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20 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Attempt to Modernize on ‘Bridges to Babylon’

As the '90s wore on, Mick Jagger became concerned with keeping the Rolling Stones fresh. That led directly to some dated experimentation.

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YouTube

30 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tribute Tour Begins, Then Quickly Becomes Lasting Reunion

The intention, at first, was simply to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of a tragic plane crash that killed three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Arista

40 Years Ago: How Robert Fleischman Began Journey’s Pre-Steve Perry Transformation

Robert Fleischman might have made a perfectly serviceable frontman for Journey. Then came Steve Perry.

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Atlantic

20 Years Ago: How Genesis’ Final Makeover Attempt Failed on ‘Calling All Stations’

Genesis had replaced a frontman before, so Phil Collins' departure didn't initially give Mike Rutherford too much pause.

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How the Beatles Said Goodbye With Their Final Official Concert

At the time, it must have seemed like an otherwise nondescript show. Instead, history was made as the Beatles played the nearly half-empty Candlestick Park.

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Garage Days

30 Years Ago: Metallica Bounce Back from Tragedy With ‘Garage Days Re-Revisited’

Metallica's 'Garage Days Re-Revisited' gave the band a chance to continue healing after the death of Cliff Burton, and a low-pressure way to begin recording with Jason Newsted.

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Milos Bicanski, Getty Images

How ‘Eclipse’ Provided an Epic Finale for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

Pink Floyd were onto something, as sessions continued for 1973's 'The Dark Side of the Moon.' They just didn't have an ending.

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Swan Song

35 Years Ago: Bad Company Disintegrates After Releasing ‘Rough Diamonds’

Bad Company ended with a bang, and then a whimper.

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YouTube

35 Years Ago: ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Revolutionizes Teen Movies With Tasty Waves and a Cool Buzz

Cameron Crowe's first movie got all of the details of high-school life right, especially the music the students were listening to.

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Charley Gallay, Getty Images / YouTube / YouTube / Marc Grimwade, Getty Images

25 Years After the Montreal Riots: The Very Different Paths Taken by Metallica and Guns N’ Roses

In the summer of 1992, Guns N' Roses and Metallica were two of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

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