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Carl Radle
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35 Years Ago: Carl Radle Dies

Carl Radle, who played bass on some of Eric Clapton's most beloved works, died on May 30, 1980.

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Columbia Records
Columbia Records

20 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Document Final Tour With Live LP ‘Pulse’

When Pink Floyd began their expansive world tour behind 1994's The Division Bell, David Gilmour and company had no intention of documenting the jaunt with a live LP.

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Portrait/Columbia
Portrait/Columbia

15 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Rebuild Classic Lineup to Face a ‘Brave New World’

The '90s were something of a lost decade for heavy metal, as countless major names from the genre's glory years were killed off by grunge. Then came Iron Maiden's reunion album, 2000's 'Brave New World.'

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Intersound
Intersound

20 Years Ago: Kansas Return From Some Hard Years With ‘Freaks of Nature’

The years leading up to Kansas' 12th studio LP, 1995's Freaks of Nature, were among the hardest the band had faced.

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Capitol
Capitol

35 Years Ago: Billy Squier Releases His Debut Album, ‘The Tale of the Tape’

Billy Squier spent the late '70s watching his band Piper rise through the rock 'n' roll ranks, but after two albums with the band, he knew he needed something more, and by the end of the decade, he'd departed the group's ranks to begin his solo career.

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

12 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Raid Their Vaults for Excellent Live DVD

Led Zeppelin were one of the preeminent live bands of the '70s, but their fans had to wait an awfully long time for a proper representation of the band's live career.

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Karl Walter, Getty Images
Karl Walter, Getty Images

5 Years Ago: AC/DC Fans Get Sick at Austrian Concert

Roughly 150 audience members suffered "severe allergic reactions" to mulch at an AC/DC show in Austria.

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Harry Thompson, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

52 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases His First Classic Album, ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’

Bob Dylan was already the darling of the modern folk movement when he released his second album on May 27, 1963.

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YouTube
YouTube

27 Years Ago: Monsters of Rock Tour Kicks Off

Launched in May 1988, the Monsters of Rock tour brought together some of the greatest hard rock and heavy metal bands of that era for a day-long rock 'n' roll celebration.

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

32 Years Ago: Joe Walsh Stumbles on Sixth Solo LP, ‘You Bought It – You Name It’

Maybe it seemed funny at the time, but Joe Walsh's goofy You Bought It - You Name It too often stumbles in its attempt to sustain a joke over the length of an album.

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