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Tom Petty Trades Intensity for Happiness: The History of ‘Full Moon Fever’

Tom Petty, 'Full Moon Fever'
MCA

Tom Petty "pissed off" his band by making a solo record, but ultimately the project brought about positive creative and personal changes for everyone involved.

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The History of Pete Ham and Badfinger

Apple Records
Apple Records

Like the Beatles, the band with which they’re inextricably linked, Badfinger included four men capable of writing and singing lead.

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The History of the New Barbarians, Keith Richards’ and Ron Wood’s OTHER Band

Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Being a member of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet has its advantages.

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The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players

Doors Bass Players
YouTube / Larry Knechtel.com (Yes, we know Larry's playing a guitar)

The Doors did not have a bass player.

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The Story of Elton John and Ryan White

Taro Yamasaki, Getty Images
Taro Yamasaki, Getty Images

On paper, the friendship between Elton John and Ryan White was an unorthodox one.

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Everything You Need to Know About Norman Greenbaum and ‘Spirit in the Sky’

Norman Greenbaum
GAB Archive, Getty Images

Norman Greenbaum's 1969 hit "Spirit in the Sky" is, along with Nena's "99 Luftballons" and Lipps, Inc.'s "Funkytown," one of the definitive one-hit wonders of the rock era.

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The History of Van Halen on Late-Night TV

NBC
NBC

The news that Van Halen will perform over two nights on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live caps an interesting history of late-night television appearances by the group and its members.

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The History of John Lennon’s Five-Year Battle With the FBI

John Lennon J. Edgar Hoover
Hulton Archive (2), Getty Images

John Lennon was engaged in a five-year fight with the U.S. government due to his political activism.

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The History of AC/DC and the ‘Night Stalker’ Murders

NightProwler

Richard Ramirez, a transient based in Los Angeles, spent a terrifying portion of 1984 and 1985 slipping into windows and through unlocked doors in California, committing a string of unspeakable crimes under cover of darkness.

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The Complete History of Damn Yankees

Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records

We spoke with Ted Nugent, Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Michael Cartellone. Ron Nevison and John Kalodner about the short-lived supergroup.

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