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 .

Robin Trower-Bridge of Sighs 40th Anniversary

Apparently Robin Trower’s Bridge of Sighs album released forty Aprils past is held in high esteem by more than just me. If you really were paying attention prior to 1974, you might have noticed Robin Trower’s muscular, bluesy guitar on English art rocker Procol Harum‘s Home and Broken Barricades albums, albeit tantalizingly brief,...
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Steely Dan-Aja-Donald Fagen, Walter Becker Announce 2014 Tour

Those two purveyors of progressive pop, rock, and jazz in Steely Dan, singer/piano player Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker, return this Summer in concert with a  hipster-cool evening of music.Check out the dates and cities below while listening to Donald and Walter discuss  Aja,  such a high water mark in latter day...
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Tom Petty-Full Moon Fever 25th Anniversary

Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had been in Dallas in the Fall 1987 when he and the Heartbreakers had toured supporting Bob Dylan. Petty had his first wife and daughters with him on the tour because they were quite literally homeless after an arsonist had set...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping 40th Anniversary-Gary Rossington,Ed King

Sure, the Lynyrd Skynyrd legend inevitably circles back to their first album Pronounced and the epic “Free Bird”, but don’t let revisionist history fool you: this April 1974 follow-up, Second Helping, is the incredibly strong album which busted them wide open, & not just because of the rebel singalong “Sweet Home Alabama”. Just...
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KISS-Best Of-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons

There are a flurry of new developments in the now forty year saga of KISS, and regardless of whether you think the frottage foursome are rock gods or demons doesn’t change the fact that a complete catalog reissue series on vinyl is underway; a forty song double CD Best Of KISS is coming...
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Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary pt 2 w/Elton,Bernie Taupin

This is the conclusion of the interviews with Sir Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin on the fortieth anniversary of the blockbuster double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which includes a segment on the remake of “Candle in the Wind ’97″, the biggest-selling recording in history. Photo left of Elton John performing last...
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Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary-Elton,Bernie Taupin

With Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin, this double album masterpiece is a virtual greatest hits package unto itself with “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”,”Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Bennie and the Jets”,”Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting”,”Harmony”, and the original “Candle in the Wind”. Ranked at #91 on Rolling Stone magazines Top...
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Supertramp-Breakfast in America 35th Anniversary-Roger Hodgson

On the eve of Supertramp‘s international blockbuster Breakfast in America 35 years ago, none of us outside the Brit ex-pat band’s tight inner circle living in suburban Los Angeles had any reason to see it coming. Sure, their U.S. label patiently had given them the time to cook up something popular over the...
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Pink Floyd-The Division Bell 20th Anniversary-David Gilmour,Nick Mason

 Listening to this interview, one of the last ever with the late gentle and fragile original Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright, you would have no indication of the circumstances under which we had this conversation. In mid-March 1994 I had been driven to a decommissioned Air Force base in the California desert at...
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