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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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How the Eagles Steered From Country to Rock With ‘On the Border’

The Eagles' third album was released in March 1974. We look back at it with some exclusive quotes from Don Felder.

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Phil Collins Explains How Genesis Decided Which Songs Ended Up on Solo Albums

A successful solo career can really put a strain on relationships between band members, but during the '80s, Phil Collins and Genesis put on a master class in how to make it work.

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The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s First Concert

The Moondog Coronation Ball, generally viewed as having been the first ever rock 'n' roll concert, was held in Cleveland on March 21, 1952.

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That Time Robert Plant Got Horny and Loud on ‘Manic Nirvana’

After acknowledging and re-incorporating his Led Zeppelin past into his solo career for the first time with 1988's Now and Zen, Robert Plant really turned the "Hammer of the Gods" loose on his fifth studio album, 1990's perfectly titled Manic Nirvana.

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The Troubled History of Van Halen’s ‘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...

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The Day the Rolling Stones Got a New Bass Player

After almost 30 years as a Rolling Stone, Bill Wyman was done.

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The Story of Bad Company’s Fifth Album, ‘Desolation Angels’

Bad Company re-emerged in March 1979 with their fifth LP, Desolation Angels, another solid 10-track slab of blues-influenced rock.

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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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The History of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Whiskey in the Jar’

Thin Lizzy’s 1972 recording of “Whiskey in the Jar” – a traditional Irish folk song that dates back to 1650 – was something of a lark.

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That Time Motley Crue Struggled to Move Forward With a New Singer

In 1992, with the biggest record of their career behind them and 25 million of Elektra Records' dollars in the bank, Motley Crue seemed poised to scale even greater heights.

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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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