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35 Years Ago: Def Leppard Replace Pete Willis With Phil Collen

Def Leppard were well into the recording of third album Pyromania when they decided that co-founding guitarist Pete Willis would have to go.

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25 Years Ago: Axl Rose Arrested for St. Louis Guns N’ Roses Riot

You can't outrun the long arm of the law forever — even if you're Axl Rose.

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N.W.A. Recall Nearly Touring With Guns N’ Roses + The Time Axl Rose Rapped in Front of Them

In a new interview, MC Ren brought up the time N.W.A. hung out with Guns N’ Roses and Axl Rose rapped for hip-hop’s men in black.

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Rolling Stones to Release New ‘On Air’ Book and DVD

The Rolling Stones' TV and radio broadcasts from the '60s will be the subject of a new book due later this year.

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YouTube: Mike Ziegler
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Footage Surfaces of Nirvana Playing RadioShack in 1988

Imagine passing by a RadioShack after hours and seeing Nirvana playing in the window! It happened, way back in the winter of 1988 and there's footage.

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Foo Fighters Debut Album
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22 Years Ago: Foo Fighters Emerge With Self-Titled Debut Album

On July 4, 1995, Dave Grohl released the first Foo Fighters album.

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35 Years Ago: Survivor Follow ‘Rocky III’ Success With ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Album

As the members of Survivor began preparations for their third album, they knew they still had a lot to prove.

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15 Years Ago: The Who’s John Entwistle Dies

John Entwistle’s death attracted as much attention as he always had onstage with the Who.

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Prince’s Girlfriend Inspires ‘The Beautiful Ones,’ But Which One?: 365 Prince Songs in a Year

Common knowledge has long held that Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" was written for Susannah Melvoin. He begged to differ.

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15 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Marries Heather Mills

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills were married on June 11, 2002, on the grounds of a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland.

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35 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Recover With ‘Mirage’

'Mirage' saw Fleetwood Mac finding balance between the commercial aspects of 'Rumours' and the experimentalism of 'Tusk.'

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35 Years Ago: Eddie Money Rebounds With ‘No Control’

After three straight Top 40 albums, Eddie Money was riding high in the early '80s — in more ways than one.

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