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35 Years Ago: Motley Crue Release Their Debut Album ‘Too Fast for Love’

On Nov. 10, 1981, Motley Crue self-released their debut album 'Too Fast For Love.'

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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40 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release Their Debut Album

If you know anything about rock bands, you know the story about how most groups come to make their first album.

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35 Years Ago: Rod Stewart Harnesses New Wave on ‘Tonight I’m Yours’

Rod Stewart embraced new wave sounds on 'Tonight I'm Yours,' his 1981 album that featured the hit, "Young Turks."

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30 Years Ago: Elton John Bottoms Out on ‘Leather Jackets’

From the public’s perspective, Elton John was on fire in the mid-’80s.

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22 Years Ago: ‘Nirvana: MTV Unplugged in New York’ Released After Kurt Cobain’s Death

On Nov. 1, 1994, after the death of Kurt Cobain, the band issued their 'MTV Unplugged in New York' as a posthumous concert album.

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5 Years Ago: The Beach Boys Finally Release the Troubled ‘Smile Sessions’

Up until its official arrival on Oct. 31, 2011, the Beach Boys' 'Smile' was one of music's most famous unreleased albums.

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Ultimate  Classic Rock
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Pink Floyd Discography

Where Pink Floyd started and where they ended up are entirely different places.

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Kevin Winter / Scott Harrison, Getty Images
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25 Years Ago: U2 Kills Bryan Adams’s Record-Breaking Streak

Bryan Adams's streak of 16 weeks atop the U.K. charts with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" ended when U2 unveiled the band's new direction with "The Fly."

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10 Years Ago: Paul Stanley Goes Solo for the Second Time With ‘Live to Win’

In 1978, Paul Stanley of Kiss released his first solo album as part of a plan to keep his fracturing band together.

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15 Years Ago: The Who Rule ‘The Concert for New York City’

Paul McCartney might have been the driving force behind the Concert for New York City, but the Who’s unbridled performance remains the brightest highlight that night.

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Rush’s Worst Songs Revealed by Alex Lifeson

Alex Lifeson deserves to be proud — to say the least — of his musical legacy with Rush. But he's perfectly willing to admit that there's a bit of filler in the band's catalog.

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Bach and Roll: 28 Best Rock/Classical Crossovers

Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" framed the yawning early distance between rock and classical. But things quickly changed.

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