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Redbeard Rocks! Halloween Rock Playlist 1

Just for fun, here is over an hour of the obvious, curious, and hard-to-find “monsters of rock”, Halloween rock songs with themes of ghosts, goblins, witches, werewolves, spirits, vampires…but thank goodness, no politicians! Includes AC/DC”Hell’s Bells”, Black Sabbath”Children of the Grave”, Blue Oyster Cult”I Love the Night”, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s version of  Screaming...
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DeadBeard Rocks! More Halloween Rock Playlist 2

Another blood-curdling hour of rock’s scariest! To have the best Trick or Treat soundtrack and the killer Halloween party music, just stream this and part one over your smartphone, pad, or laptop into a portable or your home stereo. How many can you name? – Deadbeard  ...
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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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Cream Singer/ Songwriter Jack Bruce Dead

According to the BBC, one of the great rock voices of all time, Jack Bruce, has died at age 71. Jack Bruce was highly significant in one of rock history’s most important bands as the main vocalist, lyrical  bass player, and main songwriter in the London-based power trio Cream along with Eric Clapton...
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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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