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Friday 7/30/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Smash Mouth – Astro Lounge (1999)

Astro Lounge is the second studio album by the American rock band Smash Mouth, released on June 8, 1999 by Interscope Records. It includes the single “All Star”, arguably the group’s most well-known song, which reached number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Three other singles were released from the album, including “Waste” and “Then the Morning Comes”.

  1. “Who’s There” 3:33
  2. “Diggin’ Your Scene” 3:10
  3. “I Just Wanna See” 3:45
  4. “Waste” 3:27
  5. “All Star” 3:21
  6. “Satellite” 3:39
  7. “Radio” 3:21
  8. “Stoned” 4:10
  9. “Then the Morning Comes” 3:04
  10. “Road Man” 2:31
  11. “Fallen Horses” 4:06
  12. “Defeat You” 3:54
  13. “Come On, Come On” 2:33
  14. “Home” 3:12
  15. “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby” 2:30

Steve Harwell – lead vocals
Paul De Lisle – bass, backing vocals
Greg Camp – guitars, backing vocals
Kevin Coleman – drums, percussion
Michael Klooster – keyboards, programming, backing vocals
Mark Camp – sci-fi stylings (turntables, effects)
John Gove – trombone
Dana Pfeffer – xylophone
Eric Valentine – additional keyboards, vibraphone
DJ Homicide – turntables on “Stoned”

Friday 7/30/21 12am ET: Feature LP: AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)

Back in Black is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC. It was released on July 25, 1980 by Albert Productions and Atlantic Records. It is the band’s first album to feature lead singer Brian Johnson, following the death of previous lead singer Bon Scott.

After the commercial breakthrough of their 1979 album Highway to Hell, AC/DC was planning to record a follow-up, but in February 1980, Scott died from alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge. Instead of disbanding, they decided to continue on and recruited Johnson, who was previously vocalist for Geordie.

The album was composed by Johnson, Angus and Malcolm Young, and recorded over seven weeks in the Bahamas from April to May 1980 with producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, who had worked on their previous album. Following its completion, the group mixed Back in Black at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The album’s all-black cover was designed as a “sign of mourning” for Scott.

As their sixth international studio release, Back in Black was an unprecedented success. It has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, and is one of the best-selling albums in music history. The band supported the album with a yearlong world tour, cementing them among the most popular music acts of the early 1980s. The album also received positive critical reception during its initial release, and it has since been included on numerous lists of “greatest” albums. Since its original release, the album has been reissued and remastered multiple times, most recently for digital distribution. On December 9, 2019, it was certified 25x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

1. “Hells Bells” 5:10
2. “Shoot to Thrill” 5:17
3. “What Do You Do for Money Honey” 3:33
4. “Given the Dog a Bone” 3:30
5. “Let Me Put My Love into You” 4:16

1. “Back in Black” 4:14
2. “You Shook Me All Night Long” 3:30
3. “Have a Drink on Me” 3:57
4. “Shake a Leg” 4:06
5. “Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” 4:15

Brian Johnson – lead vocals
Angus Young – lead guitar
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals
Phil Rudd – drums

Thursday 7/29/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Zac Brown Band

Zachary “Zac” Alexander Brown born on July 31, 1978, in Atlanta, Georgia, is co-founder and lead singer of the Zac Brown Band. He was raised on Lake Lanier by his mother, Bettye, and stepfather Dr. Jody Moses, a dentist in Cumming, Georgia. The 11th of 12 children, Brown attended Mashburn Elementary School in Cumming; Lakeview Academy in Gainesville, Georgia; and South Forsyth High School in Cumming. He later moved to Dahlonega, Georgia, at age 17, where he graduated from Lumpkin County High School.

Brown was given his mother’s guitar at age 8, and one of his stepfather’s patients was enlisted to teach him classical guitar. He completed two years of lessons, but soon after developed a love for bluegrass music while playing with his father and brother on weekend visits. In his mid-teens, Brown spent almost a year being tutored by a vocal coach from his church in Cumming.

While still in high school, with James Taylor as his inspiration, Brown began playing solo gigs in local venues, performing country and pop cover songs. Brown attended the University of West Georgia, where he became a member of the Zeta Kappa chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. He was also a camp counselor at Camp Mikell in Toccoa, Georgia, and Camp Glisson, a United Methodist summer camp and retreat center located in Dahlonega, Georgia.

In 2018, Zac and his wife Shelly ended their 12 year marriage. They have four daughters and a son.

Zac Brown Band is an American country/rock band based in Atlanta, Georgia. The lineup consists of Zac Brown (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, guitar, baritone guitar, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, vocals), Coy Bowles (guitar, keyboards), Chris Fryar (drums), Clay Cook (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, steel guitar, vocals), Matt Mangano (bass guitar), and Daniel de los Reyes (percussion).

The band has released seven studio albums along with two live albums, one greatest-hits album, and two extended plays. They have also 16 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay chart, of which 13 have reached number 1. Their first album, The Foundation, is certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, while its follow-ups, You Get What You Give and Uncaged, are certified platinum. Artists with whom they have collaborated include Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, Kid Rock, Jason Mraz, Dave Grohl, Chris Cornell, Brandi Carlile, and Avicii.

Thursday 7/29/21 1am ET: Feature LP: T-Rex – Electric Warrior (1971)

Electric Warrior released September 24, 1971 ans is an album by Marc Bolan’s band T. Rex, their sixth since their debut as Tyrannosaurus Rex in 1968, and their second under the name T. Rex. The album marked a turning point in the band’s sound, moving away from the folk-oriented music of the group’s previous albums and pioneering a flamboyant, pop-friendly take on electric rock & roll known as glam rock.

The album reached number 1 on the UK charts and became the best selling album of 1971. The single “Get It On” reached the top ten in the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Retitled “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” by the US record company, it also became the band’s only hit in North America.

Electric Warrior has since received acclaim as a pivotal release of the glam rock movement. It had a profound influence on later musicians of different genres.

  1. “Mambo Sun” 3:40
  2. “Cosmic Dancer” 4:30
  3. “Jeepster” 4:12
  4. “Monolith” 3:49
  5. “Lean Woman Blues” 3:02
  6. “Get It On” 4:27
  7. “Planet Queen” 3:13
  8. “Girl” 2:32
  9. “The Motivator” 4:00
  10. “Life’s a Gas” 2:24
  11. “Rip Off” 3:40
  12. “There Was a Time” 1:00
  13. “Raw Ramp” 4:16
  14. “Planet Queen (Acoustic Version)” 3:00
  15. “Hot Love” 4:59
  16. “Woodland Rock” 2:24
  17. “King of the Mountain Cometh” 3:57

Marc Bolan – vocals, guitar
Mickey Finn – congas, bongos, vocals
Steve Currie – bass guitar
Bill Legend – drums, tambourine
Howard Kaylan – backing vocals
Mark Volman – backing vocals
Rick Wakeman – keyboards on “Get It On”
Ian McDonald – saxophone
Burt Collins – flugelhorn

Thursday 7/29/21 12am ET: Feature LP: ZZ Top – Eliminator (1983)

Eliminator is the eighth studio album by American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983, by Warner Bros. Records. Recorded in Tennessee during 1982, the album was produced by the band’s manager Bill Ham and peaked at the top of the charts in many countries. “Gimme All Your Lovin'”, “Got Me Under Pressure”, “Sharp Dressed Man”, “TV Dinners”, and “Legs” were released as singles. A Diamond certified album, Eliminator is ZZ Top’s most commercially successful release, with sales of over 10 million copies in the United States alone.

The band wanted to expand on the synthesizer sound of their 1981 album El Loco. Influenced by new wave, Eliminator′s tracks were recorded with a combination of the synthesizer, drum machine and sequencer. The album used music videos as successful promotional tools — the videos for “Gimme All Your Lovin'”, “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs” received regular rotation on MTV and helped the band gain popularity with a teenage fan base. A customized 1933 Ford coupe, depicted on the album cover, could be seen in the videos. Following Eliminator′s release, ZZ Top embarked on a worldwide concert tour.

Often considered ZZ Top’s most popular release, the record was ranked at number 398 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and was listed at number 39 in The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80s.

After the success of “Legs”, Eliminator was reissued with the song’s edited single remix replacing the original version. The single remix was also used on many CD pressings. CDs manufactured in Germany by Record Service Alsdorf still used the original album mix. In 2008, Eliminator was remastered and reissued, with the addition of bonus tracks and a DVD containing music videos and live performances. The original version of “Legs” was included, while the single mix of the song remained on the album as a bonus track.

  1. “Gimme All Your Lovin'” 3:59
  2. “Got Me Under Pressure” 3:59
  3. “Sharp Dressed Man” 4:13
  4. “I Need You Tonight” 6:14
  5. “I Got the Six” 2:52
  6. “Legs” 4:35
  7. “Thug” Gibbons, Hill, Beard, Linden Hudson 4:17
  8. “TV Dinners” 3:50
  9. “Dirty Dog” 4:05
  10. “If I Could Only Flag Her Down” 3:40
  11. “Bad Girl” 3:16
  12. “Legs” (Dance Mix) 7:48

Billy Gibbons – guitars, vocals
Dusty Hill – bass, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on “I Got the Six” and “Bad Girl”
Frank Beard – drums, percussion
Jimi Jamison – backing vocals
Terry Manning – synthesizers, drum machine, engineer

Wednesday 7/28/21 8pm ET: In Memoriam / Artist Countdown: ZZ Top – Top 30 Hits

Dusty Hill passed away July 28, 2021

ZZ Top, an American blues rock band. They have released 15 studio albums, four live albums, seven compilation albums and 44 singles and has sold over 25 million albums in the US with additional sales internationally.

1Viva Las Vegas1992
2Gimme All Your Lovin’1983
3Sleeping Bag1985
4Doubleback1990
5Legs1984
6Sharp Dressed Man1983
7Rough Boy1986
8Pincushion1994
9Stages1985
10Velcro Fly1986
11Give It Up1991
12Got Me Under Pressure1983
13My Head’s in Mississippi1990
14La Grange1973
15What’s Up with That1996
16Breakaway1994
17TV Dinners1983
18Tush1975
19Tube Snake Boogie1981
20Concrete and Steel1990
21Can’t Stop Rockin’1985
22Gun Love1992
23She’s Just Killing Me1996
24Fearless Boogie1999
25Decision or Collision1991
26Delirious1986
27Woke Up with Wood1986
28Bang Bang1996
29Girl in a T-Shirt1994
30Pearl Necklace1981

In Memoriam: Dusty Hill (1949 – 2021)

Joseph Michael “Dusty” Hill (May 19, 1949 – July 28, 2021) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the bassist and secondary lead vocalist of the American rock group ZZ Top; he also played keyboards with the band. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of ZZ Top, in 2004.

Hill, his brother, and future fellow ZZ Top member Frank Beard played in local Dallas bands the Warlocks, the Cellar Dwellers, and American Blues. From 1966 to 1968, American Blues played the Dallas-Fort Worth-Houston circuit. In 1969, Hill was a member of a fake version of the British band The Zombies with Beard.

In 1968, the band decided to leave the Dallas–Fort Worth area and relocate to Houston. At this time, however, Rocky Hill wanted to focus on “straight blues”, while Dusty wanted the band to rock more. Rocky left the band and Dusty and Beard moved to Houston, joining guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons of Houston psychedelic-rockers Moving Sidewalks in the recently formed ZZ Top just after they released their first single in 1969. Hill played bass and keyboards the bad and was secondary lead vocalist.

Hill’s on-screen appearances include Back to the Future Part III, Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme, WWE Raw and Deadwood, and as himself in the 11th-season episode of King of the Hill, “Hank Gets Dusted”, in which Hank Hill is said to be Dusty’s cousin. He also made an appearance on The Drew Carey Show as himself auditioning for a spot in Drew’s band, but is rejected because of his attachment to his trademark beard which he refers to as a ‘Texas Goatee’.

In 2000 he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, and as a result, ZZ Top canceled their European tour. Hill resumed work in 2002.

Hill was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of ZZ Top, in 2004.

On July 28, 2021, Hill died in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas, aged 72. His death was announced by his ZZ Top bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard.

In Memoriam: Nathan Jonas Jordison (1975 – 2021)

Nathan Jonas “Joey” Jordison (April 26, 1975 – July 26, 2021) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of the metal band Slipknot as well as guitarist for horror punk band Murderdolls.

Jordison grew up in Des Moines, Iowa with his parents and two sisters, and was given his first drum kit at the age of 8. He performed with many bands early in his career; then in the summer of 1995, he joined the group The Pale Ones, which would later change their name to Slipknot. Jordison played in Slipknot since their formation until his departure from the band in December 2013. Of Slipknot’s nine-member lineup, which lasted from 1999–2010, Joey was the third to join the band. He was the drummer and founder of Scar the Martyr, which formed in 2013 and disbanded in 2016.

With Slipknot, Jordison performed on four studio albums, and produced the live album 9.0: Live. Outside his major projects, Jordison performed with other metal groups such as Rob Zombie, Metallica, Korn, Ministry, Otep, and Satyricon. Jordison was also known for his session work, which includes performances on many albums for many artists. Jordison used several drum brands including Pearl and ddrum. Before his death, he was playing for the band Sinsaenum.

In a January 2018 interview (later published in the March 2018 edition of Rhythm magazine) Jordison talked about suffering from acute transverse myelitis with symptoms starting in 2010, but not being diagnosed for a long time. This progressed to the loss of use of his left leg. The neurological disease had temporarily cost him the use of his legs and caused him to be unable to play the drums before rehabilitation. He recovered with the aid of medical help and intensive work in the gym.

On July 26, 2021, Jordison died in his sleep at the age of 46.

Wednesday 7/28/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Collective Soul – Dosage (1999)

Dosage is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band Collective Soul. The album was released on Atlantic Records on February 9, 1999 and peaked at #21 on the Billboard albums chart. The album’s title was derived from a catchphrase they used to describe burnout after their previous tour.

The first single from the album, “Heavy”, gave the band another #1 hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and spent a then record-breaking 15 weeks on the top spot. “Heavy” was also featured in the opening of the video game NHL 2001 and in the 2014 Golden Corral ad. The second single released, “Run”, also gained broad mainstream radioplay and was featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 film Varsity Blues.

Over nine years after the album’s release, the single “Tremble for My Beloved” was featured in the 2008 film Twilight and its accompanying soundtrack.

In 2012, the band performed the album in its entirety (save “Dandy Life”) during their Dosage Tour.

  1. “Tremble for My Beloved” 3:52
  2. “Heavy” 2:56
  3. “No More, No Less” 5:18
  4. “Needs” 5:21
  5. “Slow” 3:32
  6. “Dandy Life” 4:03
  7. “Run” 4:35
  8. “Generate” 3:33
  9. “Compliment” 3:01
  10. “Not the One” 3:49
  11. “Crown” (“Crown” ends at 5:06. A hidden track entitled “She Said” starts at 5:59 after 53 seconds of silence.) 10:16

Ross Childress – lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Dandy Life”
Shane Evans – drums, percussion
Ed Roland – lead vocals, guitar, keyboard
Dean Roland – rhythm guitar
Will Turpin – bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals
Anthony J. Resta – programming, synthesizers, drum loops, Mellotron

Wednesday 7/28/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Madman Across The Water (1971)

Madman Across the Water is the fourth studio album by Elton John, released November 5, 1971 through DJM and Uni Records. The album was his third album to be released in 1971, at which point John had been rising to prominence as a popular music artist. The album contains 9 tracks, each composed and performed by John and with lyrics written by songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.

There were two singles released from Madman Across the Water, “Levon” and “Tiny Dancer.” It was certified gold in February 1972, followed by platinum in March 1993, and 2× platinum in August 1998 by the RIAA. The album was included in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

  1. “Tiny Dancer” 6:17
  2. “Levon” 5:22
  3. “Razor Face” 4:42
  4. “Madman Across the Water” 5:57
  5. “Indian Sunset” 6:47
  6. “Holiday Inn” 4:17
  7. “Rotten Peaches” 4:58
  8. “All the Nasties” 5:09
  9. “Goodbye” 1:49

Elton John – acoustic piano, vocals
Brian Dee – harmonium (2)
Rick Wakeman – Hammond organ (3, 4, 7)
Jack Emblow – accordion (3)
Diana Lewis – ARP synthesizer (4, 7)
Caleb Quaye – electric guitar (1, 2, 3), acoustic guitar (6)
B. J. Cole – steel guitar (1)
Davey Johnstone – acoustic guitar (1, 4, 7), mandolin (6), sitar (6)
Chris Spedding – electric guitar (4), slide guitar (7)
David Glover – bass guitar (1, 3, 6)
Brian Odgers – bass guitar (2)
Herbie Flowers – bass guitar (4, 5, 7)
Chris Laurence – double bass (5)
Dee Murray – backing vocals (1, 6, 7), bass guitar (8)
Roger Pope – drums (1, 3, 6)
Barry Morgan – drums (2)
Terry Cox – drums (4, 5, 7)
Nigel Olsson – backing vocals (1, 6, 7), drums (8)
Ray Cooper – percussion (4), tambourine (7, 8)
Paul Buckmaster – orchestral arrangements and conductor (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
David Katz – orchestra contractor (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Tony Burrows – backing vocals (1, 6, 7)
Roger Cook – backing vocals (1, 6, 7)
Lesley Duncan – backing vocals (1, 6, 7)
Barry St. John – backing vocals (1, 6, 7)
Terry Steele – backing vocals (1, 6, 7)
Liza Strike – backing vocals (1, 6, 7)
Sue and Sunny – backing vocals (1, 6, 7)
Cantores em Ecclesia Choir – backing vocals (5, 8)
Robert Kirby – choir director (5, 8)