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10 Years Ago: ‘Be Advised: Paul Stanley Is Down’

Kiss were 34 years into their career before they had to face the challenge of playing as a trio when Paul Stanley suffered a health alert just before a show.

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37 Years Ago: AC/DC Overcome Tragedy With the Masterful ‘Back in Black’

When a popular band loses its singer, it rarely bounces back to reach the level of success it had prior to the lineup shift. But that wasn't the case with AC/DC.

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The Beatles A Day in the Life
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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Argue for Legalization of Marijuana in the U.K.

The debate over marijuana legalization doesn't seem likely to end anytime soon, but if it's ever decriminalized, enthusiasts should toke up in honor of the Beatles, who publicly came out in favor of it.

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Daily News
Daily News
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Album John Lennon Autographed for Killer to Be Sold Again

One of rock's more upsetting and morbid pieces of memorabilia is up for sale again.

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The History of Guns N’ Roses’ Controversy-Courting ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Cover

Guns N’ Roses‘ breakthrough with 'Appetite for Destruction' took longer than expected, partially because a string of retailers refused to carry the album.

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Geffen
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Guns N’ Roses Make One Hell of an Introduction With ‘Welcome to the Jungle': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Rock 'n' roll needed a serious fix by the last part of the '80s. Then came Guns N' Roses.

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MGM
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35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Creates, Then Loses Control of, ‘The Wall’ Movie

By the time 'Pink Floyd – The Wall' premiered, it had become something much different than what Roger Waters first envisioned.

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YouTube
YouTube
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25 Years Ago: Axl Rose Arrested for St. Louis Guns N’ Roses Riot

You can't outrun the long arm of the law forever — even if you're Axl Rose.

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Reprise
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Neil Young Rounding Up 1976 Vault Recordings for Previously Unreleased ‘Hitchhiker’ LP

A long-unheard collection of acoustic studio performances from Neil Young is scheduled to finally make its way out of the vault and into stores this summer.

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35 Years Ago: Metallica Record Their Career-Making Demo ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’

Metallica were trying to find their identity, sound and even a stable lineup when they entered the studio to record the seven-song demo 'No Life ‘Til Leather.'

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