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36 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Revisits His Past on Live ‘Budokan’ Album

With Bob Dylan at Budokan, released in April 1979, the singer began willfully deconstructing the legend that had built up around his work.

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Listen to Kurt Cobain Cover the Beatles in New Documentary

The documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will play on HBO in a couple weeks, but you can hear one of the previously unreleased songs from it right now.

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31 Years Ago: Styx Come to a Screeching Halt With Release of Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’

Styx were on top of the world during the early '80s, with a string of multi-platinum albums and a growing collection of hit singles to their credit.

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How the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and David Bowie Ran From the Taxman

Tax season is unpleasant for everyone (except the IRS), but imagine the plight of many popular British bands in the '60s.

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Percy Sledge Dead At 73

Legendary Muscle Shoals soul performer Percy Sledge has passed away at the age of 73.  A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Sledge was found in his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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16 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Barely Hold It Together on ‘Echo’

Everything Tom Petty touched turned to platinum during the '90s, starting with the sales carryover from his 1989 solo debut Full Moon Fever and continuing through a series of bestselling releases that included a pair of albums with the Heartbreakers, the solo Wildflowers LP and a greatest-hits record that boasted a couple new hits of its own.

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The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players

The Doors did not have a bass player.

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45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Announces His Split From The Beatles

Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles on April 10, 1970.

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25 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Release ‘Behind the Mask’ Without Lindsey Buckingham

By the time they achieved massive mainstream success in the mid-'70s, Fleetwood Mac had already been through more lineup changes than most bands manage in their entire careers, and their best-selling album, Rumours, was partly inspired by a pair of collapsing relationships between bandmates.

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46 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Goes Country on ‘Nashville Skyline’

Having hinted as his intentions on the more rustic John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan dove head-long into deep country for 1969's Nashville Skyline.

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Who Is Better Live, Sammy Hagar or David Lee Roth, You Decide

Van Halen just released their first live album with David Lee Roth last Tuesday. I am a little disappointed. When I went to see them in Minneapolis, David Lee Roth seemed like he was calling in the show. He was talk singing and not even singing lyrics.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Hold The Top Five Positions On Billboard’s Hot 100

On April 4, 1964, the Beatles held the Top Five positions on the Billboard Hot 100.

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