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25 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Gets Frisky on ‘Whenever We Wanted’

With 'Whenever We Wanted,' John Mellencamp decided to apply the cinematic detail of albums like 1987's 'The Lonesome Jubilee' to something more elemental.

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Watch Rush Recall Backstage Shenanigans From Their Tour With Kiss in ‘Time Stand Still’ Concert Doc Clip

The members of Rush share memories of their 1974-75 tour with Kiss in a clip from their upcoming concert documentary Time Stand Still.

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40 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Becomes Johnny Cougar for His Debut, ‘Chestnut Street Incident’

John Mellencamp would likely be the first to admit Chestnut Street Incident, his debut album, isn’t his favorite album.

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Ozzy Osbourne Once Texted Robert Plant About a Lost Cat

Ozzy Osbourne's inability to properly use his cellphone resulted in a text sent to the Led Zeppelin legend.

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Nirvana Baby Recreates ‘Nevermind’ Cover for Album’s 25th Anniversary

Spencer Elden, the baby featured on Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album cover, recreated the iconic photo in celebration of the album's 25th anniversary.

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Police Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Most artists resist labels. The Police were one of the few bands that distanced itself from them by making music that couldn't be classified.

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35 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Start Big, Bright American ‘Tattoo You’ Tour

The Rolling Stones' '81 tour found the band evolving. Gone were the dark days of ’70s, replaced by the bright colors and arena spectacle of the ’80s.

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How Tommy Lee’s Motorcycle Saved His Friend’s Life

Switching rides with Tommy Lee has its perks — including, as a friend of the former Mötley Crüe drummer recently discovered, avoiding the occasional narrow brush with death.

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25 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Releases ‘No More Tears’

On Sept. 17, 1991, Ozzy Osbourne reached a career turning point with his solo disc 'No More Tears.'

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ZZ Top Discography

The ZZ Top discography now spans 45 years, 15 studio albums, and as guitarist Billy Gibbons frequently jokes, “the same three guys playing the same three chords.”

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35 Years Ago: ZZ Top Begin Refining Their ’80s Sound on ‘El Loco’

On one level, 'El Loco' was a continuation of ZZ Top's Texas-steeped blues aesthetic. But something else was in play, as a new synth-driven decade dawned.

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20 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases ‘Telling Lies,’ First Downloadable Single in Music History

David Bowie has been called a music pioneer, but he also was on the forefront of technology.

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