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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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37 Years Ago: Whitesnake Play Their First Concert

On March 3, 1978, former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale and his new group Whitesnake performed their first concert at Lincoln Polytech.

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Aerosmith, 'Get Your Wings'
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41 Years Ago: Aerosmith Avoid the Sophomore Jinx With ‘Get Your Wings’

Aerosmith released their second album on March 1, 1974.

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Moon Records
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41 Years Ago: Rush’s Self-Titled Debut Points to Bigger Things

On March 1, 1974, a trio of young Canadians kicked off what would ultimately become one of rock's more distinguished recording careers with the release of their self-titled debut album.

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46 Years Ago: The Doors’ Jim Morrison Allegedly Exposes Himself on Stage

Did he or didn't he?

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32 Years Ago: Styx Come Apart with ‘Kilroy Was Here’

Styx's 'Kilroy Was Here' concept album was released on Feb. 28, 1983.

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32 Years Ago: Journey Release State-of-the-Art ‘Frontiers,’ the Beginning of the End

When Journey started recording their eighth album, 'Frontiers' -- which was released in February 1983 -- they were coming off their biggest year ever.

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Capitol
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35 Years Ago: Bob Seger Releases His Only No. 1 Album, ‘Against the Wind’

Bob Seger achieved full-fledged rock stardom with 1976's Night Moves, but while his raspy howl may have been new to a generation of fans, he'd actually been chipping away at mainstream success for many years.

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Examiner, Getty Images
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47 Years Ago: Genesis Release Their First Single, ‘The Silent Sun’

Genesis are rightfully regarded as one of the most innovate and eclectic progressive rock bands of all-time.

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Station Nightclub Fire
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12 Years Ago: Great White Concert Fire Kills 100

On Feb. 20, 2003, during a Great White show at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., 100 people lost their lives and over 200 were injured in a fire caused by the band's pyrotechnic display.

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16 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Welcome Back Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith

The heavy metal community was virtually celebrating in the streets on Feb. 10, 1999, when it learned that British legends Iron Maiden would be welcoming fan-favored vocalist Bruce Dickinson back into the fold after a six-year absence, and guitarist Adrian Smith after a decade.

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37 Years Ago: Van Halen Introduce Themselves in a Major Way With Their Debut Album

Hard rock hadn’t really hatched a band like Van Halen before 1978.

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