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Aerosmith- Last Child- Brussels 10-31-93

Originally found on Aerosmith Rocks  forty-five years ago, this little mid-tempo song was performed in concert on Halloween in Belgium in 1993. "Last Child" is proof that Aerosmith rocks in any language, on any continent, in any decade.
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AC/DC- High Voltage 45th Anniversary- Angus Young

AC/DC's lead guitarist Angus Young is my guest, with priceless memories from the In the Studio archive by the late AC/DC rhythm guitarist/ riffmaster Malcolm Young, on the forty-fifth anniversary of "High Voltage" .

Steve Miller- Fly Like an Eagle 45th Anniversary 5-10

Steve Miller joins me here In the Studio the week of May 10 for the interesting journey down the road less taken, along the way sharing stories behind the songs "Rock 'n' Me","Wild Mountain Honey","Take the Money and Run","Mercury Blues","Dance Dance Dance","Serenade",  "The Window", and that catchy hypnotic "Fly Like an Eagle" title song on the album's forty-fifth anniversary.

Aerosmith- Rocks 45th Anniversary- Joe, Steven, Tom, Brad, Joey 5-3

If "Toys in the Attic"  a year earlier had been the definitive mid-Seventies   American hard rock statement, then Aerosmith "Rocks" in May 1976  made it musically imperative with "Back in the Saddle", "Sick as a Dog", the clever sequel to "Toys..." with "Rats in the Cellar", and another infectious Steven Tyler/Joe Perry hit, "Last Child". The whole band weighs in on the  forty-fifth anniversary of this diamond-hard classic the week of May 3.
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Rush- 2112: Early Best 45th Anniversary- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

"2112"  by Rush was an amalgam of hard rock, progressive rock, science-fiction and Ayn Rand socio-economics right about the same time that The Ramones, The Dead Boys, and Ian Dury and the Blockheads were singing "Sex and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll". So things were about to get interesting in 1976. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush join me here In the Studio
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Led Zeppelin- Presence 45th Anniversary- Jimmy Page

Thus began a five year period when a series of tragedies befell Led Zeppelin even while they continued to record timeless hard rock such as "Achilles' Last Stand","Nobody's Fault but Mine", and "For Your Life" from Presence  which amaze even now almost half a century later. Jimmy Page blesses us with his Presence  and joins me here In the Studio   on the forty-fifth anniversary of "Presence" .
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Doobie Brothers- Takin’ It to the Streets 45th Anniversary- Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald

The fact that the Doobie Brothers reinvented themselves for their March 1976 album "Takin' It to the Streets"  is quite widely known, but the reasons for the musical shift, and the manner in which they made it work so successfully, is a fascinating back-story worthy of an HBO mini-series.. On the album's 45th anniversary, Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, & Michael McDonald are all here In the Studio to recall how it really went down.

Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees 45th Anniversary

It is the forty-fifth anniversary of Boz Scaggs "Silk Degrees" , one of the albums which musically defined America's bicentennial year in much the same way as "Frampton Comes Alive", "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Year of the Cat". More accurately this Boz Scaggs interview falls under "Ultra Rare", as the Dallas Texas native, long residing in the San Francisco Bay wine country, has led one of the more private lives in contemporary music.
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Heart- Dreamboat Annie 45th- Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson

"In the Studio" with Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart for the real rock fairy tale of "Dreamboat Annie" on its 45th anniversary.
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David Bowie- Station to Station 45th Anniversary

"The way you change Music is by changing the music," David Bowie told me, without any hint of irony whatsoever, as we discussed  1976's Station to Station. Songs include "Golden Years","Stay" ,"TVC 1-5" ( Bowie said that the unused tune for the Man...Earth soundtrack was about a girl and her relationship with her television),"Wild is the Wind" , and the title song, often cited by post-punk bands including The Cars, Talking Heads, and Gary Numan as a major influence.