As soon as the Queen of England decided to bestow one of the country's highest honors upon John Lennon, almost anyone could have guessed it wasn't going to end well.
On Nov. 25, 1984, dozens of the biggest U.K. musicians — past and present — gathered in Trevor Horn's London studio under the moniker Band Aid to record the now-classic holiday song 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'
Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen's wildly popular mixture of hard rock, pop, cabaret, glam and opera in the '70s, before becoming one the the AIDS virus' most well-known casualties in the '90s.
Eric Carr of Kiss died on Nov. 24, 1991 after a brave battle with heart cancer.
'S&M,' Metallica’s daring encounter with a symphony orchestra, was released 15 years ago without the slightest hint of irony about the potential pain and pleasure it might impart upon the band’s fan base.
When Tom Petty decided he wanted to encapsulate what he and the Heartbreakers could do in concert, he went all the way.
As 1999 (and an entire millennium, for that matter) raced down its final stretch, Geffen Records unveiled the first official Guns N’ Roses release in six years with the two-CD ‘Live Era ’87-’93.’
Don Henley made a big creative and commercial leap with his second solo album, 'Building the Perfect Beast.'
Pearl Jam's third album, 'Vitalogy,' was released Nov. 22, 1994.
Mott the Hoople combined the Rolling Stones and Dylan on their first album, which was released in November 1969.