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Phil Collins Looks Back on the ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Break: ‘Nobody Had Ever Heard Anything Like That’

Looking back through his archives for a series of deluxe solo reissues has left Phil Collins in a reflective mood.

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The Day Rod Stewart’s ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ Hit No. 1

In the late-'70s, hemmed in by disco on one side and punk on the other, many rock artists of Rod Stewart's generation felt like the trends of the day were passing them by.

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Early Queen Concert and Documentary Coming to the Big Screen

Queen's first-ever live recording of "Bohemian Rhapsody" highlights a new concert and documentary film presentation coming to select theaters nationwide.

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The Beatles’ First ‘Ed Sullivan’ Appearance: 10 Rock Stars Remember

More than 73 million Americans watched the Beatles’ debut performance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on Feb. 9, 1964.

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The Story of Billy Idol’s Motorcycle Accident

We enjoy a certain amount of bad behavior from our rock stars, but within limits.

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10 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Censored During Super Bowl Halftime Show

Fearing public outrage, the NFL brought down Mick Jagger's microphone for two potentially offensive lyrics during their Super Bowl XL halftime show.

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The Story of Rock’s First Tragedy: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in Plane Crash

Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.

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The History of Cheap Trick’s Breakthrough ‘At Budokan’ LP

The '70s were the decade of the live rock album, with a few concert sets, such as Kiss' 'Alive!' and Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!,' helping trigger massive mainstream breakthroughs.

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The Day Jimi Hendrix Played His Final Show With Band of Gypsys

"That's what happens when Earth f---s with space. Never forget that. That's what happens."

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The History of ‘Superstition,’ the No. 1 Song Stevie Wonder Stole From Jeff Beck

When Stevie Wonder scored a No. 1 hit with 'Superstition' on Jan. 27, 1973, it announced a new sound for the brilliantly talented full-service singer, songwriter and musician.

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The Day Fleetwood Mac Founder Peter Green Was Arrested for Pulling a Shotgun on His Accountant

Guitar great and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green was not a man without troubles, and on Jan. 26, 1977, his struggles landed him in prison and committed to a mental hospital.

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The History of Simon and Garfunkel’s Masterpiece, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’

When Neil Young wrote "it's better to burn out than to fade away," he might as well have been talking about Simon & Garfunkel.

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