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

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Alice Cooper- Love It to Death-Killer

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Heart- Dreamboat Annie- Ann & Nancy Wilson

If there is a real-life Cinderella story in rock , this is it.Talk about "indie credibility"?These ladies wrote the book . When Heart's 1976 debut Dreamboat Annie was released in Spring 1976 on tiny Canadian label Mushroom Records, it was simply because not one major U.S.label was interested...(more)

Rush Basks in Limelight of "Moving Pictures"- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart

Top Three seller on Billboard's album chart, with ditto in the UK... combining for just shy of 5,000,000 copies sold in America alone. Regardless of those admittedly impressive numbers surrounding Rush's eighth studio album Moving Pictures,…

Phil Collins- Face Value

The club of rock singing drummers of which Phil Collins is paramount is particularly exclusive, no doubt because it is reportedly one of the hardest things to do musically. There is Rare Earth's Peter Hoorelbeke, and fellow Detroit singing drummer…

Black Sabbath-Paranoid-Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath has performed their final show.This band has said goodbye more often than the Von Trapp Family Singers.

Styx Screens Fading American Dreams at Paradise Theater

Over the course of years interviewing the various members of Styx it became apparent that, even while ascending to one of America's most popular bands and selling millions of copies of four consecutive albums between 1977 and 1982, a struggle…
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Peter Frampton "Comes Alive" 40th Anniversary

Peter Frampton's double concert album Frampton Comes Alive  released in January 1976 was so phenomenally successful, and his resultant fame so widespread, that it is hard to remember a time when he wasn't a household name. I remember clearly…
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Rush 1985 Model Fully Loaded with Power Windows- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Somehow Toronto's Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush have managed to maintain non-controversial low profiles, both individually and collectively, for the entire length of a prodigious forty-five year career ( which is no minor feat) while simultaneously…

Van Morrison- Warner Bros Years

Whoever first coined the term "blue eyed soul" to describe the Righteous Brothers, it is a safe bet that the phrase was next used to describe the Belfast singer/songwriter Van Morrison. Practically it is impossible to explain the width and depth…
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Beatles #1 Songs pt two-Paul McCartney

Part two of the Beatles 1+ sellers including "Lady Madonna","Hey Jude","Get Back","Something","Come Together","Let It Be", and "The Long and Winding Road". Paul McCartney hosts part two, and additional comments from my interviews with the late…
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Beatles #1+ pt one-Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney retraces the Beatles with Redbeard from Liverpool to the stage of the Ed Sullivan Show fifty years ago, writing music history with every #1 song including "Love Me Do","She Loves You","I Want to Hold Your Hand","Can't Buy Me Love","Hard…

Police-Zenyatta Mondatta-Sting,Andy Summers,Stewart Copeland

On their first U.S.tour in early 1979 the three members of The Police, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, & Sting arrived for their first interview at my Memphis radio studio... in a station wagon. Barely 15 months later they returned to take…
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Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

Roger Waters has a completely different recollection than the other three of the 1975 recording sessions for Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here...

Band-The Band Best pt 2-Robbie Robertson

There is ample evidence in this conclusion of our two-part In the Studio  rockumentary on The Band as to why Robbie Robertson has always been one of my favorite musicians with whom to converse. A great storyteller gifted with rich language…

Fleetwood Mac "White Album"-Stevie Nicks,Lindsey Buckingham,Mick Fleetwood

Truth be told, I was not eager to hear Fleetwood Mac's new album that July 11 of 1975. Don't get me wrong, I was a big fan beginning with their 1972 album Bare Trees , and had played it on the radio along with subsequent Fleetwood Mac albums…