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Polydor
Polydor

45 Years Ago: Bill Bruford Announces His Stunning Departure From Yes

Bill Bruford's exit from Yes remains a central talking point. After all, they were at the peak of their considerable progressive-rock powers.

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Marc S Canter, Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses Reach Into Their Past With ‘Anything Goes': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

As far as most people knew at the time, Guns N' Roses were a brand new band when they rocketed out of the L.A. underground with 'Appetite for Destruction.'

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Atlantic
Atlantic

40 Years Ago: AC/DC Play Their First U.S. Show

The Canadian band Moxy were set to make their first headlining appearance in the U.S. at a show in Austin. Their opening act traveled much farther.

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Island
Island

15 Years Ago: Def Leppard Take a Deep Dive Into Pop on ‘X’

Def Leppard wanted to return to their classic sound after a mid-'90s swerve into grunge – and they said the more pop-leaning 'X' was an extension of that.

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Geffen
Geffen

Exploring the Multifaceted Insanity of ‘You’re Crazy': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

As the most popular band on the Sunset Strip in the mid-'80s, Guns N’ Roses were bound to draw their share of shady characters, hangers-on and other sorts of degenerates.

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Paul Stanley
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10 Years Ago: ‘Be Advised: Paul Stanley Is Down’

Kiss were 34 years into their career before they had to face the challenge of playing as a trio when Paul Stanley suffered a health alert just before a show.

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Geffen
Geffen

Guns N’ Roses Hit the Top With ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Nothing was ever the same for Guns N' Roses after the release of "Sweet Child o' Mine."

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Marc S. Canter, Getty Images

Izzy Stradlin Takes the Lead on ‘Think About You': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Of all the songs on Appetite for Destruction, “Think About You” is either the most underrated, the album's hidden gem or just a misplaced and mediocre break from greatness.

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Led Zeppelin 1977 poster
Led Zeppelin

40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Their Last U.S. Concert

When Robert Plant said “It feels great to be back” as Led Zeppelin played a U.S. tour, he couldn’t have known it was their last U.S. show.

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Epic
Epic

45 Years Ago: Former Edgar Winter Drummer Bobby Ramirez Killed

On July 24, 1972, things went awry in the worst way for former Edgar Winter Band drummer Bobby Ramirez, who was beaten to death after a nightclub altercation.

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