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Win Rob Halford “Confess: the Autobiography”

North American rockers register before midnight ET September 27 for the drawing to win one of three copies of Rob Halford "Confess: the Autobiography" from Hatchette Books.
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse- Ragged Glory 30th Anniversary

Last Fall 2019 when I made what felt like a pilgrimmage to a suburban Dallas movie theater with very dear friends to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse's film of making their latest album, "Colorado" , I could not resist the comparisons to "Ragged Glory" three decades earlier.

Ozzy Osbourne- Iron Man medley- Memphis 4-28-82

Here's a live medley of "Iron Man" and "Children of the Grave" by Ozzy Osbourne April 28, 1982 at Memphis Mid-South Coliseum, one of the first shows after the accidental death of Ozzy's guitarist Randy Rhoads
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Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here 45th- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

"You try following up Dark Side of the Moon.  Go on, just try it!" playfully admonishes Pink Floyd guitarist/ singer David Gilmour."We've been trying to do it ever since!", laughs drummer Nick Mason. Gilmour and Mason are my guests, Roger Waters makes a cameo, and we include archive comments from the late keyboard player Richard Wright to round out the definitive classic rock interview regarding Wish You Were Here  on its forty-fifth anniversary.

Police- Zenyatta Mondatta 40th- Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Sting 9-28

With "Zenyatta Mondatta" the third album by The Police the title may have been nonsensical but everyone now understood the talent of Sting's songwriting and unique vocal styling, and Stewart Copeland and Andy Summer's  quirky rock/ reggae amalgam in "Don't Stand So Close to Me","When the World is Running Down", "Driven to Tears", and "De Doo Do Do,De Da Da Da". Stewart, Andy, and Sting are my guests for Zenyatta Mondatta 's fortieth anniversary here In the Studio  the week of September 28

Ozzy Osbourne- Blizzard of Ozz 40th Anniversary 9-21

Few people today realize that rock superstar and Father of Heavy Metal Ozzy Osbourne was considered damaged goods after being fired from Black Sabbath. The story Ozzy tells here In the Studio  on the fortieth anniversary of his first solo album, The Blizzard of Ozz , is half harrowing, half hysterically funny...but all true.

Jethro Tull- Minstrel in the Gallery 45th Anniversary- Ian Anderson

"Light and shade," Jimmy Page once told me, speaking to the secret of Led Zeppelin's universal popularity, and never was that combination more on display than on the title song to Jethro Tull's September 1975 "Minstrel in the Gallery". 
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Queensryche- Empire 30th Anniversary- Geoff Tate, Chris DeGarmo

Queensryche co-founder/ composer/ guitarist Chris DeGarmo and former singer/ songwriter Geoff Tate may be gone now ( the former pilots corporate jets, the latter heads the band Operation Mindcrime ), but they tell the story of the blockbuster four million-seller Empire and the amazing songs “Best I Can”, “Jet City Woman”,”Della Brown”,” Resistance”,”Hand on Heart”, even a live performance from London’s Hammersmith Odeon just weeks after Empire’s 1990 release.

Paul McCartney- “1985”- Chicago 2015

Paul McCartney performed one of my favorite setlists in a particularly spirited Lollapalooza appearance in Chicago Summer 2015, digging into the Wings catalog for this version of "Nineteen Eighty-Five".

Queensryche- Best I Can- Hammersmith Odeon London 11-15-90

In November 1990 Queensryche planted the flag of smartly conceived and played all-American rock in the heart of the British Empire, London's venerable Hammersmith Odeon theater. This live performance of "Best I Can" is completely live, no overdubs.