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40 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Polish Their Sound and Make a Power Pop Classic With ‘In Color’

Cheap Trick's second LP, which arrived just seven months after their debut, proved they had a pop side.

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Prince Blends the Old School and the Futuristic on ‘Love': 365 Prince Songs in a Year

After fully embracing his stirring past on 2004's 'Musicology,' Prince began to push the envelope again on the follow up.

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35 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel’s ‘Security’ and the Long Journey Toward Success

At one point, Peter Gabriel and David Lord – the fourth new producer in as many solo albums – were dealing with a stack of some 100 demos.

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Genesis Calling All Stations
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20 Years Ago: How Genesis’ Final Makeover Attempt Failed on ‘Calling All Stations’

Genesis had replaced a frontman before, so Phil Collins' departure didn't initially give Mike Rutherford too much pause.

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Nikki Sixx Recalls His Worst Moment in Heroin Hell

To help others during National Recovery month, former Motley Crue man recalls being "stuck" in a cycle of addiction.

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The Search for ‘The Grand Progression': 365 Prince Songs in a Year

Diffuser's Prince 365 series explores "The Grand Progression", a powerful ballad originally intended for the film Graffiti Bridge.

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Read Art Garfunkel’s Recollections of His Early Days of Friendship With Paul Simon

Art Garfunkel is offering fans a sneak peek at his upcoming memoir 'What Is It All but Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man.'

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Prince Helps Stevie Wonder Ask ‘So What the Fuss': 365 Prince Songs in a Year

Two musical prodigies converged when Prince appeared on Stevie Wonder's 2005 single, "So What the Fuss."

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Joe Perry Looks Back at Aerosmith’s ‘Permanent Vacation’ 30 Years Later: ‘It Was the Start of a New Paradigm’

Joe Perry recalls how 'Permanent Vacation' proved a pivotal shift in the way Aerosmith made albums going forward in an exclusive interview.

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35 Years Ago: George Thorogood Releases the Career-Defining ‘Bad to the Bone’

George Thorogood and the Destroyers seemed like unlikely candidates for a breakout hit in 1982.

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30 Years Ago: The Cars Run Off the Road With ‘Door to Door’

The Cars tried to get back to basics with 'Door to Door,' but they'd already lost the communal spark that made them superstars in the '80s.

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30 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Makes His Most Focused Statement With ‘The Lonesome Jubilee’

Mellencamp's growing connection to the national consciousness turned his eye from personal to public pain as he penned songs for 'Scarecrow''s follow-up, 'The Lonesome Jubilee.'

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