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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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Jim Steinfeld, Getty Images
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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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Reg Burkett, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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46 Years Ago: Mick Taylor Joins the Rolling Stones

The musical contributions that guitarist Mick Taylor made to the Rolling Stones often take a backseat to the bigger picture of the band's story.

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Paul McCartney Albums, Ranked Worst to Best

From Wings to solo, from 'Band on the Run' to 'Driving Rain,' we stack up his albums from worst to best.

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Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images
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You Think You Know Alice Cooper?

Vincent Furnier rose to fame, of course, under the assumed name of Alice Cooper – but it wasn't his first one.

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Jimi Hendrix Guitar Ownership Contested in Auction Lawsuit

One of Jimi Hendrix's guitars is in the middle of a legal tug-of-war that erupted last year and has escalated into a lawsuit that could cost the defendant $750,000 in damages.

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Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Cover Art: A Guide to Who’s Who

The Beatles are surrounded by dozens of famous, talented people on the cover of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.' Here's your chance to learn about each and every one of them.

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Five Things You Might Not Know About Jimmy Page’s Guitars

Jeff Strawman, author of the 2015 book 'Led Zeppelin Gear: All the Gear from Led Zeppelin and the Solo Careers,' shares some lesser-known facts about Jimmy Page's guitars.

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Evening Standard, Getty Images
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Beatles Costume Designer Julie Harris Dies at 94

Julie Harris, the Oscar-winning costume designer whose screen credits included the Beatles and James Bond, has passed away at the age of 94.

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40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Kick Off First Tour With Ronnie Wood

In 1975, as the Rolling Stones were heading into their 13th year together as a band, they found themselves at a familiar crossroads.

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Mick Jagger Reveals the Inspiration for Rolling Stones Classic ‘Moonlight Mile’

With the Rolling Stones bringing the Sticky Fingers classic "Moonlight Mile" back into their setlist for this year's tour, the Wall Street Journal reached out to singer Mick Jagger for his thoughts on the writing and recording of the song.

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