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The Story of the Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Concert

A murder at a Rolling Stones concert effectively brought the peace-and-love ethos of the '60s to a jarring end.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Story of Led Zeppelin’s Breakup

On Dec. 4, 1980, approximately two months after the tragic death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin made the difficult decision to break up.

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Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images
Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images
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Flashback: Alice Cooper and Ann Landers Debate Necrophilia

When a famous advice columnist called Alice Cooper out over his song "Cold Ethyl," he didn't roll over and play dead.

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Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer
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The Story of the Who’s Cincinnati Concert Tragedy

Eleven fans died on Dec. 3, 1979 during a stampede to the front of Riverfront Coliseum for a Who concert.

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Paul Natkin, Getty Images
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The Story of How Rush Closed Out the ’80s With the Transitional ‘Presto’

Judging solely in superficial terms, 1989's 'Presto' is a minor offering in Rush's massive discography.

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By:Kevin Winter
By:Kevin Winter
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American Singer-Songwriter Carly Simon Tells Us Who’s So Vain

Carly Simon has reviled who the song "Your So Vain" is about, it just might surprise you.

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Why the Alice Cooper Band Fell Apart After ‘Muscle of Love’

The original Alice Cooper band released their final album, 'Muscle of Love,' in November 1973.

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Queen In Edinburgh
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Hear An Ultra Rare Vocals Only Version Of Queen And David Bowie Singing “Under Pressure”

Before there was Auto Tune, singers would spend a whole day singing parts and duets live. A recording was uncovered with the music mixed out so you just hear Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, and Queen. Supposedly, the story is that David came in to sing another song and was bored, so they came up with this gem.

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The Who Said Farewell (Sorta) With ‘Who’s Last’

The Who have toured so much in the past 15 years that it’s amusing to think of the rock titans staging a “Farewell Tour” way back in 1982.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
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Paul Simon and the Commercial Slide of ‘Hearts and Bones’

Paul Simon released 'Hearts and Bones' in November 1983.

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images
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The Day Duane Allman Died and the Legacy He Left

Duane Allman died after a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971.

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Hulton Archiv, Getty Images
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The Story of ‘Bat Out of Hell’ and Meat Loaf’s Rise to Stardom

Meat Loaf's out-of-nowhere blockbuster, 'Bat Out of Hell,' was released in October 1977.

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