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How Judas Priest Survived the ’80s

Heavy metal has been going strong since the '70s, but if you look purely at the sales figures, the style enjoyed its commercial peak during the '80s.

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How Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr Survived the ‘80s

By the time the ’80s arrived, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade.

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YouTube

40 Years Ago: The Band’s ‘Last Waltz’ Almost Didn’t Happen

An enormous undertaking, the Band's 'Last Waltz' was almost derailed time and again.

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RCA Records and Tapes
RCA Records and Tapes

45 Years Ago: Harry Nilsson Finds the Promised Land on ‘Nilsson Schmilsson’

Harry Nilsson reached his commercial peak with 1971's 'Nilsson Schmilsson,'

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Harry Langdon, Getty Images
Harry Langdon, Getty Images

How Chicago Survived the ’80s

Chicago owned the '70s with a string of hit singles and multi-platinum LPs that made them one of the most commercially successful American bands of all time.

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Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock

How Neil Young Survived the ’80s

Neil Young's '80s pretty much amounted to one long f--- you.

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How Elton John Survived the ’80s

Elton John almost didn’t make it to the ’80s.

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One Year Later: The Attack on the Bataclan Theater in Paris

The year since the November 13, 2015 attack on Paris's Bataclan has been filled with sadness, controversy and charity. Now, the theater begins a new chapter.

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Mercury
Mercury

How Rush Survived the ’80s

Like many '70s bands, Rush adapted with changing musical trends and embraced synthesizers during the '80s.

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Drew Angerer, Getty Images
Drew Angerer, Getty Images

25 Times Classic Rock Stars Crashed the 2016 Presidential Election

A timeline offering a deeper look into classic rock's role in the Clinton / Trump presidential election.

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