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Who- Quadrophenia 50th- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, the late John Entwistle

Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey join me In the Studio in this interview for the first in a two-part look at "Quadrophenia" at fifty, the last word on Townshend's October 1973 rock opera, which certainly is much more appreciated today than upon its initial release ...(more)
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Who- Quadrophenia 50th- Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, the late John Entwistle pt2

(cont)... As The Who's recognized Quadrophenia auteur , Townshend has assessed their almost half-century of musical creation and found it to be good . Pete is a delightful , witty , thoughtful , and refreshingly honest conversationalist who can easily and effectively examine The Who's epic 1973 opus through a slightly-detached , objective eye which only the passage of time , and maturity , can provide . -Redbeard
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Montrose 50th- Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Ricky Phillips

A "Ronnie Montrose Tribute" featuring classic rock interviews with the late guitarist Ronnie Montrose, plus original Montrose band singer/songwriter Sammy Hagar.  That album and the sadly, final Ronnie Montrose swan song album "10x10" and veteran Styx bass player/ producer Ricky Phillips who joins us here In the Studio.
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Billy Joel- 52nd Street 45th anniversary

It's the 45th anniversary of Billy Joel's "52nd Street". We talked rock'n'roll, from Billy Joel seeing the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show  to British Invasion bands that followed, garage rock, and the New York City punk scene that influencedhis approach after the1978 "52nd Street" album. But we also talked at length about baseball...
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Bon Jovi- New Jersey 35th Anniversary- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

Jersey boys Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora join me here In the Studio for a particularly revealing look behind the curtain at the price of a permanent address in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  on "New Jersey" 's thirty-fifth anniversary.

Moody Blues- In Search of the Lost Chord- Justin Hayward, John Lodge, the late Graeme Edge

The Moody Blues' third album, "In Search of the Lost Chord" released in 1968, unfolded like a sweeping cinematic epic playing in the panorama between your ears. The antithesis of a Top 40 band, nevertheless "In Search of the Lost Chord" contained the progressive rock "Legend of a Mind" as well as "Ride My Seesaw". Justin Hayward, the late Graeme Edge, and John Lodge co-host here In the Studio.
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The Police- Synchronicity 40th Anniversary- Sting, Stewart Copeland

Arguably the finest, yet the  final, fifth studio recording by the Anglo-American trio The Police, "Synchronicity" put the cuffs on an arresting recorded legacy left by the band...Cops of Rock Stewart Copeland and  Sting open this Police inquiry with me  In the Studio  for the definitive classic rock interview regarding the making  of  "Synchronicity" four decades ago.

Kinks- Misfits- Ray Davies

Ray Davies of The Kinks In the Studio for their late Seventies rock revitalization which started with “Sleepwalker” and continued into May 1978's "Misfits".
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Joe Walsh- The Smoker You Drink…/ But Seriously Folks

Joe Walsh busts out of Cleveland-based The James Gang and heads west, making rock history along the Rocky Mountain way. Joe Walsh and I are Buckeyes in exile here In the Studio.on the dual anniversaries of "The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get" and "But Seriously Folks".
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David Bowie- Let’s Dance

"Let's Dance"  was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1983, and if David could have moonwalked like Michael Jackson, Bowie probably would have won. it was no surprise that multi-media maven David Bowie, who seemed tailor-made then for the dawn of the MTV era in America when "Let's Dance"  was released, would later be among the first to embrace computer-generated gaming and virtual reality, which David discussed at length here, reprised on the album's fortieth anniversary.