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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,…

Deep Purple- Now What?! Fifth Anniversary- Roger Glover

It is the fifth anniversary of Deep Purple's impressive, muscular "comeback" album "Now What?!" April 26, 2013, and DP's Roger Glover joins Redbeard In the Studio.
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Van Halen- Van Halen- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony

before signing their record deal and releasing that now-legendary debut, just like countless other bands before and since, for five lean yearsthe band members of Van Halen papered fliers on every public blank space from Pasadena California to Hollywood's Sunset Strip, promoting themselves while humping their own equipment.

AC/DC- Back in Black- Angus Young, Brian Johnson

Angus Young may have been chosen early on to be the focal point of AC/DC , but big brother Malcolm has always been the heart and soul of this band , becoming even more so after the death of Bon Scott in 1980 ...(more)

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Robert Plant Recall Rehearsal

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant recall first rehearsals for Led Zeppelin first public performance 11-9-68 at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm.

Ozzy Osbourne on ROCK 103 Memphis 4-28-82

In April 1982, little more than a month after a plane crash had taken the life of his young & talented guitarist Randy Rhoads , Ozzy Osbourne chose my afternoon radio show on Memphis' #1 station , ROCK 103 , to make his first public statements concerning the tragedy.
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Motley Crue- Girls Girls Girls- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx & Vince Neil In the Studio for "Girls Girls Girls" XXXth anniversary.

Whitesnake’87- David Coverdale- 30th Anniversary

For 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. Happy birthday DC (22nd ) !
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Deep Purple- Machine Head- Ian Gillan, Roger Glover

Deep Purple's "Machine Head" album was made 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.

Scorpions- Blackout- Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker

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...