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Vertigo

40 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Try but Fail to Achieve ‘Technical Ecstasy’

Released in 1976, 'Technical Ecstasy' saw Black Sabbath chasing new sounds to stay current.

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35 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Start Big, Bright American ‘Tattoo You’ Tour

The Rolling Stones' '81 tour found the band evolving. Gone were the dark days of ’70s, replaced by the bright colors and arena spectacle of the ’80s.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

45 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Release Their Second Live Album, ‘Skull and Roses’

Even back in 1971, barely five years after they formed, the Grateful Dead knew the power of their live shows.

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MCA
MCA

30 Years Ago: Boston Reach New Chart Heights With Belated ‘Third Stage’

'Third Stage' was the nexus point between what could have been the end of Boston, and an entirely new beginning.

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A&M
A&M

25 Years Ago: Bryan Adams Rebounds With ‘Waking Up the Neighbours’

After the relative commercial disappointment of 'Into the Fire,' Bryan Adams paired up with Mutt Lange for 'Waking Up the Neighbours.'

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

35 Years Ago: King Crimson Are Reborn (Again) on New Wave-Influenced ‘Discipline’

'Discipline' ultimately created the anchoring point for a lengthy collaboration between Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew that would last through 2013.

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Capitol
Capitol

30 Years Ago: Megadeth Release Their Extreme Metal Classic ‘Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying?’

Megadeth established themselves as contenders for Metallica's thrash metal throne with their second album, Peace Sells ... but Who's Buying?

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RCA
RCA

35 Years Ago: Triumph Release the Classic ‘Allied Forces’

Like most bands dealing with strong personalities, pressures of success and egos, Canadian power trio Triumph didn't always put across the most united front.

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RCA Records
RCA Records

20 Years Ago: ZZ Top Go Back to Basics with ‘Rhythmeen’

At long last, ZZ Top went back to their roots with 1996's 'Ryhthmeen.'

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

35 Years Ago: ZZ Top Begin Refining Their ’80s Sound on ‘El Loco’

On one level, 'El Loco' was a continuation of ZZ Top's Texas-steeped blues aesthetic. But something else was in play, as a new synth-driven decade dawned.

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