In The Studio: Classic Rock Interview

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

Pete Townshend- Face the Face

The mid-Eighties was a most difficult time for the titans of rock's Second Generation. It was the only time in the last half century when every one of the British superstar bands which had dominated the Seventies, i.e. the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who, were no longer recording, touring,...
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Metallica- Black Album 25th Anniversary- James Hetfield,Kirk Hammett

On the 25th anniversary of Metallica (affectionately known as "The Black Album" in the same way The Beatles had been dubbed "The White Album"),we show in this classic rock interview with Metallica's lead singer/songwriter James Hetfield and lead guitarist Kirk Hammett how the band sits atop the family tree of hard rock/heavy...
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Boston- Boston 40th Anniversary-Tom Scholz

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)...
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Bon Jovi- Slippery When Wet 30th Anniversary- Jon Bon Jovi

...Bon Jovi's third album Slippery When Wet three decades ago, it helps to write out the worldwide sales estimate since then : 28,000,000 copies. No hyperbole here, it is impossible to overstate how massively popular Bon Jovi's third album, Slippery When Wet, was......
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The Who- Who’s Next 45th Anniversary- Pete Townshend

Regardless of your hopes in this bizarre year of Brexit and US presidential politics that resemble a Mexican soap opera, my guest Pete Townshend reveals great insights into the ageless musical triumph on Who's Next, including the songs "Baba O'Riley","Bargain","Going Mobile","Behind Blue Eyes","Getting in Tune", and "Won't Get Fooled Again"......
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Stevie Nicks- Bella Donna 35th Anniversary

...(cont) But as you will hear in this In The Studio classic rock interview , long before she became a star as a solo performer; before she and her musical partner( then lover) Lindsey Buckingham helped to transform the British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac into one of the top-selling groups of all...
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Into the Great Wide Open 25th Anniversary

Two significant events informed the songwriting on 1991's Into the Great Wide Open , Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' first post-Traveling Wilburys/Full Moon Fever effort with his own band. First,Tom turned forty. "I'll probably look back at this as some kind of mid-life crisis album," Petty chuckles ,"and go ,'God, I should've just...
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Emerson, Lake, & Palmer- Anthology- Greg Lake, Carl Palmer

...Carl Palmer and Greg Lake tell the tale of the groundbreaking 1970 debut containing "Knife Edge","Take a Pebble", and the hit "Lucky Man", plus the ahead-of-its-time opus Tarkus in 1971, with archival comments from the late Keith Emerson....
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Emerson, Lake, & Palmer- Anthology pt 2- Greg Lake, Carl Palmer

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer‘s third studio album, and fourth overall in barely two years,  was entitled Trilogy coming in Spring 1972, a high watermark peak for Progressive Rock’s quality as well as massive popularity ( see sidebar link below ). “Lucky Man” from their debut may have remained their most famous song, and...
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