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Kansas Find New Beginning With First Album in 16 Years: Exclusive Interview

Anybody who has seen a Kansas show in the past couple years has been witness to a renewed excitement and vigor within the group that shines through in its performances.

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Guns N' Roses Use Your Ilusion Split

Choose Your Illusion: Our Writers Cut Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Use Your Illusion’ Albums In Half

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Guns N' Roses' twin Use Your Illusion LPs, we asked our writers to weigh in on the debate that's raged ever since the records were released in September 1991

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How Rock Music Was Reshaped on the Morning of 9/11

The tragedy cast a long shadow on the rock world and, in the days that followed, that shadow only lengthened.

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Blackened Recordings
Blackened Recordings

Metallica’s Long-Awaited Return: Our Writers Answer Five Big Questions

The belated arrival of new music from Metallica led to a sometimes-polarizing debate.

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Epic
Epic

40 Years Ago: Boston Release Their Debut Album

Boston mastermind Tom Scholz served up a multi-platinum work with his band's debut record in 1976.

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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

30 Years Ago: Paul Simon Stages a Multi-Cultural Comeback With ‘Graceland’

Paul Simon's decade wasn't going so great when he started work on his sixth solo album in October 1985.

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Larry Marano (2) / Frazer Harrison / Ethan Miller (2), Getty Images
Larry Marano (2) / Frazer Harrison / Ethan Miller (2), Getty Images

Should Van Halen Reunite with Sammy Hagar? Our Writers Answer Five Big Questions

Sammy Hagar has said he's sorry. Now, we have our say on how a reunion with Van Halen might happen – and whether it should.

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Eel Pie
Eel Pie

The Story of Pete Townshend’s ‘Lifehouse’

Any artist, if he pushes hard enough, will eventually reach a point where his creative reach exceeds his grasp.

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E.M.I.
E.M.I.

Five Big ‘Revolver’ Questions: Our Writers Tackle the Beatles’ Masterpiece

Is 'Revolver' the Beatles' best album? What are its best and worst songs? Our writers tackle these and other big questions.

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Island
Island

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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