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35 Years Ago: Billy Squier Releases His Debut Album, ‘The Tale of the Tape’

Billy Squier spent the late '70s watching his band Piper rise through the rock 'n' roll ranks, but after two albums with the band, he knew he needed something more, and by the end of the decade, he'd departed the group's ranks to begin his solo career.

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Listen to Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ With the ‘St. Anger’ Snare Sound

For Metallica fans, there has never been any comparison between their early triumph 'Master of Puppets' and the widely reviled 'St. Anger.' Thanks – or no thanks, actually – to the internet, there is now.

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

Sammy Hagar Fires Back at David Lee Roth Over Van Halen Setlist

Sammy Hagar has taken to the airwaves to respond to Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth's pointed recent criticism of the so-called Van Hagar era.

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Twitter / Matthias Nareyek, Getty Images

U2′s Tour Manager, Dennis Sheehan, Dies

Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel this morning.

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

12 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Raid Their Vaults for Excellent Live DVD

Led Zeppelin were one of the preeminent live bands of the '70s, but their fans had to wait an awfully long time for a proper representation of the band's live career.

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Liz Ramanand, Ultimate Classic Rock
Liz Ramanand, Ultimate Classic Rock

Exclusive Photos From Rock on the Range 2015

Rock on the Range is one of the largest festivals for rock and metal fans.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Warren Haynes on His New Solo Album, Gov’t Mule’s Future and Working With B.B. King: Exclusive Interview

Warren Haynes certainly isn't slowing down after the Allman Brothers Band's retirement.

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Karl Walter, Getty Images

5 Years Ago: AC/DC Fans Get Sick at Austrian Concert

Roughly 150 audience members suffered "severe allergic reactions" to mulch at an AC/DC show in Austria.

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Vertigo

Thin Lizzy Almost Didn’t Release ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’

Rock history is full of stories about songs that only became hit records after a few strange twists of fate — a rich tradition that apparently includes Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town."

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

Five Things We Learned from Bob Weir’s New Documentary

'The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir' casts a (love) light on Bob Weir, Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist and music's most talented "number two."

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