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Aerosmith- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton

This classic rock rock interview is such a treat because you hear Aerosmith founders Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, and Tom Hamilton In the Studio recalling days at Lake Sunapee NH fifty years ago before recording their 1973 debut.

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INXS- Listen Like Thieves- Andrew & Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

It was their third album,”Shabooh Shoobah”, where INXS finally made the leap to America and the UK late in 1982 with “The One Thing”and “Don’t Change”. For the story of INXS’ formative years, the band’s keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there,  in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood,  the mercurial snake-hipped Michael Hutchence;

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The Pretenders- Pretenders II- Chrissie Hynde

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.

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Allman Brothers Band- Live Fillmore East-the late Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts

The original Allman Brothers Band had to be seen and heard live to be fully appreciated, and in 1971 the band headlined four shows over two nights on March 13-14 at the Fillmore East that were recorded. My guests remember it well: one of two original guitarists, Dickey Betts, & the late great Gregg Allman.

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Steve Winwood- Back in the High Life

“Higher Love”, the #1 seller and winner of both the “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year” Grammys for 1986, isn’t about doing it in the top bunk. It’s about love on a spiritual plane, not an airplane. By his mid-twenties, Steve Winwood already may have  been on a hall of fame career pace, singing and playing hits as a mere teenager with the Spencer Davis Group (“Gimme Some Lovin’ “,” I’m a Man”), Traffic, and Blind Faith. Yet Winwood told me in this  classic rock interview about 1986’s “Back in the High Life”  that a 1972 bout with peritonitis almost killed him…

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Aerosmith- Rocks- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer

Aerosmith “Rocks”. It was a declarative statement in Spring 1976 with no equivocation. If “Toys in the Attic” a year earlier had been the definitive mid-Seventies  American hard rock statement, then Aerosmith “Rocks” made it musically imperative with “Back in the Saddle”, “Sick as a Dog”, the clever sequel to “Toys…” with “Rats in the Cellar”, and another infectious Steven Tyler/Brad Whitford hit, “Last Child”. 

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Billy Squier- Don’t Say No

My guest Billy Squier’s 1981 second solo album “Don’t Say No” sold over three million copies because of songs “In the Dark” , “My Kinda Lover” , “Lonely Is the Night”, & the big hit ” The Stroke”.

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Peter Frampton- Frampton Forgets the Words

When Peter Frampton announced in 2019 that his diagnosis with a progressive neuromuscular disease would necessitate his final goodbye tour then, no one was more concerned than me. But as you will hear in this new interview about Peter Frampton’s new album, “Frampton Forgets the Words” , he has miraculously found inspiration in making every day be as meaningful, productive, and rewarding as possible.

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Neil Young- Helpless- Live Aid Philadelphia 7-13-85

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.