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REO Speedwagon- Hi Infidelity 40th- Kevin Cronin, Neal Doughty

REO Speedwagon believed in their long game, and their long-suffering record label gave them TEN trips to the plate until the band touched all the bases in November 1980 with Hi Infidelity . Lead singer Kevin Cronin and band keyboard player co-founder Neal Doughty tell the worst-to-first ten year overnight sensation story In the Studio.
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AC/DC- Back in Black 40th- Angus Young, Brian Johnson

Notably, like AC/DC "Back in Black"  forty years ago, several of the best-selling hard rock albums in history also have been made under the most dire of circumstances amidst tremendous tragedy and loss:
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Queen- The Game 40th Anniversary- Brian May, Roger Taylor

It was The Game that crowned Queen #1 worldwide, precisely because of the balance of hits "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Another One Bites the Dust", "Play the Game" with the blistering "Dragon Attack", "Rock It", and "Sail Away Sweet Sister". Brian May and Roger Taylor are suited up to play The Game  here In the Studio  for its fortieth anniversary.
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Pete Townshend- Empty Glass 40th Anniversary- Pete Townshend

By April 1980 we in the rock music world were beginning to miss Townshend's new music, which had been a pretty consistent mainstay of rock'n'roll for fifteen years prior but had been understandably MIA since the sudden death of madcap Who drummer Keith Moon in 1978. Townshend filled Empty Glass   with his grief over the loss of his friend, as well as very personal subjects including alcoholism, adult relationships, and his conflicted reaction to Punk Rock in the songs"Rough Boys","A Little is Enough","Gonna Get Ya", and pop spiritual"Let My Love Open the Door", a Top Five US hit.