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40 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Polish Their Sound and Make a Power Pop Classic With ‘In Color’

Cheap Trick's second LP, which arrived just seven months after their debut, proved they had a pop side.

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30 Years Ago: Why Mick Jagger’s Solo Career Quickly Lost Steam With ‘Primitive Cool’

As the Rolling Stones' contentious post-'Dirty Work' hiatus got underway, Mick Jagger appeared to be moving on.

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42 Years Ago: KISS Release the Game-Changing Concert Album ‘Alive!’

On Sept. 10, 1975, KISS set a new standard for live albums with the release of their 'Alive!' album.

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Brian May Reveals He Was ‘Kind of Going Out’ With Mary Austin Before She Dated Freddie Mercury

After seeing that Lucy Boynton was cast in the upcoming Queen biopic as Freddie Mercury's longtime companion Mary Austin, fans wondered whether the film would focus on their relationship.

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40 Years Ago: How Robert Fleischman Began Journey’s Pre-Steve Perry Transformation

Robert Fleischman might have made a perfectly serviceable frontman for Journey. Then came Steve Perry.

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35 Years Ago: Peter Gabriel’s ‘Security’ and the Long Journey Toward Success

At one point, Peter Gabriel and David Lord – the fourth new producer in as many solo albums – were dealing with a stack of some 100 demos.

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20 Years Ago: Elton John Records ‘Candle in the Wind 1997′ After Princess Diana’s Funeral

Elton John, who had been a friend of Princess Diana, was asked by the Royal Family to sing at her funeral.

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Nikki Sixx Recalls His Worst Moment in Heroin Hell

To help others during National Recovery month, former Motley Crue man recalls being "stuck" in a cycle of addiction.

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Read Art Garfunkel’s Recollections of His Early Days of Friendship With Paul Simon

Art Garfunkel is offering fans a sneak peek at his upcoming memoir 'What Is It All but Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man.'

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Prince Helps Stevie Wonder Ask ‘So What the Fuss': 365 Prince Songs in a Year

Two musical prodigies converged when Prince appeared on Stevie Wonder's 2005 single, "So What the Fuss."

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