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Cars- Shake It Up 40th anniversary- Greg Hawkes, the late Ric Ocasek

The Cars' "Shake It Up" was their first album to contain a Top Ten Billboard  hit in the title song, so 1981's "Shake It Up", with its peak at #9 on Billboard  album sales chart as well as #34 for the entire year, was seen by many  as a return to high performance by the Boston band. Keyboard player Greg Hawkes joins me In the Studio with archival interview by Cars bandleader the late Ric Ocasek on "Shake It Up" fortieth anniversary.
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Dire Straits- Making Movies- Mark Knopfler

In 1980 for their third album "Making Movies" , Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits' easily least melancholy, most upbeat batch of songs, Mark Knopfler joins me here In the Studio  for the tales behind "Expresso Love","Skateaway" "Solid Rock", the epic "Tunnel of Love", and  "Romeo and Juliet".

Rossington Collins Band- Anytime, Any Place, Anywhere- 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- 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

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, part 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…