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Joe Perry Looks Back at Aerosmith’s ‘Permanent Vacation’ 30 Years Later: ‘It Was the Start of a New Paradigm’

Joe Perry recalls how 'Permanent Vacation' proved a pivotal shift in the way Aerosmith made albums going forward in an exclusive interview.

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EMI America
EMI America

35 Years Ago: George Thorogood Releases the Career-Defining ‘Bad to the Bone’

George Thorogood and the Destroyers seemed like unlikely candidates for a breakout hit in 1982.

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How the Beatles Said Goodbye With Their Final Official Concert

At the time, it must have seemed like an otherwise nondescript show. Instead, history was made as the Beatles played the nearly half-empty Candlestick Park.

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Asylum
Asylum

35 Years Ago: Don Henley Releases His First Solo Album, ‘I Can’t Stand Still’

After the massive multi-platinum success enjoyed by the Eagles throughout the '70s, the idea of going solo following the group's implosion must have been at least slightly daunting.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: The Death of Beatles Manager Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein, one of the few men who could legitimately be called the "Fifth Beatle," died from an overdose of sleeping pills on Aug. 27, 1967.

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Elektra
Elektra

30 Years Ago: The Cars Run Off the Road With ‘Door to Door’

The Cars tried to get back to basics with 'Door to Door,' but they'd already lost the communal spark that made them superstars in the '80s.

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Reprise
Reprise

25 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Stages an Acoustic Comeback With ‘Unplugged’

The release of Eric Clapton's 'Unplugged,' a No. 1 album, set in motion a comeback that carried over well into the new millennium.

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Mercury
Mercury

30 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Makes His Most Focused Statement With ‘The Lonesome Jubilee’

Mellencamp's growing connection to the national consciousness turned his eye from personal to public pain as he penned songs for 'Scarecrow''s follow-up, 'The Lonesome Jubilee.'

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Garage Days

30 Years Ago: Metallica Bounce Back from Tragedy With ‘Garage Days Re-Revisited’

Metallica's 'Garage Days Re-Revisited' gave the band a chance to continue healing after the death of Cliff Burton, and a low-pressure way to begin recording with Jason Newsted.

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Chiswick
Chiswick

40 Years Ago: Motorhead Set a Template With Their First Album

By the time Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister died in late 2015, his band, Motorhead, had achieved legendary status. Their first album set the template.

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