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Rush- Signals 40th anniversary- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson 8-22

Rush was already a veteran band which had sold over a million copies of its last two albums before "Moving Pictures", so by the time the mainstream caught up to that blockbuster, the band and their loyal fans had evolved into new emerging Eighties sounds incorporating technology peppered with World Music flavors. What resulted was "Signals"...seen now forty years later by my guests Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson as vital to the longevity and musical relevance of Rush...along with my rare interview with the late Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart on the "Signals" fortieth anniversary here In the Studio the week of August 22.

George Thorogood- Bad to the Bone 40th 7-25

It's the fortieth anniversary of George Thorogood and the Destroyers' biggest seller Bad to the Bone, and  George marks the occasion here In the Studio  with his unlikely journey featuring all of his biggest hits including " One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer","Move It On Over","Who Do You Love", "I Drink Alone", Chuck Berry's "It Wasn't Me", and of course "Bad to the Bone" all the week of July 25

Eddie Money- No Control 40th anniversary

Eddie Money was always an effortless interview before his death in September 2019, a real pleasure, because he loved people, he loved to tell stories, and he had a million of 'em. As I prepared dual anniversaries for two of the late Eddie Money's best selling albums, Eddie Money debut in October 1977 and the big breakthrough No Control five years later in June 1982 forty years ago,  it occurred that one of the less recognized aspects of the brief but all-important Punk Rock trend in the latter half of the Seventies is how it aided and abetted countless upstart bands at the same time which were not necessarily a part of that CBGB Club scene. The late Eddie Money is my guest here In the Studio.

38 Special- Back Door Stranger- New Years Eve 1982- Memphis

Performed live and broadcast nationwide New Year's Eve 1982 from Memphis' MidSouth Coliseum , which I was thrilled to host from radio station ROCK 103 ,here's a smokin' version of 38 Special's "Back Door Stranger" .-Redbeard

Billy Idol- Don’t Stop

It's the all-important 1981 "Don't Stop"  EP by Billy Idol. In the last spasms of the London Punk Rock scene circa 1980, Generation X and their front man Billy Broad had the career arc of a bottle rocket, briefly filling English dance floors with the celebratory single "Dancing with Myself"and a cover of "Mony Mony". But Punk Rock's purpose of being a disruptive force to reset all the tumblers of popular music was practically fulfilled by then, and had no second act, so Billy Idol needed a new start. Billy Idol is my guest In the Studio.
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The Police- Ghost in the Machine- Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers

By the time October 1981 's fourth Police album "Ghost in the Machine"  was dispatched, the exposed roots and influences shown by the London-based trio founded by Yankee drummer Stewart Copeland, who had emerged from the dying embers of the Punk Rock scene there, were more Miles and Mingus than Johnny Rotten. "Ghost in the Machine" topped the UK sales chart, #2 on Billboard  album chart, over three million copies sold in America alone, and Rolling Stone  magazine ranking it at #322 on their Top 500 Albums of All Time list. Police commissioner Stewart Copeland and six-string sharpshooter Andy Summers are your personal Ghost...busters with me here In the Studio in this classic rock interview.

38 Special- Live New Years Eve 1982 Memphis

From the 38 Special New Years Eve nationwide radio broadcast rockin' into the night live from Memphis on 12/31/82

Ozzy Osbourne- Iron Man medley- Memphis 4-28-82

Here's a live medley of "Iron Man" and "Children of the Grave" by Ozzy Osbourne April 28, 1982 at Memphis Mid-South Coliseum, one of the first shows after the accidental death of Ozzy's guitarist Randy Rhoads

The Fixx- Reach the Beach

Cy Curnin and Adam Woods In the Studio for The Fixx "Shuttered Room" & "Reach the Beach" !

Who- Love Reign O’er Me- Toronto 12-82

The Who had announced that their 1982 tour would be their final one, and at least one member of the band, Pete Townshend, really believed it to be true at the time, making this final stop of that tour in Toronto December 17, 1982  and this…