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35 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases ‘Stage’

When an artist releases a live album, it often closes one chapter in their career, and opens another. Such was the case with the 1978 release of 'Stage' by David Bowie.

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Musical Performers at Super Bowl XXXV
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15 Years Ago: Aerosmith Get Their First No. 1 Single

It may have taken them 25 years to do it, but it finally happened. On Sept. 5, 1998, Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It remains the group's only No. 1 single.

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Phil Lynott
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30 Years Ago: Phil Lynott Plays His Final Thin Lizzy Show

On Sept. 4, 1983, Phil Lynott gave his final performance with the band he created, the amazing Thin Lizzy. By the start of of the 1980s, things were exceptionally busy for the band. Leader Phil Lynott was married at the start of 1980; he released his debut solo album, 'Solo In Soho,' that spring; became a father that summer, and issued a new Lizzy album, 'Chinatown,' that fall.

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The Doors
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40 Years Ago: The Doors Break Up

On Aug. 30, 1973, after two years and two albums without deceased frontman Jim Morrison, the surviving members of the Doors decided to call it quits.

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Fill the Silence
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Helpful Tumblr Teaches You How to Fill Awkward Silences

Want to be a hit at parties, or at least know what to say when the silent anger builds up to a point at the dinner table where everyone is just seething and glaring at each other? Have we got a Tumblr for you!!

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35 Years Ago: Styx Release ‘Pieces of Eight’

Styx had just broken through to superstardom when they released their eighth studio album, 'Pieces of Eight.' The album cemented their position as one of the biggest arena rock headlining groups in America -- but it also heralded a change that would ultimately help to pull the band apart.

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The Clash
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30 Years Ago: The Clash Fire Mick Jones

In 1983, “the only band that matters” was poised to become the biggest band in the world. Over the course of a few years, the Clash had gone from punk upstarts to a passionately eclectic band capable of rocking stadiums.

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Columbia Records
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35 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult Release ‘Some Enchanted Evening’

Blue Oyster Cult released their second live album, the aptly named ‘Some Enchanted Evening,’ in September 1978 and proceeded to rack up the biggest record sales of their storied career. Not bad for a band that had spent much of their career to that point intentionally cloaking themselves in mystery while challenging listeners with oftentimes obscure or downright controversial lyrics.

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40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Release ‘Goats Head Soup’

The year 1972 was big for the Rolling Stones. They launched one of their biggest tours and somehow managed to cut through a drug- and booze-fueled haze and release the double album 'Exile on Main St.,' one of their greatest and most defining works. But going into 1973, the band was lost, burned out and barely functioning as a unit. The wooziness was reflected on 'Goats Head Soup,' which was released on Aug. 31, 1973.

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Obama, Former Presidents Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of MLK's March On Washington
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50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Draws Thousands

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 people. Exactly 50 years later, tens of thousands gathered there again to commemorate it.

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Metallica And Justice For All
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25 Years Ago: Metallica’s ‘…And Justice for All’ Released

After the devastating death of bassist Cliff Burton, on September 27, 1986, thrash metal heroes Metallica had to consistently prove the depth of their resiliency: first by even having the strength to carry on and achieve the most victorious album-tour cycle of their young career in the face of that unspeakable tragedy; and secondly by producing both a video tribute to Burton (‘Cliff ‘em All’) and breaking in his replacement, Jason Newsted, via 1987’s warmly received ‘The $5.98 EP: Garage Days Re-Revisited.’

But the real test to Metallica’s inexorable career ascension woul

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Guns N Roses Use Your Illusion
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15 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Cut ‘Use Your Illusion’ in Half

When Guns N' Roses released their 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' albums in the fall of 1991, large retail chains such as Wal-Mart and K-Mart refused to stock the titles because of the explicit lyrical content featured on tracks such as 'Back Off Bitch' and 'Pretty Tied Up.'

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