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35 Years Ago: Joe Perry Quits Aerosmith

Joe Perry
Larry Hulst, Getty Images

Joe Perry quit Aerosmith after a backstage fight in Cleveland.

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35 Years Ago: Rainbow Comes ‘Down to Earth’ After Ronnie James Dio’s Exit

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Ronnie James Dio's exit led to a huge shift in Rainbow's musical focus.

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40 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases ’461 Ocean Boulevard’

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Central Press, Getty Images

Eric Clapton emerged from his heroin-induced hibernation with '461 Ocean Boulevard' in July 1974.

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41 Years Ago: ZZ Top’s ‘Tres Hombres’ Album Released

Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers

ZZ Top's third album, 1973's 'Tres Hombres,' proved to be their commercial breakthrough

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37 Years Ago: The Tragic Loss That Changed Led Zeppelin Forever

Robert Plant
Warner Brothers

In July of 1977, the death of Robert Plant's son changed Led Zeppelin forever.

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25 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Releases ‘Trash’

Alice Cooper
Epic Records

Alice Cooper had his biggest hit in a decade with 'Trash,' which was released on July 25, 1989.

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34 Years Ago: Eric Carr Plays His First Show With Kiss

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Imagse

Eric Carr made his Kiss debut at the Palladium in New York on July 25, 1980.

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The History of John Rutsey and Rush

Rush (John Rutsey in Center)
Rush (John Rutsey in Center)

We look at the important contributions made by John Rutsey during his brief tenure as Rush's first drummer.

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45 Years Ago: Yes Release Their Eponymous Debut Album

Yes
Atlantic

Yes released their debut album on July 25, 1969.

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30 Years Ago: ‘VOA’ Makes Sammy Hagar a Household Name

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Sammy Hagar went from star to superstar with the release of 1984's 'VOA.'

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