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40 Years Ago: Styx Break Through While Questioning It All on ‘The Grand Illusion’

As Styx finally achieved a long-hoped-for measure of success, they did a rare thing in rock: Look inward.

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Blackened
Blackened

35 Years Ago: Metallica Record Their Career-Making Demo ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’

Metallica were trying to find their identity, sound and even a stable lineup when they entered the studio to record the seven-song demo 'No Life ‘Til Leather.'

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Arista
Arista

30 Years Ago: Grateful Dead Hit Stunning Commercial Heights With ‘In the Dark’

When the Grateful Dead re-convened in the late ’80s, they focused on the group’s holy grail: Making a representative studio effort.

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Elektra
Elektra

20 Years Ago: Motley Crue Bring Back Vince Neil for Confused ‘Generation Swine’

Motley Crue appeared to be indestructible going into the 90s.

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Mercury
Mercury

20 Years Ago: Jon Bon Jovi Combines Music and Acting With ‘Destination Anywhere’

Jon Bon Jovi combined his music and acting careers with the album and short film, 'Destination Anywhere.'

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John Entwistle
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15 Years Ago: The Who’s John Entwistle Dies

John Entwistle’s death attracted as much attention as he always had onstage with the Who.

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Arista
Arista

35 Years Ago: The Alan Parsons Project Hit the Big Time With ‘Eye in the Sky’

With their sixth studio album, 1982's Eye in the Sky, the Alan Parsons Project made a break with tradition — and scored their biggest hit in the bargain.

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Scotti Bros.
Scotti Bros.

35 Years Ago: Survivor Follow ‘Rocky III’ Success With ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Album

As the members of Survivor began preparations for their third album, they knew they still had a lot to prove.

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The Beatles All You Need is Love
Jim Gray, Hulton Archive

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Debut ‘All You Need is Love’ for the World

Representing their country in a historic satellite broadcast, the Beatles presented "All You Need is Love" before the entire world on June 25, 1967.

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Epic
Epic

35 Years Ago: REO Speedwagon Follow Up Their Breakthrough With ‘Good Trouble’

After years of plugging away, REO Speedwagon finally topped the charts with 1980's Hi Infidelity — and they didn't waste time with their follow-up effort.

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