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Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense 35th Anniversary- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

"I think that Talking Heads were one of the first groups who tried not to be about a fantasy that was bigger than life, but tried to be about being strong within a life that was ultimately real."- Jerry Harrison

Pat Benatar- In the Heat of the Night 40th Anniversary

The first time I interviewed Pat Benatar  for her 1979 debut In the Heat of the Night  plus the breakthrough second album Crimes of Passion,   she was very wary of me and visibly uncomfortable. It didn't take long to understand why: Rolling…

Def Leppard "Rock of Ages" Live 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.

In The Studio 30 Years Ago: The Fixx- Reach the Beach

Thirty years ago In the Studio episode #32: The Fixx "Reach the Beach" !

Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

We saw the endearing, lovable Jim Kerr, guitarist Charlie Burchill, and Simple Minds over the weekend perform in Dallas/ Ft.Worth, and even before entering the auditorium proper we were alerted to the explosive sounds of "Big Music" from the…
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Bon Jovi- New Jersey 30th Anniversary- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

In September 1988 it took a musical effort the size of New Jersey   to successfully follow up the phenomenon of Bon Jovi's spectacular Slippery When Wet   two years earlier, and the Garden State greats were more than up to the challenge, conjuring…

Smithereens-Indigo Blues-Only a Memory-Behind the Wall of Sleep medley

Shocked and saddened to report that singer/ songwriter Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens passed away. This one's "Especially for You" , Pat.

Loverboy-Get Lucky 35th Anniversary-Mike Reno, Paul Dean

In 1982, these Canadian rockers were the right band at the right time.

Simple Minds- Celebrate the Greatest Hits pt2- Jim Kerr

By 1995 there was a real question whether Scottish band Simple Minds could remain relevant in a third decade. Jim Kerr reveals just how close they came to packing it.