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U2- Rattle and Hum- Bono,The Edge, Adam Clayton

U2's "Rattle and Hum" in October 1988 saw the gauzy media perceptions of American culture by my guests Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen jr jammed up against a Reagan-era reality that did not always ring true. "Rattle and Hum" was a loud love letter to an America that may never have actually existed.
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Robert Plant- The Principle of Moments 40th/Now and Zen 35th Anniversaries

"The Principle of Moments", Robert Plant's second solo album, first convinced us forty years ago that Plant could sustain a viable solo career outside of the legendary Led Zeppelin, which he fronted for twelve fabled years. But for me personally it was "Shaken 'n' Stirred" in 1985, served pre-release on a Walkman at 40,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean,  that began my professional relationship with the complicated singer. And then with 1988's "Now and Zen", Plant scored with his most popular effort to date, "Now and Zen". Robert Plant is my guest In the Studio.

David Lee Roth- Best Of

The incomparable David Lee Roth "Best Of" including the platinum solo album, "Skyscraper" here In the Studio.
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Cheap Trick- Essential Best pt2- Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen

When Cheap Trick's "The Flame" from "Lap of Luxury" smoldered its way to the #1 slot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in July 1988, it capped over a decade of relentless touring and some of my favorite albums, wonderfully anthologized by the "Essential" double disc. Lifers Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen were basking in the glow of "The Flame" when they joined me In the Studio.