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Michael Jackson’s Rock ‘n’ Roll History

The pop legend had a history of working with rockers.

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38 Years Ago: Keith Moon Joins Led Zeppelin Onstage

Having John Bonham behind the kit already gave Led Zeppelin an edge over most other rock bands. Adding Keith Moon to the mix would have been simply unfair.

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Bon Scott Remembered by Former Bandmate: ‘He Worked Hard’

Bon Scott is often remembered for his habits, but as one of his former bandmates reminds us in a new interview, the AC/DC singer was also remarkably driven.

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20 Years Ago: Bon Jovi Fight the Alt-Rock Revolution With ‘These Days’

Bon Jovi released 'These Days' on June 19, 1995.

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35 Years Ago: Van Halen and Rush Begin Beer-Fueled Backstage Beef

Drunken shenanigans in a hotel bar took place between Rush and Van Halen on June 20, 1980.

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16 Years Ago: Santana Reaches New Commercial Heights With ‘Supernatural’

Santana had the biggest-selling album of his career with 'Supernatural,' released on June 15, 1999.

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36 Years Ago: The Cars Release ‘Candy-O’

The Cars released 'Candy-O' in June 1979.

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Watch Vintage Footage of Kiss Performing Without Makeup at Ace Frehley’s Wedding in 1976

The members of Kiss played their first official concert without their signature makeup in 1983, but they took the stage together au naturel years before that — at guitarist Ace Frehley's wedding in 1976.

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51 Years Ago: Manfred Mann Record the No. 1 Hit ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’

Frontman Paul Jones found an earlier version of this song in his record collection, and Manfred Mann transformed it into a charttopping breakthrough hit.

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The History of ‘My Sharona’ – How One Song Doomed the Knack

Loathed by critics and written off as a novelty act, the Knack were a genuine rock 'n' roll band.

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11 Years Ago: Van Halen Mount Disastrous Reunion With Sammy Hagar

This reunion of Van Halen's most commercially successful lineup was contentious from the start.

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26 Years Ago: How the Doobie Brothers Got Back Together

How the Doobie Brothers' 1989 reunion happened.

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