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Pink Floyd- The Wall 40th pt 2- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason 12-2

The conclusion of my exclusive interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason to mark the fortieth anniversary of Pink Floyd's epic The Wall   happens the week of December 2 here In the Studio. - Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio…

Pink Floyd The Wall 40th Anniversary pt1- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason 11-25

On its fortieth anniversary of release, we explore Pink Floyd's The Wall   with its chief architect Roger Waters, project manager David Gilmour, and foundation-laying Nick Mason in part one the week of November 25. -Redbeard [jwplayer config="Audio…

ZZ Top- Deguello 40th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

It is ironic that one of the least popular albums in the ZZ Top catalog, Tejas,  nevertheless came out during the legendary "Worldwide Texas Tour "1976-77 tour, which resembled not  so much a rock concert tour as a Lone Star version of Noah's…
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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 40th pt 2- Lindsey, Stevie, Mick Fleetwood

The conclusion of In the Studio's in-depth exploration of the Tusk   saga has some of the most frank, illuminating revelations about love, ambition, artistic integrity vs the pressures of commerce, youth, regret and, yes, music you will ever…
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Fleetwood Mac- Tusk 40th Anniversary pt 1- 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.
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Cheap Trick- Dream Police 40th Anniversary- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

You may know the basic facts of Cheap Trick's live 1979 album At Budokan   which effectively started the Rockford quartet on a long road which  now travels through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but unless you actually lived through it, there…

Pat Benatar- In the Heat of the Night 40th Anniversary

The first time I interviewed Pat Benatar  for her 1979 debut In the Heat of the Night  plus the breakthrough second album Crimes of Passion,   she was very wary of me and visibly uncomfortable. It didn't take long to understand why: Rolling…

Cheap Trick- Need Your Love- Passaic NJ 12/78

Cheap Trick actually delayed their studio follow-up to the brilliant 1978 third album Heaven Tonight , not because of a lack of strong songs  written, but because their fluke live in-Japan- only release At Budokan  virtually blew up over…