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30 Years Ago: Metallica Bounce Back from Tragedy With ‘Garage Days Re-Revisited’

Metallica's 'Garage Days Re-Revisited' gave the band a chance to continue healing after the death of Cliff Burton, and a low-pressure way to begin recording with Jason Newsted.

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Chiswick
Chiswick

40 Years Ago: Motorhead Set a Template With Their First Album

By the time Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister died in late 2015, his band, Motorhead, had achieved legendary status. Their first album set the template.

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The Beatles
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The Day the Beatles Decided to Stop Touring

For many musicians, playing live is the best part of the job — but touring, on the other hand, is a necessary evil.

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Swan Song
Swan Song

35 Years Ago: Bad Company Disintegrates After Releasing ‘Rough Diamonds’

Bad Company ended with a bang, and then a whimper.

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35 Years Ago: ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Revolutionizes Teen Movies With Tasty Waves and a Cool Buzz

Cameron Crowe's first movie got all of the details of high-school life right, especially the music the students were listening to.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

30 Years Ago: Twisted Sister Take Their Last Shot With ‘Love Is For Suckers’

'Love Is for Suckers' was supposed to be a solo album for Dee Snider. Instead, it broke up the band.

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Charley Gallay, Getty Images / YouTube / YouTube / Marc Grimwade, Getty Images

25 Years After the Montreal Riots: The Very Different Paths Taken by Metallica and Guns N’ Roses

In the summer of 1992, Guns N' Roses and Metallica were two of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

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Columbia
Columbia

25 Years Ago: Jeff Porcaro’s Sudden Death Changes Toto Forever

The death of Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro was as unexpected as it was devastating.

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Adrian Borromeo, Ultimate Classic Rock

55 Years Ago: How Robert Zimmerman Became Bob Dylan

It wasn't Bob Dylan's first name change – or the last.

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Rush: Two Years After Their Last Show

On Aug. 1, 2015, Rush made their 25th appearance at the Forum in Los Angeles and performed their R40 set.

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