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Pink Floyd- A Momentary Lapse of Reason 35th- David Gilmour, Nick Mason

In the first half of the Eighties, Pink Floyd was M.I.A. for five long years,  conspicuous in their absence for instance at the largest one day gathering of rock royalty, Live Aid, in July 1985. It was not until the end of that year that Roger Waters' official departure from Pink Floyd was revealed to the other band members, and this bowling ball revelation left the group with the musical equivalent of the dreaded 7-10 split. David Gilmour spills the beans & spills his guts, & drummer Nick Mason analyzes the net effect, here In the Studio for "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" 35th anniversary.

Steely Dan- Aja 45th anniversary- Donald Fagen 9-19

And over the four and a half decades since its September 1977 release, time has done nothing to diminish Steely Dan's "Aja" impact and stature as one of the greatest albums of the last half of the 20th century. Donald Fagen is my guest along with my archival interview with the late guitarist/composer Walter Becker the week of 9/19.

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".

Pink Floyd- The Dogs of War- Atlanta 1987

When Pink Floyd performed "The Dogs of War" for the first time on the Momentary Lapse of Reason tour, the concert film that accompanied their live performance thirty-five years ago really was creepy, menacing, and totally memorable...here with Pink Floyd's in-concert performance in Atlanta in 1987.
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R.E.M.- Document 35th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck

"Document" was the mainstream breakthrough for R.E.M. in a five album stubbornly eclectic alternate route to the top of the US album sales chart in September 1987. Guitarist Peter Buck and singer Michael Stipe are my guests In the Studio for the "Document" 35th anniversary..

Creed- My Own Prison 25th anniversary

On "My Own Prison" 's twenty-fifth anniversary of "Torn","What's This Life For?", "One", and the title song, here is my charming conversation with Creed lead singer/ lyricist Scott Stapp, guitarist/songwriter Mark Tremonti, drummer Scott Phillips, and original bass guitarist Brian Marshall from December 1998.
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Rush- Signals 40th- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, the late Neil Peart

Rush "Signals" interview with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, the late Neil Peart In the Studio to mark the fortieth anniversary of release.

R.E.M.- These Days- Utrecht Holland 9-14-87

R.E.M.  packaged the September 1987 Utrecht Holland full concert as a bonus disc on the " Document"  anniversary deluxe edition. Here's a careening live version of "These Days" from those days.

Rush- New World Man- 1984

Rush "New Word Man" live 1984
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Aerosmith- Permanent Vacation 35th- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton join me In the Studio in this classic rock interview for the back story on "Permanent Vacation" 35th anniversary & "Magic Touch","Dude Looks Like a Lady","Rag Doll", and the #3 power ballad "Angel" which erased all doubts...to the tune of over 5,000,000 sold beginning in August 1987...