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

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Bon Jovi- New Jersey 30th Anniversary- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

In September 1988 it took a musical effort the size of New Jersey   to successfully follow up the phenomenon of Bon Jovi's spectacular Slippery When Wet   two years earlier, and the Garden State greats were more than up to the challenge, conjuring…
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Styx- Pieces of Eight 40th Anniversary- Tommy Shaw, James"JY" Young

Back when deejays on FM rock stations still chose the songs that you heard on the radio, before pre-scheduled computerized playlists, it wass not possible to accurately quantify exactly how many times a particular song or album was getting airplay…
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Pronounced 45th Anniversary- Gary Rossington, the late Ed King

Standing outside the Dallas hotel in September 1987 beside the giant gleaming Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour  bus, even the drone of the idling diesel engine could not drown out the echoes in my mind of the final notes of the final show which…
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Boston- Don't Look Back 40th anniversary- Tom Scholz

Forty years ago, the sweltering Summer 1978, the band Boston was a major player in a drama playing out in Memphis TN. The band's debut Boston   two years earlier had by August  sold seven million copies on its way to becoming the top selling…
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Foreigner- Double Vision 40th Anniversary- Mick Jones

One of the most endearing things about Foreigner founder and beating heart to this day, Mick Jones, is that he has never been coy or clever in trying to hide his inspirations or aspirations for the band. Case in point is the song "Blue Morning,…
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ZZ TOP- Tres Hombres 45th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

The late legendary ZZ Top manager and producer Bill Ham was an old-school former independent record promoter from Houston that could smell a hit from a thousand miles away - but he  didn't hear the band's first and certainly most important…
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Kinks- One for the Road- Sir Ray Davies

"When we're on stage is the only time when it's not serious," muses Kinks kingpin Ray Davies, the seminal band's lead singer and masterful songwriter. "There's so much recording nowadays that's got to be so high tech and so intense. (Recording…
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The Police- Synchronicity 35th Anniversary- Sting, Stewart Copeland

You could debate whether the first four  albums by the Anglo-American band The Police, starting with 1978's Outlandos d'Amour,  the UK breakthrough Regatta de Blanc,  their 1980 worldwide hit Zenyatta Mondatta,  and Ghost in the Machine …
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Rolling Stones- Some Girls 40th Anniversary- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood

In the Studio writer/ producer alumnus Joe Rhodes pointed out to me once that, in spite of the reams of rock commentary written about the Rolling Stones over the past forty years since the June 1978 release of the Some Girls   album, precious…
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Jethro Tull- 50th Anniversary pt 2- Ian Anderson

The first decade of Jethro Tull's half century which we explored here last week, occupying that musical territory only big enough for itself, where ancient-sounding heath-covered acoustic numbers combined with sprawling progressive rock, fitting…
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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 nearly two decades into the twenty-first century. With the myriad of changes in both…
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Joe Walsh- The Smoker You Drink/ But Seriously Folks

Joe Walsh busts out of Cleveland-based The James Gang and heads west, making rock history along the Rocky Mountain way.

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band- Stranger in Town

While not completely copping to the charge by the late music writer Timothy White that the previously unknown success of Bob Seger's 1976 album Night Moves   was giving Bob "platinum paranoia"on the followup Stranger in Town, Seger did admit…
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David Bowie- Let's Dance 35th Anniversary

New York City residents go to great lengths of time and expense to avoid, or at least mitigate, standing in line for the basics of living in one of the most densely populated cities in the world. That knowledge only serves to underscore the…
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Dire Straits- Rock Hall of Fame Best, pt 2- Mark Knopfler

When the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits became a worldwide hit in Summer 1985, the album Brothers in Arms  from which it came won a Grammy Award for best recorded sound, while the song won another for Best Rock Song that year. However,…