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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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David Bowie- Young Americans 45th Anniversary

By 1975 David Bowie had abandoned the Glam Rock he had virtually invented in the guise of the ego-tripping tragicomic Fallen Rock Star, Ziggy Stardust. Bowie's mid-decade "Young Americans" album with the #1 hit "Fame" pointed directly toward Disco's dominance a mere two years later...

Rush- Spirit of Radio- 1984

Rush "Spirit of Radio" live 1984

Deep Purple- Perfect Strangers- Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Deep Purple “Perfect Strangers” with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover

Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense 35th Anniversary- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

"I think that Talking Heads were one of the first groups who tried not to be about a fantasy that was bigger than life, but tried to be about being strong within a life that was ultimately real."- Jerry Harrison

R.E.M.- Reckoning 35th Anniversary- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck

R.E.M. "Murmur" quietly emerged thirty-five years ago and never left my essential music list.

John Waite- No Brakes 35th Anniversary

John Waite "No Brakes" interview In the Studio on the 35th anniversary of his #1 "Missing You".

David Gilmour- On an Island

David Gilmour joins Redbeard In the Studio for Gilmour's 2006 solo album "On an Island".
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Pretenders- Learning to Crawl 35th Anniversary- Chrissie Hynde

 Chrissie Hynde with the life-and-death story, times two, behind one of the Eighties' great comeback albums Learning to Crawl   in this particularly tough yet tender classic rock interview about the January 1984 Pretenders effort including…

Tommy Shaw- Girls With Guns- Dallas Ft. Worth 11-84

When Tommy Shaw, just recently estranged then from arena-fillers Styx, brought his Girls With Guns  solo band to a Ft. Worth nightclub in an otherwise empty strip mall on a chilly Sunday November night in 1984, what I expected to see and hear,…