It happened to Elton John, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Sting, and most recently U2: US radio and music video outlets overplaying the hits by these most popular musicians, in the programmers’ misguided attempts at gaining a bigger audience. But the unfortunate by-product is that these listeners/viewers burn out on the saturation repetition to the peril of the musicians, and the predictable backlash unfortunately is misdirected at the musicians, who had no control over how their songs were appropriated. No one on the planet knows this better now than my guest Phil Collins on the 40th anniversary of his second solo album,”Hello I Must Be Going.”.
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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.
On the eve of their first North American concert tour in decades, Genesis triumvirate Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins reconvened here In the Studio to reprise the world premiere broadcast which I hosted and produced with them in November 1991 for “We Can’t Dance” .
We had never met anyone in rock music quite like The Pretenders bandleader Chrissie Hynde, and honestly in the forty years since, I still haven’t…I have Ms. Hynde here to speak for herself In the Studio about The Pretenders/ Pretenders II, one of rock’s most important one-two Post-punk punches.
Sales of Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like an Eagle”, which includes “Rock ‘n Me”,”Take the Money and Run”,”Wild Mountain Honey”,”Serenade”,”Mercury Blues”, and the title song have exceeded five million copies of Rolling Stone magazine’s Album of the Year 1976, plus a berth on that mag’s 500 Greatest Albums All Time list.
Proving to the whole world that day to be anything other than “Helpless”, Neil Young and a cast of a hundred thousand in Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium joined a similar group in London’s Wembley Stadium via satellite, and an estimated 1.4 billion viewing and listening worldwide, to raise money and awareness for starving residents of Ethiopia, Sudan, and sub-Saharan Africa on July 13, 1985 for Live Aid 35th anniversary.
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The conclusion of the A&M Records 50th anniversary with interviews and music from the Eighties and Nineties, including Bryan Adams and Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell. Part 3 of 3