Tom Cochrane- Lunatic Fringe- Dallas 1992

From its release in 1979 on the Red Rider album As Far as Siam ,"Lunatic Fringe " was always a popular song on North American rock radio . However , in a post-9/11 world , Tom Cochrane's lyrics are now even more chilling . This performance in a Dallas Mexican restaurant- January 1989 . No stage , no P.A. , no monitors , just Corona beer & the radio feeding back . That's a lot of intense music just by two very talented guys .-Redbeard

Queen- News of the World 45th anniversary- Brian May 10-24

With arena-filling (soon to be stadium-sized) anthems "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", my guest Queen guitarist/composer Brian May reminds us that "News of the World" also contains "Spread Your Wings","Get Down, Make Love", and the under-appreciated mini-opera "It's Late" as well. Astrophysicist Dr. Brian May, PhD is my guest here In the Studio sharing Queen's "News of the World"  on its forty-fifth anniversary the week of October 24.

Pete Townshend- Who Came First 50th Anniversary

Was "Who Came First" a question or a declarative statement in October 1972? Pete Townshend joins me In the Studio for the answer on the golden anniversary of his first of many great solo albums, which we feature here.
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R.E.M.- Automatic for the People 30th- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

R.E.M. singer/lyricist Michael Stipe, multi-instrumentalist/singer Mike Mills, and guitarist/songwriter Peter Buck all convene with me here In the Studio marking the thirtieth anniversary of "Automatic for the People" by R.E.M., estimated to have sold 18,000,000 copies worldwide because of "Man on the Moon","Everybody Hurts", & "Drive".

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Street Survivors 45th- Gary Rossington 10-17

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist/songwriter Gary Rossington sets the table for the songs "What's Your Name","That Smell","I Know a Little","You Got That Right", and reveals what really happened on that fateful night flight "One More Time". Don't miss this date with rock history on the forty-fifth anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Street Survivors" October 17.

INXS- Kick 35th- Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence 10-10

Andrew Farriss is joined by multi-instrumentalist Kirk Pengilly here In the Studio to share the backstory behind "New Sensation", "Devil Inside","Never Tear Us Apart","Need You Tonight", and the stunning "Kick" title song. Also we share my interviews with the late INXS singer/lyricist Michael Hutchence on the thirty-fifth anniversary of the international blockbuster "Kick" the week of October 10.

R.E.M.- Strange Currencies- Milton Keynes 7-30-95

At England's massive Milton Keynes Bowl in late July 1995...Enjoy "Strange Currencies" by R.E.M.
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Billy Joel- The Stranger 45th anniversary

Billy Joel is certainly not "The Stranger" to spectacular popularity, or the record books documenting same. And it's not as if Billy Joel had not been a prolific recording singer/songwriter or an infrequent touring musician prior to his fifth album, "The Stranger", in Fall 1977. But strangely his album sales were in a decidedly negative trend after "Piano Man". "The Stranger" changed all that, permanently. Billy Joel joins me In the Studio on the album's 45th anniversary.

Peter Gabriel- Us 30th Anniversary

The various subjects on Peter Gabriel's "Us", like the deep funky grooves, are all killer and no filler, from the pleading divorced parent to his regressing child on "Come Talk to Me". the matter-of-fact demystification of personal therapy in "Digging in the Dirt", to the Biblical allusions in "Blood of Eden", inspired by Gabriel's study of capital punishment. My exclusive classic rock interview with Peter Gabriel in front of a small intimate audience was his first reveal of those songs in September 1992, plus "Love to Be Loved", "Steam", "Kiss That Frog", and "Secret World". Part one of two. 

J Geils Band- Full House 50th anniversary- Peter Wolf

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of their breakout live album "Full House",  it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party  hosted by lead singer Peter Wolf In the Studio.