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 .

Hollywood Vampires- Alice Cooper

The  legend of the original “Hollywood Vampires”, the loose collection of ribald rockers including John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, and Alice Cooper who, in the early Seventies, rarely saw the light of day but raved nightly on the Sunset Strip, provided notorious stories of rock debauchery as well as many charter members...
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David Bowie- Five Years 1969-1973 part 2

Arguably, the sound of the Seventies may have dawned as early as August 1971 with Who’s Next, or as late as April 1973 with Dark Side of the Moon. But with David Bowie‘s June 1972 The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, not only did the exaggerated stereo...
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David Bowie- Five Years 1969-1973 pt 1

Regarding the breakthrough David Bowie 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, In the Studio alum Joe Rhodes writes that six months after its June 1972 release,” …Ziggy Stardust… made David Bowie the hottest rock star on the planet. It was the beginning of Glam Rock’s...
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David Gilmour-Rattle That Lock-with Lyricist Polly Samson

Whether interpreting a Roger Waters‘ second-person rumination from forty years ago on Pink Floyd‘s Wish You Were Here or singing a verse which wife/ lyricist Polly Samson wrote last night, throughout his long illustrious career David Gilmour has sung the thoughts and observations of others. “It takes thought and it takes concentration,” David...
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Robert Cray- Best Of

Ask any of Robert Cray‘s biggest fans ( who include Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, and Jimmie Vaughan ) and they all agree that Cray is the total package: movie star handsome, soulful voice, reserved demeanor, with a stinging guitar style that is much more “Steve Cropper” than “Stevie Ray“. But it...
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Faces- Best- Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Kenney Jones, the late Ian McLagan

“That brings us to the The Faces, the famous drinking group!”, chuckles Rod Stewart in this rare classic rock interview.”That was the problem with The Faces: you could never get us out of the pub!”That may have been the only problem, then, because on any given night between 1970 and 1975, the London-based...
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Band-The Band Best pt 2-Robbie Robertson

There is ample evidence in this conclusion of our two-part In the Studio rockumentary on The Band as to why Robbie Robertson has always been one of my favorite musicians with whom to converse. A great storyteller gifted with rich language skills, The Band’s main songwriter and lead guitarist through seven studio albums...
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The Band- Box Set pt 1- Robbie Robertson

When The Call's main songwriter/singer Michael Been passed away recently , a quote was attributed to him in his obituary where he claimed to have seen The Band in concert at age 18 , which set Been on a life's course of music literally until the day that he died . Watching Martin...
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