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WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Guitar World editor-in-chief Brad Tolinski, whose new book is Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page.

Dating from their earliest reviews, which were often harsh and misinformed, the members of the legendary rock group Led Zeppelin have always had a complicated relationship with the press.

Peter Criss, the founding drummer of KISS, has written and new memoir, Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of Kiss and he joins us to talk about it.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with rock legend Randy Bachman, who has both shaped the sound of popular music over the past 50 years and served as one of its leading fans and curators, a living torchbearer for a many eras of rock and roll.

A guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer who penned countless hits for The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, Bachman has been the host of Vinyl Tap on satellite radio since 2005, where you can hear his stories of a lifetime in music and the songs he treasures.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Steve Earle, whose solo acoustic tour visits the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on September 30 at 7 p.m.

Earle has long touched his fans with his heartfelt lyrics and versatile voice, and the guitar-wielding son of the South has effortlessly glided between genres over his long career.

Grammy award-winning rockers, Evanescence, play at Tanglewood tomorrow night. The multi-platinum hard rock band, led by Amy Lee’s operatic, passionate vocals, has had the major hits, "Fallen" and “Bring Me To Life,” which snagged the band a Grammy for best hard rock performance. Amy Lee joins us.

Michael Mancuso

Jon Herington, the veteran touring and recording guitarist for Steeley Dan, and the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for the New York City based Jon Herrington Band will be at The Linda on Saturday night.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with rock journalist Dave Thompson, author of Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-Songwriter.

Wilco's Instagram Feed

Our friends in the rock-band, Wilco, are busy guys. In the last year they launched their own label (dBpm) and released their latest album (The Whole Love) on it - this weekend they are kicking off this year's Newport Folk Festival and playing at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY.

WAMC's Ian Pickus sits down with Troy, New York-based photographer and visual artist George Gruel, former road manager for acclaimed musician Warren Zevon and the author of Lawyers, Guns and Photos: Photographs and Tales of My Adventures with Warren Zevon.

Brian Stowell

We welcome Josh Ritter back to the show and speak with him about the paperback release of Bright's Passagehis EP, Bringing in the Darlings;, a recent hea