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Bob Seger- Live Bullet 45th Anniversary

"It took me twelve years to make that album Live Bullet ," Bob Seger  solemnly emphasizes to me in this classic rock interview to mark the forty-fifth anniversary of that release from Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band in April 1976. This  may be the only six million-seller in history which failed to make the Top Thirty in sales when initially released.
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Van Halen- 5150- Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, the late Eddie Van Halen

For the 35th anniversary, the late Eddie Van Halen's interview In the Studio is included with Sammy Hagar, brother Alex Van Halen, & Michael Anthony for the story of "5150".
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Alice Cooper- Love It to Death 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago,"Love It to Death" in March 1971 may have been the the third album by the band Alice Cooper, but that doesn't change the fact that nobody bought the first two. By December of that same year, EVERYBODY had heard "I'm Eighteen" off of Love It to Death ,  and Alice Cooper had written and recorded a soon-to-be-classic additional full album, Killer .And it was
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R.E.M.- Out of Time 30th- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills

It is clear on the thirtieth anniversary of R.E.M.'s "Out of Time" album that the song from it, "Losing My Religion", has weathered the time in between exceedingly well. "Pop culture, particularly in the US, everything comes and goes in cycles, as things do," points out R.E.M. singer/ lyricist Michael Stipe, "which we all realize as we all grow older and wiser, whether it's politics or music or pop culture...I always wanted to have a song that would be considered 'the song of the Summer'. As it was, that song kind of became the song of the year," he chuckled. Ten million copies sold and three Grammy Awards later, nobody could argue the case.

Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees 45th Anniversary

It is the forty-fifth anniversary of Boz Scaggs "Silk Degrees" , one of the albums which musically defined America's bicentennial year in much the same way as "Frampton Comes Alive", "Fly Like an Eagle" and "Year of the Cat". More accurately this Boz Scaggs interview falls under "Ultra Rare", as the Dallas Texas native, long residing in the San Francisco Bay wine country, has led one of the more private lives in contemporary music.

Sting- The Soul Cages 30th Anniversary

The Sting and I...We had already done multiple interviews when he was in The Police and now Sting had just released his third solo album by the time we reconvened to discuss "The Soul Cages" in 1991. Sting had lost both parents by then, the most recent  his father, and was clearly wrestling with his star ascending amidst pain and personal loss.
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Van Halen II- Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, the late Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen has passed away from cancer, only 65. Cancer kills and smoking causes it.

Foghat- Fool for the City 45th- Lonesome Dave Peverett, Rod Price

"Fool for the City", with the title song plus "Slow Ride", dominated American FM airplay from its release in September 1975 all through the following year ( #20 Billboard ). This is a bittersweet edition of In the Studio  as both of my guests, Foghat co-founding guitarist/singer/songwriter Lonesome Dave Peverett and slide guitarist/songwriter Rod Price, have since passed away
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Moody Blues- A Question of Balance 50th- Justin Hayward, John Lodge

The Moody Blues' sixth album, "A Question of Balance", released fifty summers ago, unfolded like a sweeping cinematic epic playing in the panorama between your ears. The antithesis of a Top 40 band, nevertheless "A Question of Balance"  contained the dynamic hit "Question" plus "Dawning is the Day","How is It We Are Here","It's Up to You", and the classic "Melancholy Man". Justin Hayward and John Lodge co-host here In the Studio

Loverboy 40th Anniversary- Mike Reno, Paul Dean

In 1980, the Canadian rockers Loverboy went from my throwaway pile outside my ROCK 103 Memphis office door to the #13-selling album on "Billboard" Album Chart, no thanks to one of the all-time worst album covers ever.