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10 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Rediscover Their Core with ‘A Bigger Bang’

Left alone, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards rediscovered their musical partnership – the thing that had originally sparked the Rolling Stones to greatness.

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This Day in Rock History: September 5

We take a look back at notable events in classic rock history from September 5.

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Phil Lynott
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32 Years Ago: Phil Lynott Plays His Final Thin Lizzy Show

The bassist played his final performance with Thin Lizzy on Sept. 4, 1983.

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William Lovelace, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Release Their Best Live Album, ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!’

When the Rolling Stones started their 1969 tour of America, it had been a long two years since they were last on the road.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: The Who Lose Their Van … and Gain the First 100-Watt Amp

On Sept. 4, 1965, the Who had their van stolen while searching for a guard dog to protect it.

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Mercury
Mercury

30 Years Ago: John Cougar Mellencamp Digs Up Some Americana Roots on ‘Scarecrow’

In more ways than one, Scarecrow was John Mellencamp's second act.

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Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock

This Day in Rock History: September 4

David Lee Roth appeared onstage with Van Halen during the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards on this day in rock history.

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Columbia
Columbia

25 Years Ago: Judas Priest Revitalize Their Career With ‘Painkiller’

Judas Priest radically transformed their sound with 1990's unexpectedly devastating Painkiller album, reinvigorating their career trajectory virtually overnight.

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YouTube

50 Years Ago: Rolling Stones Fans Riot in Dublin

It was an exciting time for the Rolling Stones to be on tour — sometimes a little too exciting.

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EMI

31 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Take Fans on a Wild Ride with ‘Powerslave’

There’s little doubt that Iron Maiden delivered a heavy metal landmark with their fifth album.

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