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Motley Crue- Dr Feelgood 30th Anniversary- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil 8-26

Motley Crue, the personification of American decadence according to Communist Cold War propaganda in 1989, nevertheless performed for two shows in Moscow thirty years ago as part of the Moscow Music and Peace Festival, then returned home to…

Aerosmith- Pump 30th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton- 8-19

The second jewel in Aerosmith's comeback triple crown, Pump  thirty years ago somehow managed to equal or better on the Eighties' hard rock masterpiece two years earlier, Permanent Vacation. The band's all here for the stories behind a near-perfect…
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Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever 30th Anniversary

So now here I sit "In the Studio" exactly thirty years later, April 20, 2019, howling at the full moon and delirious from the only fever which I never wanted to ever break. -Redbeard

Stevie Ray Vaughan- Best pt 2

As Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton told me of first experiencing Stevie Ray Vaughan’s extraordinary guitar talent from outside an Austin nightclub , I had to smile . Like Chris , I had not actually seen the young blues guitarist the first time I heard him play live , but the memory is burned into my mind . It was February 4 , 1984 as I was anchoring the live network broadcast interviews of the myriad of performers at the annual Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam backstage at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium . Over ten years the Volunteer Jam had grown into an annual pilgrimage by the biggest names then in American rock music , featuring in one night the Charlie Daniels Band , the Marshall Tucker Band , Lynyrd Skynyrd , the Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchet , the Outlaws , plus Billy Joel ,Emmylou Harris , and Ted Nugent !

Bonnie Raitt- Nick of Time

Happy birthday Bonnie Raitt Wednesday ( 8th ).