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Grateful Dead- In the Dark 35th anniversary 7-4

We feature the most American of bands and their most successful album, "In the Dark", this Fourth of July week on its thirty-fifth anniversary. Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh convened In the Studio for a very rare classic rock interview to discuss a lengthy period of Grateful Dead history which included the historic sessions which yielded "Touch of Grey","Hell in a Bucket","West L.A. Fadeaway","Throwing Stones", and the hymn "Black Muddy River". Don't miss this special historic edition the week of July 4th.

The Cult- Electric 35th Anniversary- Billy Duffy

It was the latter-Eighties, and rolling the streets of Dallas/Ft.Worth at night felt less like a big-block muscle car and just right in a fire-engine red BMW M3, moonroof open, with The Cult Love  cassette alternatelyly jammed in the dash player blasting "She Sells Sanctuary"and "Rain" with the follow up in April 1987, Electric , slamming "Love Removal Machine","Wild Flower", and "Lil Devil". The Cult guitarist/songwriter Billy Duffy is my guest In the Studio.

U2- Joshua Tree 35th Anniversary- Bono, The Edge

It is the 35th anniversary of U2's Grammy Award Album of the Year "The Joshua Tree". Following the release of March 1987's "The Joshua Tree" and subsequent world tour, U2 became recognized as the most popular band in the world then. In the Studio Bono and The Edge scan the horizon from their often precarious perch atop rock history.

Jethro Tull- Steel Monkey- Philadelphia 11-25-87

This Jethro Tull concert performance is outstanding, from both the standpoints of the band's tight performance and the stellar live broadcast mix from Philadelphia's Tower Theater back in late November 1987. Here is a blistering concert version of "Steel Monkey".

Boston- To Be a Man- Worcester 8-87

It had been such a "long time", almost seven years, since the band Boston had released a new album and toured that when Tom Scholz, Brad Delp, and Company returned to the concert stage headlining the 1987 Texxas Jam in front of 70,000 in the…

Ozzy Osbourne- Tribute ( to Randy Rhoads )

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is honoring posthumously guitarist Randy Rhoads during this year's annual induction ceremony October 30....My guest Ozzy Osbourne pays tribute In the Studio  in this classic rock interview.

Boston- Something About You- Worcester MA 8-16-87

Here is an amazing 1987 performance of "Something About You" by Boston with incredible twin harmony guitars from Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl, and Doug Huffman providing superb vocal harmony for the late Brad Delp.

Bonnie Raitt- Love Me Like a Man- Austin- Memorial Day 1987

When she played a memorable acoustic set on Memorial Day weekend at Austin's Auditorium Shores back in 1987, Bonnie Raitt called out hometown harp honker Kim Wilson, then of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, to join her on Chris Smithers' "Love Me Like a Man".

Boston- Holly Ann- Boston 8-16-87

This time in 1987 the home team was holed up in the Worcester suburbs of Boston midway through a ten-night stand when they performed the entire "Third Stage"  album front to back, capping that impressive song cycle with this stunning live "Holly Ann".

Jethro Tull- Crest of a Knave- Ian Anderson

Beginning in 1979 and continuing all the way until 1987 with Crest of a Knave,  Jethro Tull's fate and fortunes would be quite unlike their first decade of success when the  unique amalgam of blues rock, Scottish Highlands folk, and hard rock, led by Ian Anderson and exemplified by Aqualung  and the worldwide #1-seller Thick As a Brick,  packed arenas.