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Billy Idol- Don’t Stop 40th Anniversary

It's the fortieth anniversary of 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 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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Police- Ghost in the Machine 40th- 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 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

Eddie Money- No Control

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 punk scene... Singer/ songwriter Eddie Money may have been in San Francisco when he convinced legendary concert promoter Bill Graham to manage him, but both Money and his mentor were Big Apple natives, which didn't hurt when Columbia Records offered Eddie a deal for his self-titled debut in 1977.

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…

The Who- 5:15- Toronto 12-17-82

In the legendary rock saga by The Who Quadrophenia  , the "5:15" is the train so designated which the protagonist, Jimmy, rides while stoned "Out of my brain on the train...". In this live concert performance in 1982, the Who thunders through…
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Rush- Signals- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, the late Neil Peart

Rush "Signals" interview with Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, the late Neil Peart In the Studio

The Who- Love Ain’t for Keeping- Toronto 12-82

As we prepared here In the Studio  for the big anniversary of The Who's magnificent masterpiece Who's Next mid-August, we shared an ultra-rare performance of one of the more under-exposed chestnuts from it, "Love Ain't for Keeping". -Redbeard…