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26 Years Ago: U2 Debut ‘Rattle and Hum’ Film

Island/Paramount Pictures
Island/Paramount Pictures

During the last week of October 1988, U2‘s anticipated concert movie ‘Rattle and Hum’ was released in their native Ireland.

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35 Years Ago: Motorhead Releases ‘Bomber’

Motorhead
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Released on Oct. 27, 1979, Motorhead's third album, 'Bomber,' saw their career finally start to take off.

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39 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Appears on Covers of Both ‘Time’ and ‘Newsweek’

Bruce Springsteen

On Oct. 27, 1975, Bruce Springsteen made history by becoming the first rock star to land on the cover of Time and Newsweek in the same week.

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33 Years Ago: Iron Maiden’s First Concert With Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson Iron Maiden
Paul Natkin, Getty Images

On October 26, 1981, New Wave of British Heavy Metal standard bearers Iron Maiden performed their first concert with new lead singer, Bruce Dickinson at the Palasport of Bologna, Italy— a daring personnel change for a band that wa

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35 Years Ago: Pat Benatar Releases ‘In the Heat of the Night’

Pat Benatar
Chrysalis

Pat Benatar made a big splash in Oct. 1979 with her first album, 'In the Heat of the Night.'

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39 Years Ago: Elton John Sells Out Two Dodger Stadium Shows

Elton John
Terry O' Neill, Getty Images

Our first-hand account of Elton John's career-defining concerts.

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30 Years Ago: An Ozzy Osbourne Fan Commits Suicide, Leading to ‘Suicide Solution’ Lawsuit

Ozzy Osbourne
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The suicide of an Ozzy Osbourne fans leads to a landmark court case.

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‘You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself’ – The Rolling Stones Make Their ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Debut 50 Years Ago

Rolling Stones
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

The Rolling Stones first appeared on the 'Ed Sullivan Show' on Oct. 25, 1964.

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46 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Their First Official Live Show

Led Zeppelin 1968
ledzeppelin.com

Led Zeppelin performed their first show under their new name on Oct. 25, 1968.

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45 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Tries to Find Its Way With ‘Ummagumma’

EMI
EMI

'Ummagumma,' released on Oct. 25, 1969, found Pink Floyd still searching for direction after the departure of original frontman Syd Barrett.

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