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The Police- Outlandos d’Amour @45- Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

"Outlandos d'Amour' has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it," Sting confesses in this 45th anniversary interview about the Police debut,"but 'Regatta de Blanc'  was infinitely a much better record." Police founding drummer Stewart Copeland, guitarist Andy Summers & Sting join Redbeard here In the Studio.
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John Mellencamp- Uh Huh 40th Anniversary

John Mellencamp joins me In the Studio for this classic rock interview regarding his star-making multi-million seller forty years ago, "Uh Huh". 
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YES- 90125 @40- Jon Anderson,Trevor Rabin,Tony Kaye, the late Chris Squire & Alan White

It's the 40th anniversary of a remarkable album story. It resulted in more than eight million copies selling (three million just in the U.S.) from a musical entity thought to be extinct, but with the songs "It Can Happen","Hold On","Leave It","Changes", and the #1 hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart", YES could rise like a musical phoenix from the ashes of the progressive rock Seventies with the comeback album of the Eighties in "90125".
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Who- Quadrophenia 50th- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, the late John Entwistle

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey join me In the Studio in this interview for the first in a two-part look at "Quadrophenia" at fifty, the last word on Townshend's October 1973 rock opera, which certainly is much more appreciated today than upon its initial release ...(more)
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Who- Quadrophenia 50th- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, the late John Entwistle pt2

(cont)... As The Who's recognized Quadrophenia auteur , Townshend has assessed their almost half-century of musical creation and found it to be good . Pete is a delightful , witty , thoughtful , and refreshingly honest conversationalist who can easily and effectively examine The Who's epic 1973 opus through a slightly-detached , objective eye which only the passage of time , and maturity , can provide . -Redbeard
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Montrose 50th- Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Ricky Phillips

A "Ronnie Montrose Tribute" featuring classic rock interviews with the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, plus original Montrose band singer/songwriter Sammy Hagar.  That album and the sadly, final Ronnie Montrose swan song album "10x10" and veteran Styx bass player/ producer Ricky Phillips who joins us here In the Studio.
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Jimi Hendrix Experience- Electric Ladyland 55th anniversary-pt1

Biographer and reissue producer John McDermott is featured along with one of the last interviews with dear sweet Experience drummer John "Mitch" Mitchell in the first of  our two-part In the Studio special on "Electric Ladyland" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
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Billy Joel- 52nd Street 45th anniversary

It's the 45th anniversary of Billy Joel's "52nd Street". We talked rock'n'roll, from Billy Joel seeing the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show  to British Invasion bands that followed, garage rock, and the New York City punk scene that influencedhis approach after the1978 "52nd Street" album. But we also talked at length about baseball...

Genesis-“Mama” 40th- Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford,Tony Banks

Between 1980 and 1986, the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times. Because drummer/singer/songwriter Phil Collins had a parallel solo career take off during that time, reading the critical reviews from many respected music writers in this period imply that Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks unwittingly, if not unwillingly, were somehow led by Collins in a more mainstream pop direction. However, the simple facts just don't bear out that assumption.
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Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 50th- Elton & Bernie Taupin

1973 masterpiece “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” is a virtual greatest hits package unto itself. On its 50th anniversary Elton John & Bernie Taupin join me In the Studio for part one.