It always seemed that the Van Halen 1980 third album, “Women and Children First” , suffered from “middle child syndrome”. David Lee Roth, bass player/ harmony singer Michael Anthony, drummer Alex Van Halen, and fretmeister Eddie Van Halen remind us of a time four decades ago when Van Halen was establishing itself as America’s premiere hard rock band with songs “And the Cradle Will Rock” and “Everybody Wants Some!”.
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It was fifty years ago that US audiences were introduced through a Paul McCartney song,”Come and Get It”, to a little-known English band The Iveys, soon to be rechristened Badfinger and to become second only to The Beatles in sales on the Apple Records label.
The Cars’ co-founder singer/songwriter the late Ric Ocasek goes under the hood with keyboard player Greg Hawkes for their 1978 debut.
He may have missed the cut on the Rock Hall inductions, but thirty years ago this week In the Studio put forth Todd Rundgren’s nomination loud and clear by spotlighting him and his Spring 1972 double solo masterpiece” Something/ Anything?” in this interview as our episode #48.
Biographer and reissue producer John McDermott is featured along with one of the last interviews with dear sweet Experience drummer John “Mitch” Mitchell in the first of our two-part In the Studio special on “Electric Ladyland” by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Joe Bonamassa may mine a musical vein stretching way back into the field hollers of 19th century African slaves picking cotton, but his social media promo machine is pure 21st century. Here is Joe Bonamassa In the Studio. Just in case you have not been paying attention since the beginning of the twenty-first century- like […]
“Can’t Buy a Thrill” in November 1972 from Steely Dan this first varied assortment of smart pop from the songwriters Donald Fagen and Walter Becker sounds the least like any Steely Dan album which would follow.
Two purveyors of progressive pop, rock, and jazz in Steely Dan, singer/piano player Fagen and the late guitarist Walter Becker, discuss “Aja” with Redbeard In the Studio.
Def Leppard are first-ballot inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!