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30 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’

On May 15, 1987, Motley Crue released their 'Girls, Girls, Girls' album.

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25 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Guns N’ Roses and Metallica were not only sitting pretty at the dawn of the '90s, they decided kick it up a notch.

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Bruce Springsteen Recalls Early IRS Woes: ‘They Came After Us’

After years of struggling to find an audience, Bruce Springsteen made it big in the mid-'70s — and soon discovered that failing to pay one's taxes can have some pretty painful consequences.

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Warner Brothers
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40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Breaks Character With ‘Lace and Whiskey’

Alice Cooper morphed into "Maurice Escargot" and had one of his biggest hits with "You and Me."

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Listen to a Previously Unreleased Outtake of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Title Track

Beatles fans have to wait until May 26 for the deluxe reissue of Sgt. Pepper to arrive, but in the meantime, they can catch a sneak peek.

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Columbia
Columbia
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35 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Taps Into a Storied Past With His Third Solo Album, ‘Tug of War’

For most of 1981, Paul McCartney worked on his third solo album, 'Tug of War.' It was a somewhat trying time for him.

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Rod Stewart
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35 Years Ago: Rod Stewart’s Porsche Stolen at Gunpoint

Rod Stewart was doing some shopping on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Boulevard when he found himself in a dangerous situation.

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Prince
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One Year Later: Prince’s Shocking Death

The year after Prince's death has been marked by tributes to the late star, plans for the release of unheard music and tours of his Paisley Park mansion.

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35 Years Ago: A ‘Scared S—less’ Brad Gillis Plays His First Concert With Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne's 1982 tour attracted more than its share of unwanted attention even before the tragic death of guitarist Randy Rhoads.

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John Geils of J. Geils Band Dies

J. Geils was found dead in his home in Groton, Mass., at the age of 71.

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25 Years Ago: George Harrison Plays His Final Full Concert

On April 6, 1992, George Harrison surprised patient fans with his first solo show in the U.K. since leaving the Beatles.

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Columbia
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Mick Jagger, ‘Let’s Work': Hilariously Outdated Videos

Technology is a powerful tool in any creative medium, but what's cutting-edge today can look awfully silly tomorrow.

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