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20 Years Ago: Def Leppard Try Something Different With ‘Slang’

Def Leppard looked to move with the times on 1996's alternative-leaning 'Slang.'

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1968's Best Rock Albums
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1968’s Best Rock Albums

Nineteen-sixty-seven's cultural shifts resonated straight into the next decade, but no year felt them more than 1968.

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YouTube
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25 Years Ago: Axl Rose Injures His Foot During Guns N’ Roses Warm-Up Show (Sound Familiar?)

When Axl Rose broke his foot during warm-ups for this year's Guns N' Roses tour, it was a case of history repeating itself — painfully.

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35 Years Ago: Van Halen Get Dark and Aggressive on ‘Fair Warning’

As Van Halen entered the studio to record their fourth album, they were well on their way to becoming one of the world's biggest rock bands.

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Adrian Borromeo
Adrian Borromeo
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10 Years Ago: Keith Richards Falls Off a Tree Branch

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has had many brushes with death, but in late April 2006, he had one of his scariest mishaps.

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Keystone / Evening Standard / Jack Kay / Michael Ledger, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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45 Years Ago: The Beatles’ Solo Singles All Hit the Charts

For two weeks in 1971, the Billboard Hot 100 had a sort-of Beatles reunion.

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Chris Walter, Getty Images
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35 Years Ago: Motley Crue Plays Their First Concert

Motley Crue performed in public for the first time when they opened for Y&T on April 24, 1981.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Day the Ramones Played Their First Show

When the Ramones’ eponymous first album was released in April 1976, it was so fresh and immediate that it was almost hard to believe that they had already been kicking around New York for about two years.

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Epic Records
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The Story of Jeff Beck’s Only Top 10 Album, ‘Blow by Blow’

Jeff Beck's jazz-fusion masterpiece was released on March 29, 1975.

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Columbia Records
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The Story of Pink Floyd’s Final Collaborative Project, ‘The Division Bell’

The Division Bell wasn't just a return to Pink Floyd's earlier, more free-flowing psych-rock songcraft.

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The Story of Van Halen’s Second Album, ‘Van Halen II’

"The '80s are coming and we're going to be the soundtrack. We're here to blow the bugles and jump on the horns and whistle it all in and usher it down the road and round the stretch and across the finish line."

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Richard McCaffrey, Getty Images
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The Story of Pink Floyd’s Last Album With Roger Waters, ‘The Final Cut’

Is it Pink Floyd’s worst album or Roger Waters’ best solo LP? We explore the thorny history of this complicated album.

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