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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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35 Years Ago: Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, and Bonnie Raitt Lead ‘No Nukes’ Concerts

'No Nukes'
Warner Bros.

Some of rock's biggest names banded together to protest the nuclear energy industry in September of 1979.

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30 Years Ago: Deep Purple Makes an Improbable Return with ‘Perfect Strangers’

deep purple 1984

The celebrated Mark II lineup of Deep Purple had long refused to get back together simply to cash checks on a reunion tour.

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30 Years Ago: Paul Stanley Becomes a One-Man Band on Kiss’ ‘Animalize’

Kiss Animalize
Mercury

For the first time in several trouble-plagued years, Kiss entered the recording sessions for 1984's 'Animalize' on both a commercial and a critical winning streak.

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Randy Bachman on BTO’s Offhanded Smash ‘Not Fragile’ – Exclusive Interview

Mercury Records
Mercury Records

Bachman-Turner Overdrive had been on a very respectable run, in the period leading up to the release of 'Not Fragile.'

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40 Years Ago: Hawkwind Release ‘Hall Of The Mountain Grill’

United Artists Records
United Artists Records

Hawkwind released 'Hall of the Mountain Grill' on Sept. 6, 1974.

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35 Years Ago: INXS Play First Live Concert

Atco Records
Atco Records

In retrospect, the longevity of INXS' initial lineup shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

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