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30 Years Ago: Steve Winwood Enlists Friends, Hits It Big With ‘Back in the High Life’

An intensely interior solo artist to that point, Steve Winwood shifted to a more collaborative approach on 'Back in the High Life' – and it paid off.

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Guns N’ Roses Members Talk Favorite GNR Songs, Concert Warm-Up Rituals

Guns N' Roses are ready to get back on the road with their Not in This Lifetime Tour, and they've shared a series of behind-the-scenes videos to help fans gear up for the shows.

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35 Years Ago: Mark David Chapman Pleads Guilty to Murdering John Lennon

Six months after killing John Lennon, Mark David Chapman entered a guilty plea in a New York courtroom.

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35 Years Ago: Stars on 45 Hit No. 1 With ‘Stars on 45 Medley’

A Dutch act rode a medley of Beatles songs to a disco beat to the top of the chart.

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31 Years Ago: Megadeth Unleash ‘Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good’

After being fired from Metallica, Dave Mustaine would go on to form Megadeth and release one of the best thrash debut albums ever.

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Tom Petty Wrote ‘Free Fallin” to ‘Amuse’ Jeff Lynne

The chord progression Tom Petty came up with for "Free Fallin'" is simple enough that pretty much anyone can play it.

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25 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Marries Patti Scialfa

On June 8, 1991, Bruce Springsteen married E Street Band member and bona fide Jersey girl Patti Scialfa in the garden of their shared Beverly Hills mansion.

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Judas Priest Albums Ranked

Click through the gallery to see how we ranked Judas Priest's albums from weakest to strongest,

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35 Years Ago: George Harrison Tries But Fails to Salvage ‘Somewhere In England’

It took an unspeakable tragedy to get George Harrison's 'Somewhere in England' onto the charts, and even then the album couldn't be saved.

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20 Years Ago: Metallica Draw a Line in the Sand With ‘Load’

Metallica tweaked their sound a bit for 1996's 'Load,' but it was their new image that riled up some fans.

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Dave Grohl’s Pre-Nirvana Band Scream Receive ‘Fumble’ Album Reissue

Before Dave Grohl joined Nirvana, the teen drummer played for Washington, D.C. punk outfit Scream, and their 1993 'Fumble' album is being reissued.

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50 Years Ago : The Rolling Stones Release ‘Paint It, Black’

Nineteen-sixty-six was one of the most interesting years in the history of pop music.

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