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Before They Were Kiss: The History of Wicked Lester

Wicked Lester
Wicked Lester

The seeds of Kiss, quite famously, grew from an early '70s band called Wicked Lester.

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40 Years Ago: Robert Palmer Finds His Groove With ‘Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley’

Island Records
Island Records

Long before he became the sharp-dressed star of a series of sleek MTV-era videos, Robert Palmer was an R&B savant.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Say a Proper Goodbye With ‘Abbey Road’

Beatles Abbey Road
Apple

For one last shining moment, the Beatles were the Beatles again.

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35 Years Ago: The Eagles Release ‘The Long Run’

Eagles, 'The Long Run'
Asylum

After honing their harmonies and polishing their country-rock grooves for half a decade, the Eagles scored a career-defining smash with 1976's 'Hotel California' -- and then spent the better part of the next three years trying to figure out how to follow it.

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25 Years Ago: Starship Fight!

RCA
RCA

One of rock's most dramatic feuds boiled over on Sept. 24, 1989, when Starship's tour in support of 'Love Among the Cannibals' reached Scranton, Penn.

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AC/DC Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide

Dave Evans Rocks UK / Michael Putland, Getty Images / Atlantic Records
Dave Evans Rocks UK / Michael Putland, Getty Images / Atlantic Records

AC/DC's musical formula hasn't changed much over the years, and for good reason: For 40 years and counting, Australia's loudest musical exports have decisively proven that you don't need much more than a couple of guitars, a couple of chords and a dirty mind to make great rock 'n' roll. But while the band's sound has remained steady over the

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35 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Dream Police’ Becomes a Belated Smash

Epic Records
Epic Records

By the time their fourth studio album 'Dream Police' arrived in September of 1979, Cheap Trick had gone from cult following to mega-stardom -- all within a year.

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Four Not-So-Fab ‘I Quit’ Stories – How George, Ringo, John and Paul Each Left the Beatles

The Beatles
Hulton Archive (4)

We chronicle the times members of the Beatles left the band in the last 18 months of their existence.

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Bryan Adams on Collaborating With Jeff Lynne, ‘Reckless’ Reissue – Exclusive Interview

Image Credit: Bryan Adams
Image Credit: Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is about to revisit his musical roots with a new album, ‘Tracks of My Years,’ a collection of classic covers from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s that will be released on Sept. 30.

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‘Flat-Out, Ass-Kickin’ Rock ‘n’ Roll’: ‘Shindig!’ Debuts 50 Years Ago

ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images
ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images

‘Shindig!,’ TV's first prime-time rock music show, premiered on ABC on Sept. 16, 1964.

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