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Guns’n’Roses- Appetite for Destruction 35th anniversary- Slash

By the time Guns'n'Roses "Appetite for Destruction" passed the 18,000,000 sales point early in the 21st century, several rock magazines and websites had revised their original reviews from the July 1987 release. My guest In the Studio GNR lead guitarist Slash remembers, fondly in most cases, but admits to at least one rookie mistake that left a scar that smarts to this day.
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Motley Crue- Girls Girls Girls 35th Anniversary- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil

In an alternate universe where being boring and predictable is the Original Sin, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue would be sanctified saints, because they have been waging  jihad against the tyranny of the mainstream for a full four decades. Peaking at #2 on Billboard Album Sales chart, "Girls, Girls, Girls"  would eventually equal their preceding mega-seller "Theatre of Pain" with another four million copies sold. The always eyebrow-raising Nikki Sixx and hilarious Vince Neil are my guests In the Studio  on the thirty-fifth anniversary of "Girls, Girls, Girls"..

Scorpions- Blackout 40th Anniversary- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

It is the fortieth anniversary of Blackout, the March 1982 big breakthrough in the US for the irrepressible Scorpions. Over the decades I've had countless famous musicians claim that rock & roll had become their life ,but only John Kay of Steppenwolf and the members of The Scorpions knew that playing rock music could COST them their lives...
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Whitesnake’87- 35th Anniversary- David Coverdale

For the thirty-fifth anniversary of one of the best-selling hard rock albums in history, Whitesnake ’87 , here are some of the questions we posed to Whitesnake king cobra David Coverdale.
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Deep Purple- Machine Head 50th- Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Deep Purple's "Machine Head" album was made fifty years ago amidst a virtual minefield of misfortunes, any one of which had the potential to thwart the effort. Here is the real story from Ian Gillan & Roger Glover In the Studio.

Ted Nugent- Free for All

Ted Nugent's " Free for All"  changed the national  radio reception and overamped its way to #24 on the Billboard album chart in Fall 1976, becoming his second consecutive multi-platinum seller. Tyrannosaurus Ted is my guest In the Studio.
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Led Zeppelin IV- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

Legendary wrestler-turned-Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant had an appropriately out-sized role in the Led Zeppelin "4" story as told here In the Studio by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
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Ozzy Osbourne- No More Tears

Ten years prior to the release of "No More Tears" in September 1991, Ozzy Osbourne couldn't get arrested outside England. Particularly in America, the former singer for heavy metal godfathers Black Sabbath was perceived by US record label execs as damaged goods...Then for the whole of the Eighties, Ozzy was constantly in the press, but rarely was it for his music. Ozzy admits here In the Studio that "No More Tears" was the first album he ever recorded sober, and the results were spectacular.

Triumph- Allied Forces 40th- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

If you've ever been in a band, you need to listen to this honest, heartwarming, hysterically funny interview with Triumph ... 1979 breakthrough "Just a Gam"e with the songs "Hold On" and "Lay It on the Line", plus the even bigger seller "Allied Forces" forty years ago with "Magic Power" and "Fight the Good Fight".
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Metallica- Black Album 30th- James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

"Metallica" (affectionately known as "The Black Album" in the same way The Beatles had been dubbed "The White Album"), Metallica's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and lead throat James Hetfield show how the band sits atop the family tree of hard rock/heavy metal evolution.