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J Geils Band- Freeze Frame 40th- Peter Wolf

Prior to the Fall 1981 release Freeze Frame , Boston's J Geils Band had released ten albums while touring relentlessly. Yet the hard-driving jump'n'jiving lead singer Peter Wolf admits that all they really had to show for the effort was half a million dollars in debt....(more)
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Kansas- Leftoverture 45th- Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, Richard Williams

By 1976, it was go big or go home for this intrepid six-man band from Topeka, Kansas. Because of the hit "Carry On Wayward Son" ( submitted by the prolific Kerry Livgren even as the band was packing up to leave rehearsals ) and radio hits "Miracles Out of Nowhere","The Wall", "Cheyenne Anthem", and "What's On My Mind ", Leftoverture   gave Kansas rock statehood to the tune of over four million sold. Livgren is joined by Richard Williams, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, & the late original Kansas violinist/singer Robbie Steinhardt here In the Studio.
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Police- Ghost in the Machine 40th- Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers

By the time October 1981 's fourth Police album "Ghost in the Machine"  was dispatched, the exposed roots and influences shown by the London-based trio founded by Yankee drummer Stewart Copeland, who had emerged from the dying embers of the Punk Rock scene there, were more Miles and Mingus than Johnny Rotten. "Ghost in the Machine" topped the UK sales chart, #2 on Billboard  album chart, over three million copies sold in America alone, and Rolling Stone  magazine ranking it at #322 on their Top 500 Albums of All Time list. Police commissioner Stewart Copeland and six-string sharpshooter Andy Summers are your personal Ghost...busters in this classic rock interview.
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Boston- Third Stage 35th- Tom Scholz

"Third Stage" Boston comeback album released in September 1986 put up spectacular numbers in popularity, with three Top 20 hits on Billboard including "Cant'cha Say","We're Ready", and the #1 "Amanda", all helping to blast the album to #1 sales. Boston bandleader Tom Scholz, my guest, also brought free-agency to the music business.

Loverboy- Get Lucky 40th Anniversary- Mike Reno, Paul Dean

So when their sophomore effort "Get Lucky"  came out in Fall 1981, these Canadian rockers Loverboy were the right band at the right time. North American rock radio was waiting in anticipation for"Working for the Weekend", along with "When It's Over", "Jump" co-written by fellow countryman Bryan Adams, "Gangs in the Street", and "Take Me to the Top". Lead singer Mike Reno and guitarist Paul Dean recall how nice guys don't finish last in this  In The Studio  classic rock interview.
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Bryan Adams- Waking Up the Neighbours 30th Anniversary

Bryan Adams sold 16,000,000 copies worldwide of Waking Up the Neighbours since 1991, it starts to take up some real estate on the page. In this week's classic rock interview, diplomat's son Bryan reminds us that he had a passport before he had a guitar.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Things Goin’ On- acoustic 3-93 Dallas

"Things Goin' On", a song that appeared on the "Pronounced"  album. This acoustic performance of it on Q102 in Dallas March 24,1993 features current Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Johnny Van Zant plus two original Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarists, Gary Rossington and the late Ed King
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Boston 45th Anniversary- Tom Scholz, the late Brad Delp

In the Summer of 1975, a year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history, the band Boston did not even exist . A year later Tom Scholz's seven year basement tapes would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits ...(more) Tom Scholz is my guest for Boston's 45th anniversary.
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Bon Jovi- Slippery When Wet 35th- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

On its 35th anniversary, Bon Jovi's third album "Slippery When Wet" has a worldwide sales estimate since then : 28,000,000 copies. It is impossible to overstate how massively popular Bon Jovi's third album, "Slippery When Wet", was...Jon Bon Jovi and original guitarist/co-writer Richie Sambora are my guests.
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Metallica- Black Album 30th- James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

For its thirtieth anniversary, "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.