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

Led Zeppelin-Presence,In Through the Out Door,Coda- Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page, the mastermind behind the Led Zeppelin legacy, returns In the Studio  once more to complete the deluxe reissue series with the last two studio albums, "Presence"   and the timeless "In Through the Out Door"...

Styx-Box set pt 2- Tommy Shaw, James "JY" Young, Dennis DeYoung

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HEART- Heart (1985)- Nancy Wilson, Ann Wilson

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Queen-The Game- Brian May, Roger Taylor

By the Summer 1980 release of "The Game", "There was a time there, about three seconds, when we were the biggest band in the world", chuckles Queen guitarist/ songwriter Brian May...
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Grateful Dead- Best pt1- Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh

"We were just trying to make it from note to note," declares Grateful Dead singer/ songwriter/ guitarist Bob Weir when I asked if there was any way he and the others in The Warlocks in 1965 could have imagined the 50th anniversary mania surrounding…

Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms-Mark Knopfler

More than thirty years after "Money for Nothing" became the number one song in the US in September 1985, possibly the most remarkable observation I can make about Dire Straits' album Brothers in Arms   is how thoroughly enjoyable it remains today...

Aerosmith- Toys in the Attic- Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer

We dust off Toys in the Attic, the breakthrough third album for Aerosmith in  Spring 1975. Toys in the Attic was the foothold  to climbing the sales charts on their way to becoming America's most popular and influential hard rock band. Containing…

Eric Clapton- Forever Man pt 2

This portion of my in-depth interview with Eric Clapton is  gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, yet ultimately life affirming. It finds the acclaimed musician successfully in recovery after more than twenty years of substance abuse, experiencing…

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble pt 1

Far be it for me to attempt to explain how we here in Texas felt about Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - their world-wide success; his redemption from profound life-threatening drug and alcohol addiction; then his devastating loss at age…

Bad Company-Straight Shooter-Paul Rodgers,Mick Ralphs,Simon Kirke

The year 1974 must have seemed quite a whirlwind for Brit blues-rockers Bad Company. As former members of Free, singer/ songwriter Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, along with guitarist/ songwriter Mick Ralphs ex-Mott the Hoople, and bass…

Billy Joel- Glass Houses

Billy Joel took a big risk in March 1980 by following blockbusters The Stranger   and 52nd Street   with the surprisingly stripped down garage rock arrangements of Glass Houses.  But lest you get the wrong idea, it was the approach by Billy…

Genesis- R-Kive pt 2- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

We were not even ninety days into the new Eighties decade when Genesis, now a trio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, released their Duke  album. Though the veteran progressive rockers' tenth (!) studio album, it contained…

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Essential pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

( Find part one here ) Even as the band traveled abroad to London for the first time on the infamous 1975 "Torture Tour", Lynyrd Skynyrd  guitarist Gary Rossington explains in this week's classic rock interview that lead singer/ lyricist Ronnie…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential pt1- Gary Rossington

One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity to this day. My guests guitarists Gary Rossington and the late Ed King, the late guitarist Allen Collins, keyboard player…

Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti pt 2- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page

"Traveling the world was now a constant thing...The whole thing was becoming a creative process", Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page said recently at a press conference marking the fortieth anniversary deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti . By the time…