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David Bowie- Let’s Dance 40th anniversary 4-10

Well before "Let's Dance" by David Bowie came out in March 1983, we already knew  that rock's original Moon Child would change sound, style, and musician personnel inexorably like lunar phases. Bowie glides and pirouettes through a myriad of topics while sharing "China Girl"(co-written with Iggy Pop),"Modern Love","Criminal World", "Cat People", and "Let's Dance" featuring a young previously unknown Texas blues (!) guitarist named Stevie Ray Vaughan. The late, great David Bowie for the fortieth anniversary of "Let's Dance" is reprised here the week of April 10.
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Lou Reed- Transformer 50th anniversary

Lou Reed focuses on his second post-Velvet Underground album,"Transformer" containing the Top 20 alterna-hit "Walk on the Wild Side". Rolling Stone magazine writers rank "Transformer"  at #109 now on their Top 500 All Time list.

Mott the Hoople- All the Young Dudes 50th anniversary- Ian Hunter

One of Britain's most beloved party bands this side of The Faces, Mott the Hoople is still revered there with sold-out tours, and we were so fortunate to have Mott main man Ian Hunter join me In the Studio.
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Def Leppard- Hysteria- Joe Elliott, Ric Savage

Def Leppard lifers Joe Elliott and Ric Savage join Redbeard In the Studio for the mega-hit "Hysteria".

Def Leppard “Rock of Ages” Medley

This fabulous "Rock of Ages" medley by Def Leppard from the In the Studio archive was unavailable in the U.S. for about twenty years.
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David Bowie-The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust…50th- the late David Bowie, Mick Ronson

David Bowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" changed the trajectory of rock music, fashion, and gender social issues in just 38 minutes. Here are the late David Bowie and guitarist Mick Ronson with me In the Studio.

David Bowie- Life on Mars?- NYC 11-19-99

The electricity in the room was palpable that crisp November night 1999 in Manhattan when David Bowie took the stage of the Kit Kat Klub and opened his show ( historic in that it was among the first ever live-streamed on the internet by a major Artist ) with this stunning rendition of "Life on Mars?".

David Bowie- Toy

The late David Bowie was already sowing the seeds of the fabled "Toy" project, which would remain unreleased until 2022, even as I watched him perform live at New York City's Kit Kat Klub on November 19, 1999 and then sit with me In the Studio for this in-depth interview. -Redbeard
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David Bowie- Hunky Dory- David Bowie, Mick Ronson

"Hunky Dory", David Bowie's December 1971 fourth album, hard to believe when reading all of the revisionist raves now, that "Hunky Dory"  was a commercial flop, so much so that it failed to even make the Billboard Top 200 sales chart. The late great David Bowie joined me here In the Studio  for the tale, as did his original wingman, guitarist Mick Ronson, for the scoop on "Changes","Andy Warhol", and "Life on Mars?"

David Bowie- Changes- Los Angeles 1974

When David Bowie performed "Changes" in Los Angeles in 1974, now with historical hindsight we can see that David Bowie gave us hints of a musical left turn even that night.