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5 Years Ago: Tom Petty Goes Deep with the Heartbreakers’ ‘Live Anthology’

Karl Walter, Getty Images
Karl Walter, Getty Images

When Tom Petty decided he wanted to encapsulate what he and the Heartbreakers could do in concert, he went all the way.

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15 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Look Back With ‘Live Era ’87-’93′

Geffen Records
Geffen Records

As 1999 (and an entire millennium, for that matter) raced down its final stretch, Geffen Records unveiled the first official Guns N’ Roses release in six years with the two-CD ‘Live Era ’87-’93.’

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30 Years Ago: Don Henley Gets Confident, Builds a Near-Perfect ‘Beast’

Geffen
Geffen

Don Henley made a big creative and commercial leap with his second solo album, 'Building the Perfect Beast.'

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20 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Prove Grunge Isn’t Yet Dead With ‘Vitalogy’

Pearl Jam
Epic

Pearl Jam's third album, 'Vitalogy,' was released Nov. 22, 1994.

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45 Years Ago: Mott the Hoople Release Self-Titled Debut

Ian Tyas, Getty Images
Ian Tyas, Getty Images

Mott the Hoople combined the Rolling Stones and Dylan on their first album, which was released in November 1969.

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19 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Manager Peter Grant Dies

Peter Grant Robert Plant
YouTube

On Nov. 21, 1995, rock 'n' roll lost one of its biggest characters -- figuratively and literally -- with the death of legendary Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant, perhaps the quintessential artist handler of the rock era.

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25 Years Ago: Rush Close Out the ’80s With the Transitional ‘Presto’

Paul Natkin, Getty Images
Paul Natkin, Getty Images

Judging solely in superficial terms, 1989's 'Presto' is a minor offering in Rush's massive discography.

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26 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Begins His First Solo Tour

YouTube
YouTube

Jimmy Page launched his highly scrutinized first solo tour on Nov. 21, 1988, at the Hummingbird in Birmingham, England.

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30 Years Ago: The Kinks’ Resurgence Ends With ‘Word of Mouth’

Deborah Feiingold, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Deborah Feiingold, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

In the late ’70s, the Kinks had returned from the dead.

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25 Years Ago: Whitesnake Slip Some Tongue

Geffen
Geffen

When ‘Slip of the Tongue’ arrived in stores on Nov. 18, 1989, Whitesnake’s career had never been so healthy, thanks to recent platinum sales, smash hits and sold-out tours.

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