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How David Lee Roth Really Left Van Halen

Like the histories of all great rock bands, Van Halen’s past includes some landmark dates.

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Columbia
Columbia
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11 Years Ago: Aerosmith Head Straight Into the Blues for ‘Honkin’ on Bobo’

On March 30, 2004, Aerosmith decided to reward the loyalty of old-school fans who weren't thrilled with the band's recent pop-influenced material by releasing a straight blues cover record titled Honkin’ on Bobo.

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41 Years Ago: The Ramones Play 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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Atlantic
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31 Years Ago: Ratt Crawl Out of the Cellar, Hit the Big Time

Ratt's aptly named 'Out of the Cellar' was released on March 27, 1984.

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Mercury
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31 Years Ago: Scorpions Finally Hit Jackpot With Their Ninth Album, ‘Love at First Sting’

Not too many bands enjoy the greatest success of their career with their ninth studio album.

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Warner Bros.
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36 Years Ago: Van Halen Rushed Out Their Follow Up to Their Hit Debut With ‘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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Pink Floyd
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42 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Take Us to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.

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Roger Waters
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32 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Final Cut’ Album Released

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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NightProwler
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The History of AC/DC and the ‘Night Stalker’ Murders

Richard Ramirez, a transient based in Los Angeles, spent a terrifying portion of 1984 and 1985 slipping into windows and through unlocked doors in California, committing a string of unspeakable crimes under cover of darkness.

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17 Years Ago: Van Halen Release ‘III’ With New Singer Gary Cherone

On March 17, 1998, Van Halen's recording career hit its first (and so far only) road bump with the release of III, an album that debuted their third singer, former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone.

After decades of amazing success with two very different frontma

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Sammy Hagar Unboxed
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How Sammy Hagar’s ‘Unboxed’ LP Led to Van Halen’s Split

Sammy Hagar adds two new songs to a solo-career greatest hits collection, leading to a dispute with his Van Halen bandmates.

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32 Years Ago: Cliff Burton Plays First Show With Metallica

On March 5, 1983, a scruffy crew of acne-afflicted youths going by the conspicuous band name of Metallica took a major step toward becoming the kings of thrash metal when they mounted a stage for the first time alongside new bassist Cliff Burton.

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