Rare classic rock interviews by Redbeard from the vast In the Studio archive

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Men At Work- Business as Usual 40th Anniversary*- Colin Hay

Men At Work managed to occupy the peak slot in America for 15 weeks. The songs "Who Can It Be Now?" and "Down Under" followed the Business As Usual debut album from Men At Work to #1 sales for all three in the U.S., something never before done by a rookie band, not even the Beatles.
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Faces- A Nod is as Good as a Wink 50th Anniversary- Rod Stewart, Ron Wood

Those first two Faces albums were critical faves but received scant U.S. airplay, but that all changed in a hurry in November 1971 with "A Nod is As Good As a Wink" containing the international hit "Stay With Me". Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, & archival comments from the late  Ian McLagan ( Ronnie Lane passed as well ) face the music In the Studio on the golden anniversary of their most popular album, "A Nod is as Good as a Wink" .

Cars- Shake It Up 40th anniversary- Greg Hawkes, the late Ric Ocasek

The Cars' "Shake It Up" was their first album to contain a Top Ten Billboard  hit in the title song, so 1981's "Shake It Up", with its peak at #9 on Billboard  album sales chart as well as #34 for the entire year, was seen by many  as a return to high performance by the Boston band. Keyboard player Greg Hawkes joins me In the Studio with archival interview by Cars bandleader the late Ric Ocasek on "Shake It Up" fortieth anniversary.

Robert Cray- Strong Persuader 35th Anniversary

the breakout album “Strong Persuader” by my guest In the Studio, Robert Cray.

Todd Rundgren- Best pt 2

In the period 1970-89 covered by this classic rock interview for his Best pt 2 with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Todd Rundgren, he made twenty-two albums in seventeen years either as a solo artist or the leader of the multi-threat Utopia.…

Pink Floyd- Meddle 50th- David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters

Judging by the sheer outsized volume of well-deserved attention heaped on Pink Floyd's 1973 game changer "Dark Side of the Moon", one could easily assume it was their first album, or at least the Cambridge, England quartet's first of any consequence. But on the golden anniversary of "Meddle", containing the embryonic epic "Echoes", my guests Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and co-founder with Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, unanimously maintain that "Meddle"  was their Apollo 8 musical mission which soon after allowed  Pink Floyd's lunar landing on the far side of rock history.
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20 Rock Hall Snubs

"20 Rock Hall Snubs" are twenty well-qualified and beloved bands and recording artists who we believe are all equally deserving of consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame, but who to date have been denied...

Lindsey Buckingham- Law and Order 40th anniversary

A brand new self-titled Lindsey Buckingham  album and tour coming on the fortieth anniversary of his very first solo album,"Law and Order", are just some of the reasons to share this  2006 deep dive conversation. For two days, Buckingham and I sat in a small windowless room serving as his confessional, his therapeutic safe space, and we did not leave until Lindsey told me his truth about playing the role of Vincent in the real-life Van Gogh soap opera that has been his life and musical career for nearly fifty years.

Van Morrison- Tupelo Honey 50th Anniversary

It is the golden anniversary of the timeless Van Morrison warm musical blanket, "Tupelo Honey" . This ultra-rare, fascinating interview with the reclusive "Howard Hughes of Rhythm 'n' Blues" is nothing short of a revelation...

Billy Idol- Don’t Stop 40th Anniversary

It's the fortieth anniversary of the all-important 1981 "Don't Stop"  EP by Billy Idol. In the last spasms of the London Punk Rock scene circa 1980, Generation X and their front man Billy Broad had the career arc of a bottle rocket, briefly filling English dance floors with the celebratory single "Dancing with Myself"and cover of "Mony Mony". But Punk Rock's purpose of being a disruptive force to reset all the tumblers of popular music was practically fulfilled by then, and had no second act, so Billy Idol needed a new start. Billy Idol is my guest In the Studio.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes- Better Days 30th

Southside Johnny Lyon visited my Q102/ Dallas radio show to discuss his tenth (!) album "Better Days", as well as the Jukes' 1976 "I Don't Want to Go Home" debut containing the Bruce Springsteen chestnut "The Fever"; 1977's "This Time It's for Real";   the essential 4.5 star "Hearts of Stone"  in 1978; the instant classic "It's Been a Long Time" featuring Johnny with producer/ songwriter/ running buddies  Steven Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen...

John Mellencamp- Whenever We Wanted 30th Anniversary

By the time John Mellencamp released October 1991's "Whenever We Wanted" , containing the hits "Get a Leg Up" and "Again Tonight", his record-making not only made him one of the Eighties' most popular singer/ songwriters, he had already influenced the sound of his peers...twice.

Loverboy- Get Lucky 40th Anniversary- Mike Reno, Paul Dean

So when their sophomore effort "Get Lucky"  came out in Fall 1981, these Canadian rockers Loverboy were the right band at the right time. North American rock radio was waiting in anticipation for"Working for the Weekend", along with "When It's Over", "Jump" co-written by fellow countryman Bryan Adams, "Gangs in the Street", and "Take Me to the Top". Lead singer Mike Reno and guitarist Paul Dean recall how nice guys don't finish last in this  In The Studio  classic rock interview.

Ozzy Osbourne- No More Tears 30th anniversary

Ten years prior to the release of "No More Tears" in September 1991, Ozzy Osbourne couldn't get arrested outside England. Particularly in America, the former singer for heavy metal godfathers Black Sabbath was perceived by US record label execs as damaged goods...Then for the whole of the Eighties, Ozzy was constantly in the press, but rarely was it for his music. Ozzy admits here that "No More Tears" was the first album he ever recorded sober, and the results were spectacular.

Triumph- Allied Forces 40th- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

If you've ever been in a band, you need to listen to this honest, heartwarming, hysterically funny interview with Triumph ... 1979 breakthrough "Just a Gam"e with the songs "Hold On" and "Lay It on the Line", plus the even bigger seller "Allied Forces" forty years ago with "Magic Power" and "Fight the Good Fight".