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35 Years Ago: Van Halen Begrudgingly Return to the Road for the ‘Hide Your Sheep’ Tour

Van Halen planned to take a break in 1982 after years of nonstop touring, but a surprise hit single put them back on the road for the Hide Your Sheep tour.

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MGM

35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Creates, Then Loses Control of, ‘The Wall’ Movie

By the time 'Pink Floyd – The Wall' premiered, it had become something much different than what Roger Waters first envisioned.

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Mercury

35 Years Ago: Def Leppard Replace Pete Willis With Phil Collen

Def Leppard were well into the recording of third album Pyromania when they decided that co-founding guitarist Pete Willis would have to go.

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YouTube

25 Years Ago: Axl Rose Arrested for St. Louis Guns N’ Roses Riot

You can't outrun the long arm of the law forever — even if you're Axl Rose.

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Getty Images

15 Years Ago: Who Bassist John Entwistle Is Laid to Rest

Though Who bassist John Entwistle died in Las Vegas on the eve of huge tour, his final resting place was near home.

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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

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

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

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

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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