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Judas Priest- Unleashed in the East 40th- Rob Halford

It's the 40th anniversary of Judas Priest's breakthrough album "Unleashed in the East", & Rob Halford is In the Studio with Redbeard
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Deep Purple- Perfect Strangers 35th Anniversary- Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

It was a fateful day in 1984 when the original members of Deep Purple, the Mark II lineup which gave the world Deep Purple in Rock,  Fireball,  Machine Head,   Who Do We Think We Are,  and Made in Japan , reconvened after eleven long years…
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Led Zeppelin II 50th Anniversary- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

The first Led Zeppelin album in  1969 was released, like the vast majority of unknown untested "baby bands", in January. It was unhyped, particularly in America, as three of the four members of the British band had no reputations Stateside…

Scorpions- Moscow Music Peace Fest 30th Anniversary- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

Sitting with my guests Klaus Meine, Scorpions singer and songwriter, and Rudolph Schenker, guitarist/ songwriter,  it was fascinating to be reminded by members of Germany's  beloved band just how much rock music  had changed the world in…
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KISS- Alive! End of the Road- Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons

"The lovefest ended when we hit the stage," Kiss lead singer/ guitarist/ songwriter Paul Stanley told me about the band fraternity of support groups opening for them some forty-plus years ago,"because we were there to destroy them." Gene Simmons…

Triumph- Just a Game 40th Anniversary- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, and Gil Moore join Redbeard "In the Studio" for the 40th anniversary of Triumph's breakthrough album "Just a Game".

Grand Funk Railroad- Best pt 1- Mark Farner, Don Brewer

In the Studio thirty years ago: Grand Funk "Closer to Home" 3-13-89 with Mark Farner and Don Brewer.

Motley Crue- Shout at the Devil 35th Anniversary- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil

Is what US president Gerald Ford called "our national nightmare" really over? The final  show of Motley Crue's Final Tour   came to a chaotic close December 2015 to fulfill the rock prophesy of "Terror in Tinseltown"at LA's Staples Center.…

In the Studio 8-22-88: Deep Purple- Machine Head

The absolute essence of timeless rock music is contained in the music of Deep Purple's Machine Head . We already knew it then thirty years ago when we asked Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to share their recollections of making "Smoke on the Water",…

Hard+Heavy Box 10th Anniversary- Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston

When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life   did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake,…