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Van Halen- Women and Children First 40th- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth

It always seemed that the Van Halen 1980 third album, "Women and Children First" , suffered from "middle child syndrome". David Lee Roth, bass player/ harmony singer Michael Anthony, drummer Alex Van Halen, and fretmeister Eddie Van Halen remind us of a time four decades ago when Van Halen was establishing itself as America's premiere hard rock band with songs "And the Cradle Will Rock" and "Everybody Wants Some!".

Genesis- Duke 40th Anniversary- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford 3-30

Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, and Phil Collins of Genesis reverse their exodus and announce a reunion tour of the UK and Ireland this Autumn. No doubt the timing has to be in no small part thanks to the fortieth anniversary of the Genesis breakthrough album, "Duke"
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Billy Joel- Glass Houses 40th Anniversary

Billy Joel "Glass Houses"   has sold over ten million copies, stayed at #1 for six consecutive weeks, was the 4th-best seller for the entire year 1980, and won Billy Joel a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Hear him In the Studio.

Steely Dan- Katy Lied 45th Anniversary- Donald Fagen, the late Walter Becker

Steely Dan's 1975 fourth album, "Katy Lied", is a perfect example of a "sleeper", but it's not simply the passage of time that obscures its many-faceted brilliance. Here are Donald Fagen & the late Walter Becker interviewed.

Van Morrison- Moondance 50th Anniversary

It is the fiftieth anniversary of the timeless Van Morrison essential "Moondance" . This ultra-rare, fascinating interview is nothing short of a revelation...
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David Bowie- Young Americans 45th Anniversary

By 1975 David Bowie had abandoned the Glam Rock he had virtually invented in the guise of the ego-tripping tragicomic Fallen Rock Star, Ziggy Stardust. Bowie's mid-decade "Young Americans" album with the #1 hit "Fame" pointed directly toward Disco's dominance a mere two years later...

Eric Johnson- Ah Via Musicom 30th Anniversary

But in the transition years between the waning of pop-metal hair bands and the waxing of a wave of grunge groups, Eric Johnson's "Ah Via Musicom"   sounded refreshingly unlike anything else on the radio in February 1990...Eric Johnson joins me here In the Studio.
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Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band- Against the Wind 40th Anniversary

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band "Against the Wind" was one of their seven Top 10 multi-platinum albums in a row.

James Taylor- Sweet Baby James 50th Anniversary

James Taylor is still recording wonderfully satisfying albums like the new " American Standard", and being chosen to open brand new live music venues, fifty years after the album "Sweet Baby James" captured the country's attention. Now that’s finding the keys to a real time machine.
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Black Crowes- Shake Your Moneymaker 30th- Chris & Rich Robinson

On the debut "Shake Your Moneymaker", The Black Crowes sounded as if the late Small Faces/ Humble Pie dynamo Steve Marriott had gone on holiday to Paris and dropped in on the Rolling Stones sessions while recording "Exile on Main Street" .