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AC/DC- Back in Black 40th- Angus Young, Brian Johnson

Notably, like AC/DC "Back in Black"  forty years ago, several of the best-selling hard rock albums in history also have been made under the most dire of circumstances amidst tremendous tragedy and loss:
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Southern Rock Giant Charlie Daniels Dies, 83

Southern Rock giant Charlie Daniels has died at age 83.
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HEART- Heart 35th Anniversary- Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson

Two of my all-time faves remain the cinderella story beginnings of Heart in 1976 with "Dreamboat Annie"  and the "comeback" album almost a decade later, "Heart" . This hit machine in 1985  reinvented Heart for the MTV Eighties with "If Looks Could Kill","What About Love","Never","These Dreams", and "Nothing at All". Wow. Nancy Wilson and singing sistuh Ann Wilson join me here In the Studio  on the thirty-fifth anniversary of "Heart" ('85).
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Fleetwood Mac- Fleetwood Mac 45th- Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood

Fleetwood Mac “Fleetwood Mac” in July 1975 sold over twenty times more than any previous Fleetwood Mac album. Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Mick Fleetwood are In the Studio.
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Queen- The Game 40th Anniversary- Brian May, Roger Taylor

It was The Game that crowned Queen #1 worldwide, precisely because of the balance of hits "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Another One Bites the Dust", "Play the Game" with the blistering "Dragon Attack", "Rock It", and "Sail Away Sweet Sister". Brian May and Roger Taylor are suited up to play The Game  here In the Studio  for its fortieth anniversary.

Fathers Day with Rod Stewart

Fathers Day is a big one for Rod Stewart.
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Kinks- One for the Road 40th Anniversary- Ray Davies

"I'm probably the worst musician in the band," admits Ray Davies of The Kinks In the Studio. "They're very good players, and this record One for the Road  shows them off as players as well."
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Eagles- One of These Nights 45th Anniversary- Randy Meisner, the late Glenn Frey

Driving halfway across America  not long after the June 1975 release of "One of These Nights"  by The Eagles is when I truly realized just how massively popular this band had become. Original Eagles singer/ bass player Randy Meisner and the late Eagles co-founder singer/ guitarist Glenn Frey joined me here In the Studio in a classic rock interview that is precious now on the forty-fifth anniversary of the album which single-handedly took country and western music from the bunkhouse to Broadway.
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More Heavy Metal History- Black Sabbath, Metallica, Scorpions, Queensryche

The godfathers of hard rock Ozzy Osbourne, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, Klaus Meine from Scorpions, David Coverdale from Deep Purple and Whitesnake, and Queensryche co-founders Geoff Tate and Chris Degarmo rip through some seminal hard rock including the late Ronnie James Dio fronting Black Sabbath all "In the Studio" for Heavy Metal History