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Billy Idol- Rebel Yell 40th Anniversary

Billy Idol joined me In the Studio for the fortieth anniversary of "Rebel Yell" to invoke the eleventh commandment: thou shalt have no Idols before Billy! -Redbeard
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Talking Heads- Speaking in Tongues- 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, In the Studio with Mr "American Utopia", David Byrne, for Talking Heads "Speaking in Tongues". .

The Fixx- Reach the Beach- Cy Curnin, Adam Woods

Cy Curnin and Adam Woods In the Studio for The Fixx 1983 two million-seller "Reach the Beach"!
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The Cars- Greg Hawkes, the late Ric Ocasek

The Cars' co-founder singer/songwriter the late Ric Ocasek goes under the hood with keyboard player Greg Hawkes for the 45th anniversary of their 1978 debut.

Cars- Shake It Up 40th anniversary- Greg Hawkes, the late Ric Ocasek

The Cars' "Shake It Up" was their first album to contain a Top Ten Billboard  hit in the title song, so 1981's "Shake It Up", with its peak at #9 on Billboard  album sales chart as well as #34 for the entire year, was seen by many  as a return to high performance by the Boston band. Keyboard player Greg Hawkes joins me In the Studio with archival interview by Cars bandleader the late Ric Ocasek on "Shake It Up" fortieth anniversary.
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The Police- Reggatta de Blanc- Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers

"Outlandos d'Amour'  has a certain grotesque, naïve charm about it," Sting offers in this interview about the second album by The Police, "but 'Reggatta de Blanc'  is infinitely a better record." Both the critics and the rock audience agreed, garnering two #1 hits in the UK with "Walking on the Moon" and "Message in a Bottle", plus topping the album sales chart there with "Reggatta de Blanc".

The Cars- Candy O- the late Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes

The late Cars chief mechanic Ric Ocasek plus keyboardist Greg Hawkes tune up the story of 1979’s “Candy O” In the Studio.

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.