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U2- War- Bono,The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen jr

With the rousing martial rhythms from Larry Mullen jr’s drums on the opening to “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, the tortured passion evident in Bono’s voice over The Edge’s stiletto guitar stabs on “New Year’s Day”, and Adam Clayton’s rolling bass on “Surrender” as well as “Two Heats Beat as One”, War  by U2 was a musical proclamation of a serious contender on the unfolding Eighties rock vista. Hear the classic rock interview.

Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies

In February 1973 when Alice Cooper's sixth album "Billion Dollar Babies"  went  #1 sales, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being facetious with their hyperbolic predictions about electronic fame's impact on society. We laughed then, but as it turns out, the joke's on us...
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Van Halen- Van Halen- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony

before signing their record deal and releasing that now-legendary debut, just like countless other bands before and since, for five lean yearsthe band members of Van Halen papered fliers on every public blank space from Pasadena California to Hollywood's Sunset Strip, promoting themselves while humping their own equipment.

Journey- Frontiers- Neal Schon, John Cain, Steve Perry

When you are as talented, top-heavy with songwriters, and as hard working as Journey was from 1978 to 1983, a lot can happen in five years. You see, it was only five years time after their fourth album, Infinity,  broke the band until  the…

Deep Purple-Who Do We Think We Are?- Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Deep Purple's "Who Do We Think We Are?", their January 1973 followup tp "Machine Head"., with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover In the Studio.

Moody Blues- Seventh Sojourn- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

When the subject of rock star excess and decadence is broached, the last band that could possibly come to mind would be Birmingham England's Moody Blues. After all singer/ lead guitarist Justin Hayward, bass guitarist/ singer John Lodge, keyboardist…
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Bryan Adams- Cuts Like a Knife

Bryan Adams interview to explore his breakthrough album "Cuts Like a Knife" from January 1983

Aerosmith- Aerosmith- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton

This classic rock rock interview is such a treat because you hear Aerosmith founders Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, and Tom Hamilton In the Studio dreaming about days at Lake Sunapee NH before recording their 1973 debut.

Peter Gabriel- Us pt 2

Continuing my in-depth classic rock interview with Peter Gabriel in Autumn 1992 on the occasion of the release of his sixth studio album, "Us"pt 2.  This is the conclusion of the career-spanning conversation. -Redbeard
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Queen- News of the World 40th Anniversary- Brian May, Neal Preston

As I was preparing the accurate context of Queen's place in the rock constellation upon the release of November 1977's News of the World,  I stumbled upon another website's contention that "In the autumn of 1977, it looked as if Queen's reign…