In The Studio Archives: Classic Rock Interview


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

Bryan Adams-Reckless 30th anniversary

Thirty years ago this month Bryan Adams’ fourth album , Reckless ,  had only just begun spinning off what eventually would be a total of six Top 15 hits, including “Run to You”,”One Night Love Affair”, “Somebody”, “Summer of ’69”, “It’s Only Love” with superstar Tina Turner, and the #1 “ Heaven”. At...
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Queen Forever-Brian May, Roger Taylor

Since Queen has sold more albums and singles than any band since the Beatles (and some estimates claim even more than them ), it is simply not an over- reach to title this new career compilation from forty-plus years of recording Queen Forever. You will not find two more interesting conversationalists about all...
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Double Down on Deluxe Led Zeppelin with Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

Anyone assuming that Led Zeppelin‘s allure was limited to the decade of the Seventies, or even the 20th century, simply has not been paying attention: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction 1995; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2005; a single performance in November 2007 at London’s O2 Arena had six MILLION ticket requests;...
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Don Henley-Building the Perfect Beast 30th Anniversary-Don, Danny Kortchmar

Don Henley released a pivotal song and unforgettable video in his solo career,“The Boys of Summer”, in early Autumn 1984 which created great anticipation for the mothership that followed. His second post-Eagles solo album , Building the Perfect Beast  was indeed a monster but certainly only in a good way, containing “All She Wants...
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Motley Crue-Dr Feelgood 25th Anniversary-Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars

“Wow, so this is what it’s like to watch Monday Night Football without a spike in your arm?” recalls Motley Crue songwriter/ bass player Nikki Sixx about his initial experience with sobriety post-rehab. This was the time twenty-five years ago when he coccooned  from the “Terror in Tinseltown” debauchery for which Motley Crue...
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Damn the Torpedoes 35th Anniversary

Tom Petty reveals the personal battles he and the Heartbreakers had to fight just so that we could enjoy one of the most important rock albums of the last 35 years. Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had been in Dallas in the Fall 1987 when he and...
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Genesis “R-Kive” pt 1-Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

( Big thanks to In the Studio supporter and Genesis expert Chris Schrecker for the correction that Phil Collins was not a band founder, but first appeared on Nursery Cryme).There are several revelations in this Genesis interview  with band members Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford specifically about the initial five studio albums,  1972’s...
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Fleetwood Mac-Tusk 35th anniversary-Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham

Imagine an entire season of the tv “reality series” show Survivor if it had been filmed in a locked down recording studio instead of a remote island, and with guitars instead of spears, and you have the story of Fleetwood Mac‘s 1979 double opus Tusk.  On the eve of Fleetwood Mac’s “On With...
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