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NPG Records / Columbia Records
NPG Records / Columbia Records
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Prince Gets Back to His Old R&B Ways on ‘A Million Days': 365 Prince Songs in a Year

Prince's "A Million Days," a tender ballad that evolves into a torrid cry for love, arrived during a period of stability and retrenchment.

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Petty Discography
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Tom Petty Discography

Tom Petty's discography, with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, is filled with the sort of records that make a career mean something.

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The Last DJ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Warner Bros.
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15 Years Ago: Tom Petty Takes on the Music Industry on ‘The Last DJ’

When they first heard Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 'The Last DJ,' fans, critics and even casual listeners largely came away with the impression that Petty was bitter.

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Epic
Epic
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27 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Release ‘No Prayer for the Dying’

On Oct. 1, 1990, Iron Maiden began a transitional period in their career with the 'No Prayer for the Dying' album.

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Columbia
Columbia
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40 Years Ago: Billy Joel Finally Hits the Big Time With ‘The Stranger’

It's easy to forget, all these years later, that Billy Joel was pretty much a no-name struggling singer-songwriter when 'The Stranger' came out in September 1977.

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Columbia
Columbia
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25 Years Ago: Alice In Chains Unleash ‘Dirt’

'Dirt' cemented Alice In Chains' place in rock ‘n’ roll history and stand out as one of the musical highlights of the 1990s grunge era.

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Vertigo / Warner Bros.
Vertigo / Warner Bros.
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39 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Never Say Die!’

On Sept. 28, 1978, Black Sabbath released 'Never Say Die!,' their final album with Ozzy Osbourne for three decades.

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Kevin Mazur, Getty Images
Kevin Mazur, Getty Images
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10 Years Ago: Van Halen Reunite With David Lee Roth

It was an epic night for Van Halen fans who had been longing for the band's original singer to reaffirm his position at the mic.

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Elektra
Elektra
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34 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release ‘Shout at the Devil’

For rebellious youth, 'Shout at the Devil,' which came out Sept. 26, 1983, had all the ingredients of a deviant misadventure.

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Virgin
Virgin
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20 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Attempt to Modernize on ‘Bridges to Babylon’

As the '90s wore on, Mick Jagger became concerned with keeping the Rolling Stones fresh. That led directly to some dated experimentation.

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DGC
DGC
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26 Years Ago: Nirvana Change the Music Landscape With ‘Nevermind’

On Sept. 24, 1991, Nirvana changed the music landscape as most music listeners knew it with the release of their 'Nevermind' album.

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Nothing / Interscope
Nothing / Interscope
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18 Years Ago: Nine Inch Nails Unleash ‘The Fragile’

On Sept. 21, 1999, Nine Inch Nails returned with their double album 'The Fragile.'

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