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Kansas- Leftoverture- Kerry Livgren, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, Richard Williams, Robbie Steinhardt

In the Fall 1988, Kansas had reunited most of the original band and they were eager to talk, plus key songwriter Kerry Livgren, who had retired from touring in order to become a Georgia farmer, had parked his John Deere and picked up his Les Paul to do some Contemporary Christian solo albums, so suddenly he became available as well to talk about "Leftoverture", the 1976 four million seller from Kansas.

Heart- Dreamboat Annie- Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson

"In the Studio" with Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart for the real rock fairy tale of "Dreamboat Annie".

Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend- Altered Beast- 100% Fun

The news that Intervention Records was staging one to rehab  past Matthew Sweet releases was cause for considerable buzz of a healthy kind in 2018. After all we are talking about Girlfriend,  his 1991 third album which The Village Voice …

Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies

In February 1973 when Alice Cooper's sixth album "Billion Dollar Babies"  went  #1 sales, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being facetious with their hyperbolic predictions about electronic fame's impact on society. We laughed then, but as it turns out, the joke's on us...

Alice Cooper- Love It to Death-Killer

Love It to Death   in April 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

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Best pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

Ronnie Van Zant had a notorious reputation in Lynyrd Skynyrd's Jacksonville Florida hometown as a street fighting, straight razor-toting brawler. As undisputed band leader, Ronnie dealt out intraband discipline in a similar manner , according to lead guitarist the late Ed King here "In the Studio"...