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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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YouTube
YouTube

20 Years Ago: George Harrison’s Last TV Appearance Becomes an Eerie Meditation on Dying

It was almost as if George Harrison somehow knew this would be his last TV appearance.

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The Beatles A Day in the Life
John Pratt, Hulton Archive

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Argue for Legalization of Marijuana in the U.K.

The debate over marijuana legalization doesn't seem likely to end anytime soon, but if it's ever decriminalized, enthusiasts should toke up in honor of the Beatles, who publicly came out in favor of it.

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Geffen
Geffen

Guns N’ Roses (Sorta) Celebrate the Good Life in ‘Paradise City': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Most of the songs on Guns N' Roses' groundbreaking debut album 'Appetite for Destruction' take a dark, despairing look at the dangerous underside of life.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Axl Rose Lets Paranoia Run Wild on ‘Out Ta Get Me': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

From the outset, “Out ta Get Me” was the quintessential Guns N’ Roses song.

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Geffen
Geffen

Guns N’ Roses Destroy a Friend’s Country Song With ‘It’s So Easy': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

To follow the ultimate album opener “Welcome to the Jungle” on 'Appetite for Destruction,' Guns N’ Roses needed something heavy, bombastic and uncompromising.

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Geffen
Geffen

How Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Hijacked the Music Industry

Some stories behind Guns N' Roses' debut are the stuff of legend; other parts are verifiable history that have either been revised, or forgotten.

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Geffen
Geffen

Guns N’ Roses Make One Hell of an Introduction With ‘Welcome to the Jungle': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Rock 'n' roll needed a serious fix by the last part of the '80s. Then came Guns N' Roses.

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Universal
Universal

15 Years Ago: Robert Plant Begins a Career Resurgence With a Look Back on ‘Dreamland’

Robert Plant admitted that he initially considered a covers album because he felt like he was treading water creatively. But 'Dreamland' was anything but a stopgap.

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