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35 Years Ago: Tom Petersson Leaves Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick split with their founding bassist on Aug. 25, 1980.

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Ed Caraeff, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: Elton John Plays His First U.S. concert

Elton John's U.S. debut, at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Aug. 25, 1970, couldn't be confused with a low-key affair.

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YouTube

33 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Tries to Stay Current With ‘Zipper Catches Skin’

Alice Cooper released 'Zipper Catches Skin' on Aug. 25, 1982.

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Elektra
Elektra

27 Years Ago: Metallica Overcome Adversity With ‘… And Justice for All’

Metallica overcome adversity to release their challenging fourth album.

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Geffen
Geffen

17 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Cut ‘Use Your Illusion’ in Half

Guns N Roses trim 30 songs down to 12 for swearing-averse retailers.

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Bruce Springsteen
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40 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Finally Becomes a Star With ‘Born to Run’

After two flops, Bruce Springsteen hit the big time when 'Born to Run' was released on Aug. 25, 1975.

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day in rock

This Day in Rock History: August 25

We take a look at major classic rock events from Aug. 25.

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YouTube

25 Years Ago: Judas Priest’s Subliminal Lyrics Trial Ends

Judas Priest entered a Nevada court room on July 16, 1990, facing charges that subliminal lyrics had driven two young fans to suicide.

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Mercury
Mercury

28 Years Ago: John Cougar Mellencamp Digs Deeper Into Roots Music on ‘The Lonesome Jubilee’

On Aug. 24, 1987, John Mellencamp released one of his best albums, The Lonesome Jubilee.

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50 Years Ago: Beatles LSD Party Inspires ‘She Said She Said’

An acid trip taken by three Beatles at a Beverly Hills party on Aug. 24, 1965 resulted in 'She Said She Said.'

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