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Columbia
Columbia

30 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Returns to the Vaults to Pay ‘Tribute’ to Randy Rhoads

Released by Ozzy Osbourne five years to the day after Randy Rhoads' death, 'Tribute' refocused grieving fans on his soaring guitar talent.

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Columbia
Columbia

55 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases His Self-Titled Debut Album

Bob Dylan wasn't born Bob Dylan.

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Aerosmith Nine Lives
Columbia

20 Years Ago: ‘Nine Lives’ Caps a Tumultuous Period for Aerosmith

Aerosmith endured mental illness, shifting producers, the departure of a manager and more while making 'Nine Lives,' released in March 1997.

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Geffen
Geffen

35 Years Ago: Asia Mixes Prog and Pop on Self-Titled Debut

Asia brought together former members of Yes, King Crimson and ELP for a multi-platinum smash in 1982.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

40 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake and Palmer Start to Split on ‘Works Volume 1′

Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Works Volume 1 represents the boldest move the band ever made and the beginning of its undoing.

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The Grateful Dead
Warner Bros.

50 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release Their Hastily Recorded Debut Album

The Grateful Dead’s debut album, in its original form, runs for 35 minutes. That’s about as much time as it would take the band to play “Dark Star” in concert.

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Metallica
Metallica

35 Years Ago: Metallica Play Their First-Ever Concert

They'd go on to bang a billion heads, but in the beginning, Metallica were just another rag-tag bunch of kids with their amps cranked into overdrive.

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Matt Carmichael, Getty Images
Matt Carmichael, Getty Images

Watch as Kiss Defy City Pyro Ban By Setting Off All Their Explosives in Just 30 Seconds

A German fire marshal told Kiss they couldn't use any pyrotechnics during their show. They obeyed ... until the last song.

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Verve
Verve

50 Years Ago: The Velvet Underground Release Their Influential Debut, ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’

The Velvet Underground sounded like nothing else that came out in 1967.

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Neil Young Live at Massey Hall
Reprise

10 Years Ago: Neil Young Finally Releases Solo Acoustic ‘Live at Massey Hall’

Neil Young's 'Live at Massey Hall,' featuring a long-sought-after unplugged performance, had remained shelved for 36 years.

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