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

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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…
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Rush- A Farewell to Kings 40th Anniversary- Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson

The first thing that quickly becomes obvious when diving into the expanded 1978 live bonus concert  spread out across two discs which now bolsters the deluxe edition of the original fifth studio album A Farewell to Kings   by Rush  is just…
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Queen- News of the World 40th Anniversary- Brian May, Neal Preston

As I was preparing the accurate context of Queen's place in the rock constellation upon the release of November 1977's News of the World,  I stumbled upon another website's contention that "In the autumn of 1977, it looked as if Queen's reign…
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Doors- Strange Days 50th Anniversary

The Doors knew it then in 1967, and boy do we know it today fifty years later, too. Strange Days  was released barely nine months after The Doors'  debut opened up a meteoric new star in the rock galaxy, and if anything the tune stack is even…
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AC/DC- Highway to Hell- Angus Young, the late Malcolm Young

AC/DC original lead singer Bon Scott's generous body art and ear studs, plus his affable demeanor, made Scott appear less like a rock singer and more like a character out of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick"...

AC/DC- Back in Black as Co-Founding Brother Malcolm Young Dies

Angus Young may have been chosen early on to be the focal point of AC/DC , but big brother Malcolm has always been the heart and soul of this band , becoming even more so after the death of Bon Scott in 1980 ...(more)
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George Harrison- Cloud Nine 30th anniversary

To borrow from the Rob Reiner/Billy Crystal/Meg Ryan hit movie of the day When Harry Met Sally,  George Harrison's Cloud Nine   comeback album thirty years ago could alternately be titled "When Harri(son) Met Lynne". By 1987, Jeff Lynne had…
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Moody Blues- Days of Future Passed 50th- Justin Hayward, John Lodge Interview

Heartiest congratulations to Justin, John, and Graeme for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!! On its golden anniversary, the many myths surviving the Moody Blues' groundbreaking November 1967 second album Days of Future Passed…
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Meat Loaf- Bat Out of Hell 40th Anniversary Interview

Meeting Meat Loaf head on in the narrow hallway outside the ROCK 103/ Memphis control room at midnight "on a hot summer night" in 1978 left an unforgettable image. His debut album Bat Out of Hell   had been building slowly over the ten months…
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Kansas-Point of Know Return 40th anniversary- Phil Ehart, Richard Williams

With back-to-back quadruple platinum albums Leftoverture   in 1976 and Point of Know Return  barely eighteen months later, the band Kansas was assured of permanent statehood in rock history. Formed organically as a" band of brothers" in Topeka,…