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Troy Augusto, Getty Images

15 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Concert Ends in Tragedy at Roskilde Festival

On June 30, 2000, every band's worst nightmare came true for Pearl Jam.

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Bronze
Bronze

35 Years Ago: Girlschool Challenge the Heavy Metal Boys Club With ‘Demolition’

New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands came in a variety of styles, and in June 1980, it took on another form when the London-based, all-female quartet Girlschool released their debut album, Demolition.

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Casablanca
Casablanca

38 Years Ago: Kiss Reach a Turning Point on ‘Love Gun’

Love Gun, the sixth studio album from Kiss and a pinnacle of the band's first golden era, was released in June 1977.

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EMI
EMI

35 Years Ago: Queen Reach a Turning Point With ‘The Game’

After rampaging through the ‘70s, Queen were bona fide British rock royalty. All of that would begin to change with this album.

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Anthem
Anthem

11 Years Ago: Rush Explore Their Influences on ‘Feedback’ EP

Released on June 29, 2004, as part of a celebration of their 30th anniversary, the 'Feedback' EP did a little crate-digging to pay tribute to some of Rush's early influences.

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Express, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

46 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Break Up

On June 29, 1969, bassist Noel Redding quit the Jimi Hendix Experience, ending the all-too brief reign of one of rock's greatest trios.

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Chris Walter, Getty Images

35 Years Ago: Brian Johnson Plays His First Show With AC/DC

Brian Johnson has long since earned his spot at the mic in AC/DC, but in the summer of 1980, he was still just starting out as the new guy in the band.

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MCA
MCA

41 Years Ago: Elton John’s ‘Caribou’ Isn’t a Classic, But It’s Close

Elton John's 'Caribou' is a step down from some of his best-known '70s albums, but still has its charms.

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30 Years Ago: AC/DC Move Into the Video Era With ‘Fly on the Wall’

AC/DC took their first steps towards MTV on 'Fly on the Wall," which was released on June 28, 1985.

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Elektra
Elektra

21 Years Ago: Kyuss Begin to Fall Apart With ‘Welcome to Sky Valley’

On June 28, 1994, a little-known band named Kyuss bid adventurous music listeners a hearty 'Welcome to Sky Valley' via their third studio album.

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