These are the interviews from the most recent editions of the weekly national radio broadcast of In The Studio .

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Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies 45th Anniversary

In February 1973 Alice Cooper's sixth album Billion Dollar Babies was released, eventually going to the  #1 sales perch in both the US and UK. Forty-five years ago, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being…
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Van Halen 40th anniversary- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony

The four original members of Van Halen, guitarist/songwriter Eddie Van Halen, big brother drummer Alex Van Halen, lead singer/lyricist David Lee Roth, and ex-bass player/backing vocalist Michael Anthony are all unanimous in this classic rock…
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Journey- Frontiers 35th Anniversary- Neal Schon, John Cain, Steve Perry

When you are as talented, top-heavy with songwriters, and as hard working as Journey was from 1978 to 1983, a lot can happen in five years. You see, it was only five years time after their fourth album, Infinity,  broke the band until  the…
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Journey- Infinity 40th Anniversary- Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Steve Perry

And in band co-founder Gregg Rolie, "Journey already had a lead singer," Steve Perry emphasizes." I wasn't brought in to replace anyone."
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Def Leppard-Pyromania 35th anniversary-Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rick Savage

It has been a wonderful personal experience to watch the sweet, kind, grounded guys in the Sheffield England band Def Leppard grow up literally in public. I had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing several of the band members in Memphis…

Moody Blues' Co-Founder Ray Thomas Dies Before Hall of Fame Induction

So saddened to see that Rolling Stone magazine has reported the death at 76 of Moody Blues co-founder/ flautist Ray Thomas last week. This is yet another example of  why it is bad form for the Rock Hall to wait unmercifully long to recognize…
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Bryan Adams- Cuts Like a Knife 35th Anniversary Interview

Bryan Adams interview to mark the 35th anniversary of his breakthrough album "Cuts Like a Knife" from January 1983
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Aerosmith 45th Anniversary- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton

This interview is a real treat because you will hear Aerosmith lifers Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton reminiscing about pre-Aerosmith hopes and dreams forty-five years ago on the eve of their debut release; not fitting in and "feeling…
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Phil Collins- Hello I Must Be Going 35th Anniversary

Phil Collins is keenly aware that there is a basic tenet of physics that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and without a doubt that immutable law applies to popular music as well. It happened to Elton John, Rod Stewart,…
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Jackson Browne- Running On Empty 40th anniversary

In 1977, highly-acclaimed Southern California singer/songwriter Jackson Browne found himself to be a new dad, a suddenly single parent, and a widower following the suicide of his wife. Conventional wisdom would assume that any one of those three…