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45 Years Ago: Emerson, Lake and Palmer Turn a Kooky Concept Into ‘Tarkus’

Emerson, Lake and Palmer released 'Tarkus' in June 1971.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

25 Years Ago: Foreigner Start Over With ‘Unusual Heat’

Foreigner ended the '80s as one of rock's most successful acts — and then they lost singer Lou Gramm to a solo career, forcing founder Mick Jones to start over for the band's seventh studio album.

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Ian Tilton/Modern Rocks Gallery

Guns N’ Roses Exclusive: 1988 Photos and Memories from Ian Tilton

British photographer Ian Tilton was there just as Appetite For Destruction made superstars of Guns N' Roses.

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Polydor
Polydor

30 Years Ago: ELP (Sort Of) Reunite for ‘Emerson, Lake and Powell’

After limping to a halt with 1978's Love Beach, Emerson, Lake & Palmer went on a much-needed hiatus

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25 Years Ago: The SoundScan Era Rocks the Music Industry

In 1991, a gargantuan shift occurred in popular music.

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Parlophone
Parlophone

25 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Pares Down on ‘Unplugged’

“This is how we started out you know,” says Paul McCartney during the 1991 all-acoustic performance captured on Unplugged: The Official Bootleg.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Stages His Infamous ‘Judas’ Concert

One of the most famous concerts in rock history saw Bob Dylan battle hecklers at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England on May 17, 1966.

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Capitol Photo Archives
Capitol Photo Archives

50 Years Ago: The Beach Boys Release Their Masterpiece, ‘Pet Sounds’

The story of 'Pet Sounds' is one of heartbreak, joy, madness, rock 'n' roll, the past, the future, the beginning of the end of the Beach Boys and so much more.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

10 Years Ago: Paul Simon Hooks Up With Brian Eno for ‘Surprise’

Even a songwriting legend can find it difficult to get the creative machinery going again when it's time to start working on a new album.

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Roger Sargent
Roger Sargent

Should AC/DC Continue Without Brian Johnson? Great Rock Debates

We debate AC/DC's recent decision to continue touring without longtime singer Brian Johnson with noted AC/DC author Jesse Fink.

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