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John Mellencamp- Get a Leg Up- garage 12-91

Before arenas and stadiums, even the most popular bands in history started in someone's garage, carport, or basement. Some of today's biggest Hall of Famers, such as John Mellencamp and his excellent band, still rehearse there, as I found out one snowy Christmas season in 1991. "Get a Leg Up" comes straight off the garage floor, no overdubs.

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band- Night Moves 45th Anniversary 10-4

the timeless "Night Moves" by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band in October 1976 vaulted FM rock radio over the AM dial Top 40 colossus that had totally dominated American listenership for a generation. Everybody's all-American Bob Seger is my guest here In the Studio  for the forty-fifth anniversary of the all-important "Night Moves"  the week of October 4.
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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.
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Boston- To Be a Man- Worcester 8-87

It had been such a "long time", almost seven years, since the band Boston had released a new album and toured that when Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, and Company returned to the concert stage headlining the 1987 Texxas Jam in front of 70,000 in the…
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Bryan Adams- Waking Up the Neighbours 30th Anniversary

Bryan Adams sold 16,000,000 copies worldwide of Waking Up the Neighbours since 1991, it starts to take up some real estate on the page. In this week's classic rock interview, diplomat's son Bryan reminds us that he had a passport before he had a guitar.

Police- Ghost in the Machine 40th- Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers 9-27

Stewart Copeland, band founder/ drummer, and guitarist Andy Summers are investigating the Police poltergeist "Ghost in the Machine" 40th anniversary here In the Studio the week of September 27.
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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.

Bryan Adams- Hey Honey I’m Packin’ You In- Vancouver 3-92

This is Bryan Adams and band live straight off the floor on "Hey Honey, I'm Packin' You In", no overdubs, during the In the Studio live North American broadcast from Vancouver's Little Mountain Studio in March 1992.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- One More From the Road 45th- Gary Rossington

In September 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Atlanta's venerable Fox Theater each needed a minor miracle. Performing over three hundred shows on 1975's notorious "Torture Tour" had original Lynyrd Skynyrd members dropping like flies. Forty-five years ago, three things were evident: America's hyped bicentennial was entering the history books even as the wrecking ball was heading for the Fox Theater; a live "best of" discounted price double album by Peter Frampton earlier that year was re-writing the record books; and Lynyrd Skynyrd was selling more concert tickets than copies of their diminished ranks studio album Gimme Back My Bullets . The band needed a stop-gap recording that could capture their lightning in a bottle live show, and the Fox Theater needed a lightning rod which could make saving it a cause celebre. Original co-founder guitarist Gary Rossington joins me here In the Studio for the tale behind "One More from the Road".

Huey Lewis and the News- Working for a Living- Hartford 1984

In late August 1984 Huey Lewis and the News thrilled an appreciative Hartford CT audience, accompanied by a Southern New England favorite, the Tower of Power horn section. As the concert was just before Labor Day weekend, Huey and boys were "workin' it" overtime on this tight performance of "Working for a Living".