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Band's 1981 album remains its darkest work, but it's also a fan favorite.
25 Years Ago: How ‘Humans Being’ Spelled Disaster for Van Halen and Sammy Hagar
Their initial 11-year association ended slowly, and then all at once.
20 Years Ago: ‘Blow’ Joins a Long Line of Drug-Smuggling Classics
Like most stories involving illicit activities and drugs, it all goes bad in swift fashion.
Why Black Sabbath’s Dio Era Forced Tony Iommi to ‘Work Harder': Exclusive Interview
Guitarist delves deeply into a four-album collaboration that challenged and excited the band.
All the Call-Outs in Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’ Hit ‘Rocket’
All of the songs and artists referenced by Joe Elliott in the final single from the blockbuster album.
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From synths to New Wave, the year's evident musical shifts deeply impacted the future of rock 'n' roll.
40 Years Gone: What Led Zeppelin’s Stars Have Done Post-Breakup
Former bandmates have been prolific, with solo albums, tours, film projects and more.
How ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2′ Nearly Derailed the Series
The absence of Wes Craven and some curious story choices severely hampered the sequel.