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This week on the Richard Crouse Show, the Classic Rock Special! It’s August, and for many people the soundtrack to the late summer is classic rock, so I thought I’d take a trip through the vault and give some of my favorite interviews with classic rockers another spin.

We’ll meet Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and bassist Tom Petersson who talk about the early days of the band and finding success in Japan. Ace Frehley, the original lead guitarist and co-founding member of KISS stops by to talk about working with his former band, his new music and why he doesn’t approve of all of the KISS merchandise that features his image. Liberty DeVitto, author of the memoir Liberty: “Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness” talks about the thirty years he spent playing drums for Billy Joel. We talk about how they met and get some inside scoop. For instance, did you know Only the Good Die Young was written as a reggae song? Finally, we meet John Lennon’s personal photographer Bob Gruen. The legendary photographer opens up about taking famous pictures of every rock ‘n roll star from David Bowie and Led Zeppelin to The Clash and The Sex Pistols.

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Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 1.42.28 PMWelcome to the House of Crouse. Do you know where you were on July 8, 1977? I do. I was fourteen years old at the Halifax Forum gearing up to see KISS’s Love Gun tour with opening act Cheap Trick. It was my first big rock show and I remember it as if it was yesterday and not almost 40 years ago. A lot has changed since then… I don’t have braces anymore for instance… but one thing hasn’t. With 20 Million Albums sold, 40 gold & platinum Certifications for 16 studio albums, Cheap Trick is still rocking as hard as they did when they made my fourteen year old braces rattle. Recently inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame and with a new album called Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello available now, founding members Rick Nielsen (lead guitar) and Tom Petersson (bass guitar) join me at the House of Crouse.