anniversary..
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The Cars- Candy O 45th Anniversary- the late Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

The late Cars chief mechanic Ric Ocasek plus keyboardist Greg Hawkes tune up the story of 1979’s “Candy O” In the Studio on the album's 45th anniversary.
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Foreigner Live with the 21st Century Orchestra- Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen

It is only fitting that Mick Jones, the British ex-pat who founded Foreigner more than four decades ago, should be the last man standing of the original band  two decades into the twenty-first century. Here Mick is joined by current Foreigner lead singer Kelly Hansen.
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Paul McCartney- Flowers in the Dirt 35th Anniversary

Paul McCartney for "Flowers in the Dirt" 35th anniversary In the Studio with Redbeard !
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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- In Step 35th Anniversary

1989 album "In Step" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, just the mere facts are impressive. "In Step" was the Texas trio's fourth studio album, but their first after Vaughan's collapse and near death from substance abuse." In Step"  won a Grammy Award, one of six Vaughan amassed, while racking up the best sales of Vaughan's lauded career because of "The House is Rockin'","Crossfire", "Tightrope","Let Me Love You Baby", and the stunner "Riviera Paradise". Yet the significance of In Step   as a musical statement of intent cannot be told by mere sales or awards. It can only be assessed by the friends who knew Stevie Vaughan best (Eric Clapton), the musicians who inspired him first (Buddy Guy, the late Doyle Bramhall), the players who supported him before and after recovery(Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon), the musicians who in turn Vaughan inspired (Joe Bonamassa ), and the biographer who tried to capture his lightning in a bottle (author Joe Nick Patoski). They are all In Step here In the Studio.
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Echoes In the Studio 2024- In Memoriam

This Memorial Day weekend, we present our annual tribute to rockers now gone with "Echoes In the Studio", a fond farewell to some of those musicians we have lost, in their own words and, in some cases, through personal memoirs by other musician peers. In this part one of four, we salute Tina Turner, Jeff Beck, Meat Loaf, Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, Procol Harum's Gary Brookr and Keith Reid by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, and Stevie Nicks.