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John Mellencamp American Fool John Cougar
Riva

35 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Releases His Only No. 1 Album, ‘American Fool’

By the time John Mellencamp had the No. 1 song and the No. 1 album in the country, it had been a long road to get there.

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Columbia
Columbia

‘Lucky Touch’? ‘Human Town’? We Cut Bruce Springsteen’s Two 1992 Albums Down to One

Four of our writers reveal how they would condense Bruce Springsteen's 'Human Touch' and 'Lucky Town' into a single disc.

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Ash Newell
Ash Newell

Night Ranger’s Jack Blades Talks New Music: ‘We Can Do Whatever We Want’

'Don't Let Up' is the 12th studio project from Night Ranger, and one that’s appropriately named.

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Harvest
Harvest

35 Years Ago: Bruce Dickinson’s Arrival Inspires Iron Maiden’s Metal Masterpiece ‘Number of the Beast’

Iron Maiden's path to creating one of metal's cornerstone albums was dotted with uncertainty.

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The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever
YouTube

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Debut New Image With ‘Strawberry Fields Forever,’ ‘Penny Lane’ Videos

The Beatles' influential promotional films for "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" made their U.S. debuts in March 1967.

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Bob Riha Jr., Getty Images
Bob Riha Jr., Getty Images

10 Years Ago: Brad Delp’s Suicide Ends Celebrated Career With Boston

Without Brad Delp's soaring vocals, Boston's first album might have been just a bunch of really cool guitar-focused demos from Tom Scholz.

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U2 Pop
Island

20 Years Ago: U2 Switch Gears Again With ‘Pop’

U2 continued to experiment on 'Pop,' embracing dance music and electronica on the album, which was released in March 1997.

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YouTube
YouTube

30 Years Ago: The Beatles’ First CDs Arrive in Stores

A year-long campaign to issue the Beatles' records on compact disc began when their first four British albums were re-released on Feb. 26, 1987.

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Arnie Goodman
Arnie Goodman

Glenn Hughes Looks Back on a Huge 2016, Ahead to a ‘Real Rock’ Album From Black Country Communion: Exclusive Interview

The busy Glenn Hughes also talks frankly about the possibility of any more Deep Purple-related activities.

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Erika Goldring, Getty Images
Erika Goldring, Getty Images

The History of Country-Rock: The ’90s, ’00s and Now

A look at the history of country-rock music in the '90s to the present.

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