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Pink Floyd- A Momentary Lapse of Reason 35th- David Gilmour, Nick Mason

In the first half of the Eighties, Pink Floyd was M.I.A. for five long years,  conspicuous in their absence for instance at the largest one day gathering of rock royalty, Live Aid, in July 1985. It was not until the end of that year that Roger Waters' official departure from Pink Floyd was revealed to the other band members, and this bowling ball revelation left the group with the musical equivalent of the dreaded 7-10 split. David Gilmour spills the beans & spills his guts, & drummer Nick Mason analyzes the net effect, here In the Studio for "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" 35th anniversary.

Pink Floyd- The Dogs of War- Atlanta 1987

When Pink Floyd performed "The Dogs of War" for the first time on the Momentary Lapse of Reason tour, the concert film that accompanied their live performance thirty-five years ago really was creepy, menacing, and totally memorable...here with Pink Floyd's in-concert performance in Atlanta in 1987.

R.E.M.- These Days- Utrecht Holland 9-14-87

R.E.M.  packaged the September 1987 Utrecht Holland full concert as a bonus disc on the " Document"  anniversary deluxe edition. Here's a careening live version of "These Days" from those days.

John Mellencamp- Paper in Fire- 12-91 rehearsal

What a great band, live off the garage floor- literally- no overdubs, samples, tricks. This is the way you do it, folks, recorded at rehearsal in John Mellencamp's garage in the snow-covered hills of Central Indiana just before Christmas 1991…

John Mellencamp- Check It Out- garage rehearsal 12-91

As we approach the anniversary of the uber-influential release of John Mellencamp's The Lonesome Jubilee album, you are invited to "check it out" at rehearsal literally in Mellencamp's garage in rural Indiana just before Christmas 1991. In the Studio exclusive.
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Guns’n’Roses- Appetite for Destruction 35th anniversary- Slash

By the time Guns'n'Roses "Appetite for Destruction" passed the 18,000,000 sales point early in the 21st century, several rock magazines and websites had revised their original reviews from the July 1987 release. My guest In the Studio GNR lead guitarist Slash remembers, fondly in most cases, but admits to at least one rookie mistake that left a scar that smarts to this day.

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.
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U2- The Joshua Tree- Bono, The Edge

Here are the first-person memoirs 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…