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Van Halen- For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge 30th Anniversary- Eddie, Alex, Michael, Sammy

For the thirtieth anniversary of Van Halen " For Unlawful Carnal  Knowledge" , we present an ultra-rare "fly on the wall" listen to the biggest hard rock band in America in 1991. The late Eddie Van Halen, brother Alex, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar had the #1-selling album on the Billboard  chart containing "Poundcake","Judgment Day, "Runaround", "Right Now", and "Top of the World" when we had this lively conversation. This complete interview with all four members has never been heard, & it is now quite historic with the leaving of Sammy Hagar about five years later, & the passing of Eddie Van Halen in 2020.

Ozzy Osbourne Tribute to Randy Rhoads

All about Ozzy Osbourne's relationship with the late guitarist Randy Rhoads.
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Allman Brothers Band- Midnight Rider- LA 6-92

One last midnight ride for Gregg Allman, another sad farewell with the passing of ABB drummer Butch Trucks. Here is a rare 1992 unplugged version of "Midnight Rider".
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Pat Benatar- Precious Time 40th Anniversary

" It went platinum (1,000,000 sales ) in thirteen days," Pat Benatar states matter-of-factly while she and hubby/ musical director Neil Giraldo reminisce In the Studio about the explosive third album,"Precious Time", as it headed rapidly to the top-selling perch in America in Summer 1981...
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Steve Winwood- Back in the High Life 35th Anniversary

"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...

Foreigner 4- 40th Anniversary 7-4

Foreigner "4" at forty on the Fourth! Founder Mick Jones and original singer Lou Gramm join me In the Studio for the dramatic backstory behind "Nightlife","Juke Box Hero","Urgent", and the #1 "Waiting for a Girl Like You" on July 4.
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20 Rock Hall Snubs pt 1

"20 Rock Hall Snubs" are twenty well-qualified and beloved bands and recording artists who we believe are all equally deserving of consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame, but who to date have been denied...
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20 More Rock Hall Snubs

20 More Rock Hall Snubs

Tom Petty- Into the Great Wide Open 30th Anniversary 6-28

So here In the Studio  we are honored to share Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "Into the Great Wide Open" 30th anniversary the week of June 28 for the stories behind "Learning to Fly","The Dark of the Sun","All or Nothin' ","Out in the Cold", the knee knockin' "Makin' Some Noise", and "Into the Great Wide Open".

Steve Winwood – Why Can’t We Live Together?

Back in 1972 while working at my first radio station in Ohio, I got a lesson in soul music from Timmy Thomas and the single "Why Can't We Live Together?", and apparently an ocean away Steve Winwood, ex-Spencer Davis Group wunderkind, Traffic…