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30 Years Ago: ‘VOA’ Makes Sammy Hagar a Household Name

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Sammy Hagar went from star to superstar with the release of 1984's 'VOA.'

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15 Years Ago: Woodstock ’99 Goes Down in Flames

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Joe Traver, Getty Images

A badly mismanaged anniversary celebration of Woodstock ended in blazing riots 15 years ago.

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Roger Waters’ Outsized ‘The Wall: Live in Berlin’ Helped Him Reclaim Pink Floyd Legacy

Roger Waters The Wall Live in Berlin 1990

On July 21, 1990, former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters presented an all-star production of 'The Wall' near the recently dismantled Berlin Wall.

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10 Years Ago: Van Halen and Sammy Hagar Reunite for Three New ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Tracks

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Van Halen reunited with Sammy Hagar for three new songs in 2004, then mounted a tour that would cause an irreparable rift.

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40 Years Ago: Neil Young Leaves the Middle of the Road for ‘On the Beach’

Neil Young
Reprise Records

Neil Young's "Ditch Trilogy" continued with the release of 'On the Beach' on July 19, 1974.

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20 Years Ago: Steve Perry Releases ‘For the Love of Strange Medicine’

Steve Perry, 'For the Love of Strange Medicine'
Sony

Steve Perry released his second solo album, 'For the Love of Strange Medicine,' on July 19, 1994.

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45 Years Ago: The Doors Stumble Through an Experimental ‘The Soft Parade’

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

'The Soft Parade,' a wildly uneven affair, went platinum anyway - but likely only because of the Doors' earlier successes.

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30 Years Ago: Eddie Van Halen Joins Michael Jackson on Stage

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

Eddie Van Halen reprised his solo on 'Beat It' during a stop on the Jacksons' 'Victory' tour.

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45 Years Ago: ‘Easy Rider’ Soundtrack Roars With Rock Hits

Easy Rider
James W. Lemke, Getty Images

The movie 'Easy Rider' broke ground for its use of rock music as its soundtrack.

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‘It Was Like A Riot’: The History of Disco Demolition Night

Disco Demolition Night
Paul Natkin, Getty Images

An anti-disco promotion at Chicago's Comiskey Park turned insane on July 12, 1979.

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