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30 Years Ago: Triumph Release Their Seventh, Pivotal Album

In November 1984, Triumph released their seventh album, the aptly named ‘Thunder Seven,’ during what turned out to be a pivotal time in the Canadian power trio’s career.

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28 Years Ago: Metallica Plays First Show with Jason Newsted

Bassist Jason Newsted made his debut with Metallica on Nov. 8, 1986.

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26 Years Ago: U2 Debut ‘Rattle and Hum’ Film

During the last week of October 1988, U2‘s anticipated concert movie ‘Rattle and Hum’ was released in their native Ireland.

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33 Years Ago: Iron Maiden’s First Concert With Bruce Dickinson

On October 26, 1981, New Wave of British Heavy Metal standard bearers Iron Maiden performed their first concert with new lead singer, Bruce Dickinson at the Palasport of Bologna, Italy— a daring personnel change for a band that wa

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30 Years Ago: An Ozzy Osbourne Fan Commits Suicide, Leading to ‘Suicide Solution’ Lawsuit

The suicide of an Ozzy Osbourne fans leads to a landmark court case.

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46 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Release ‘Electric Ladyland’

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ arrived in stores in October 1968.

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37 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crashes, Killing Three Band Members

Lynyrd Skynyrd had established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands of the '70s by the time they released 'Street Survivors' in October 1977.

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16 Years Ago: Kiss’ Original Lineup Reunites (But Not Really) for A New Studio Album

On Sept. 28, 1998, the original lineup of Kiss released their first studio album together in about 20 years. Well... sort of.

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When Brian Jones Crashed Jimi Hendrix’s Recording Session: ‘Can We Get Him To Stop?’

Eddie Kramer tells the story of Brian Jones attempting to contribute a piano part to Jimi Hendrix's 'All Along the Watchtower.'

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35 Years Ago: Jethro Tull End the ’70s With Underrated ‘Stormwatch’

Jethro Tull's 12th studio album concludes with 'Elegy,' a quiet instrumental of pastoral acoustic guitar and melancholy strings. The title is appropriate.

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Throwback Thursday: John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell and ‘The Dirty Mac’

Here's a cool Thursday Throwback, a one-off supergroup called 'The Dirty Mac.'

The band was put together for a 1968 airing of a Rolling Stones TV special called 'The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus', and it featured John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell. Here is their version of The Beatles' 'Yer Blues.'

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Sammy Hagar and Mick Jones Explain How Van Halen’s ’5150′ Tapes Were Almost Destroyed

Sammy Hagar confirms a story Mick Jones told us about engineer Donn Landee during the recording of Van Halen's '5150.'

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