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Police- Zenyatta Mondatta 40th- Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, Sting 9-28

With "Zenyatta Mondatta" the third album by The Police the title may have been nonsensical but everyone now understood the talent of Sting's songwriting and unique vocal styling, and Stewart Copeland and Andy Summer's  quirky rock/ reggae amalgam in "Don't Stand So Close to Me","When the World is Running Down", "Driven to Tears", and "De Doo Do Do,De Da Da Da". Stewart, Andy, and Sting are my guests for Zenyatta Mondatta 's fortieth anniversary here In the Studio  the week of September 28

Rossington Collins Band- Anytime, Any Place, Anywhere 40th- Gary Rossington, Dale Krantz Rossington,the late Allen Collins

The World Premiere radio special in July 1980 for the Lynyrd Skynyrd survivors' highly-anticipated ( and highly emotional ) return as the Rossington Collins Band on "Anytime, Any Place, Anywhere". 
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Kinks- One for the Road 40th Anniversary- Ray Davies

"I'm probably the worst musician in the band," admits Ray Davies of The Kinks In the Studio. "They're very good players, and this record One for the Road  shows them off as players as well."

Judas Priest- British Steel- Rob Halford

Judas Priest's "British Steel" 40th anniversary, & Rob Halford is In the Studio with Redbeard
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Genesis- Duke 40th Anniversary- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

We were not even ninety days into the new Eighties decade when Genesis, now a trio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, released "Duke". Though already the veteran progressive rockers' tenth (!) studio album, it contained their first Top 15 US hits, "Misunderstanding" and "Turn It On Again".

Van Halen- Women and Children First 40th- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth

It always seemed that the Van Halen 1980 third album, "Women and Children First" , suffered from "middle child syndrome". David Lee Roth, bass player/ harmony singer Michael Anthony, drummer Alex Van Halen, and fretmeister Eddie Van Halen remind us of a time four decades ago when Van Halen was establishing itself as America's premiere hard rock band with songs "And the Cradle Will Rock" and "Everybody Wants Some!".
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Rush- Permanent Waves 40th Anniversary- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Rush 40th anniversary interview "Permanent Waves" with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson
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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

Talking Heads- Once in a Lifetime- Tokyo Feb 1981

The Talking Heads recorded a series of quirky, smart, and challenging albums from the debut Talking Heads '77   up through Remain in Light,   leaving a trail of musical bread crumbs for the mainstream to follow from the late 1970s into a…