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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…

Dire Straits- Communique- Mark Knopfler

Dire Straits under-rated second release “Communique” with Mark Knopfler

AC/DC- Shot Down in Flames- Paris 1979

As we approach the fortieth anniversary of AC/DC's worldwide breakthrough album Highway to Hell  , here is another white-hot live performance from the original Aussie outfit fronted by the inimitable Bon Scott ripping through "Shot Down in…
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Kinks- Low Budget 40th Anniversary- Sir Ray Davies

Sir Ray Davies talks about The Kinks' 1979 best-selling album "Low Budget".
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The Cars- Candy O 40th Anniversary- the late Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

By the July 4th 1979 holiday, a scant fourteen months after The Cars' debut album had surprised all but a handful of early adopters around their Boston assembly line, all eyes and ears were trained upon the quintet's next model, Candy O.  The…

AC/DC- Highway to Hell- Paris 1979

So many rock fans did not discover the original AC/DC lineup until their fifth album, Highway to Hell in Summer 1979, and therefore never got to see them fronted by lead singer/ lyricist Bon Scott who died barely seven months later. As we…

Triumph- Just a Game- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, and Gil Moore join Redbeard "In the Studio" for Triumph's 1979 breakthrough album "Just a Game".

Bad Company- Rock and Roll Fantasy- Dallas 7-10-13

Bad Company rips through "Rock and Roll Fantasy" in concert July 10, 2013 in Dallas/ Ft. Worth Verizon Theater.
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Van Halen II- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth

For Van Halen "II", Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, plus Michael Anthony In The Studio.
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Cheap Trick- Live at Budokan- Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander

Cheap Trick live "At Budokan"   has just been added to the Library of Congress National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Hear the story In the Studio from Cheap Trick's Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen.