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Bad Company- Bad Company 50th- Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke

"Bad Company" was one of the most successful debuts in rock history fifty years ago because of "Can't Get Enough","Rock Steady","Movin' On","Ready for Love", "Seagull", and the title song. Here is the real story from Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, and Mick Ralphs In the Studio with Redbeard.

Bad Company- Can’t Get Enough- Dallas/Ft Worth 7-10-13

One of the bands which defined arena rock in the Seventies ironically never released a live album until the 21st century, but this sizzling performance of "Can't Get Enough" from the In the Studio archives is better than anything anywhere, and it is totally live, no overdubs!
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Lynyrd Skynyrd- Second Helping 50th- Gary Rossington, Ed King, Leon Wilkeson

The late Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd "In the Studio" for a Southern-fried golden anniversary serving of "Second Helping". My archival interviews with Ed King and Leon Wilkeson final radio interview, as well.
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Eagles- On the Border 50th- the late Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner

It's the golden anniversary of The Eagles' third release, "On the Border". Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey was exceedingly proud of their second album, 1973's "Desperado". Purely in popularity and chart stats, that sophomore record had the lowest glide path of any Eagles effort, yet in this exclusive In the Studio interview Frey and original Eagles bass player/ singer/ songwriter Randy Meisner make a detailed case for why, on its golden anniversary, "Desperado" may be the most formative flight of all.

Aerosmith- Get Your Wings @50- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Brad Whitford

Classic rock interview with Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton for Aerosmith “Get Your Wings” on its golden anniversary.
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Steely Dan- Pretzel Logic 50th- Donald Fagen, the late Walter Becker

The third Steely Dan album,"Pretzel Logic" in February 1974, has always served as a distinct demarcation line in the evolution of the eclectic band led by my guests, songwriting duo Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. "Pretzel Logic" by Steely Dan is significant because it contained the #4 Billboard hit, "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", with the album Top Ten in sales as well. Rolling Stone magazine ranks "Pretzel Logic" at #386 on their Top 500 Albums of All Time.

Little Feat- Dixie Chicken- Bill Payne, the late Paul Barrere

If only the world's most acclaimed rock musicians voted for election into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Little Feat would have been inducted on the first ballot years ago. The list of famous Little Feat fans included the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Palmer, and Robert Plant just for starters. But for most of the Seventies, they didn't sell many albums...

Little Feat- On Your Way Down- 1974

Here is a live performance from the holy grail recording in 1974 at Ultrasonic Studios of Lowell George leading the second band line-up through "On Your Way Down".

Edgar Winter Group- They Only Come Out at Night

the Edgar Winter Group's "They Only Come Out at Night". Edgar shares songs including "Tobacco Road","Keep Playing That Rock'n'Roll",; "Dying to Live"; "Easy Street" from 1974's "Shock Treatment";  and three hits from "They Only Come Out at Night",  "Free Ride","Hangin' Around", and the #1 song in 1973, "Frankenstein". The late Ronnie Montrose also is interviewed.

Jackson Browne- 50th anniversary

This interview with Jackson Browne features highlights"Doctor My Eyes","Jamaica Say You Will", and "Rock Me on the Water" from his January 1972 debut; "Late for the Sky" 's  title song as well as "Fountain of Sorrow" from 1974; his commercial breakthrough and multi-million seller "The Pretender" in November 1976 with "Here Come Those Tears Again" and the timeless title song; and a 2010 live acoustic version of the 1977  Jackson Browne mega-hit "Running on Empty".