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Cheap Trick- Essential pt1- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

On a maximum scale of five stars, the 1977 debut by Cheap Trick  receives AllMusic.com's highest rating, and the even more melodic, better sounding  sophomore effort "In Color" in the same year earns 4 1/2 stars. Then Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, and Bun E. Carlos wrote and recorded the  masterpiece "Heaven Tonight" in May 1978, yet again scoring a critics' perfect five star rating. So in hindsight it would appear that recording the Rockford IL quartet's set while performing the strongest material from these three killer studio albums, in front of an adoring audience in one of the world's premiere venues, would be as obvious as a sumo wrestler in your shower stall.
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Van Halen II- Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, the late Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen has passed away from cancer, only 65. Cancer kills and smoking causes it.
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Pat Benatar- Crimes of Passion 40th- Neil Giraldo

Pat Benatar In the Studio for her multi-million seller second album forty years ago, “Crimes of Passion”.

Judas Priest- British Steel- Rob Halford

Judas Priest's "British Steel" 40th anniversary, & Rob Halford is In the Studio with Redbeard

Todd Rundgren- Road to Utopia/ Caravan- Boston 11-79

Todd Rundgren live "Road to Utopia/Caravan" Boston 11/79

ZZ Top- Deguello- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard In the Studio for “Deguello”
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The Police- Regatta de Blanc 40th Anniversary- Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers

"Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart..."- "Message in a Bottle", 1979 (Sting) "Outlandos d'Amour  has a certain grotesque, naïve charm about it," Sting offers in this interview about the second album by The Police,…

The Police- Walking on the Moon- Boston 1979

Here is a rare early performance by The Police of "Walking on the Moon" in a Boston club 1979 just after the release of their second album, Regatta de Blanc . -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio Player" file="https://its-live.s3.amazonaws.com/POLICE-Boston+1979/LIVE-police-walking-on-the-moon.mp3"…
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Fleetwood Mac- Tusk pt2- Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood

Fleetwood Mac “Tusk” interview with Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, pt two
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Fleetwood Mac- Tusk- Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Imagine an entire season of the tv "reality series" show Survivor if it had been filmed in a locked down recording studio instead of a remote island, and with guitars instead of spears, and you have the story of Fleetwood Mac's 1979 double opus "Tusk".