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25 Years Ago: U2 Cover Dylan and the Beatles on ‘Rattle and Hum’

A hybrid project that boasted gutsy live reworkings of tracks from their smash album 'The Joshua Tree,' cover songs honoring Bob Dylan and the Beatles and nine new cuts, U2's 'Rattle and Hum' tried to be everything to everybody. It didn't quite get there.

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5 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Battles McDonald’s

McDonald's is famous for touting the billions and billions of customers who have passed through the golden arches, but five years ago, the fast food empire found itself being served -- with some nasty words from former Beatle and famous vegetarian Paul McCartney.

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50 Years Ago: The Beach Boys Release ‘Little Deuce Coupe’

To fully appreciate the Beach Boys' 'Little Deuce Coupe,' which was released 50 years ago, you have to accept that it's possible to create a pop record with occasional moments of stunning beauty about the awesomeness of cars.

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35 Years Ago: Judas Priest Release Their Fifth Album – With Two Different Names

Judas Priest released their fifth album in October 1978. But what it was called depends on where you live.

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40 Years Ago: Elton John Releases ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

It almost seems too easy to call 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' Elton John's masterpiece, but it's hard to argue against it. Released on Oct. 5, 1973, 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' was the second studio album he put out in 1973, and his seventh in five years. Oh, and it was a double album.

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Def Leppard’s ‘Retro-Active’ Turns 20

By the start of the '90s, Def Leppard had established themselves, not only as one of the world’s premier hard rock rock bands, but also one of its most unfortunate.

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35 Years Ago: Aerosmith Bail Out Fans After Concert Pot Bust

When a crowd of cops invaded Aerosmith's Oct. 3, 1978, concert in Fort Wayne, Ind., they found dozens of kids possessing pot. All of them were dragged out of the show, which was part of the band's tour in support of its recently released 'Live Bootleg!' album.

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30 Years Ago: Genesis Release Their Self-Titled Album

If you're looking for the precise moment when Genesis made their sharp turn away from free-form prog, here it is.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Road Rock 37 Years Ago

Back to October,1976 and rock and rollers across the land were running out and buying the new Lynyrd Skynyrd album "One More From The Road". This live collection would establish the bands success and then a year later the tragic plane crash

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Bob Seger Goes Nationwide In 1976

Welcome to October. It was in October 1976, Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band released the album "Night Moves". Kit Rachlis a critic for Rolling Stone Magazine at the time reviewed the new collection of Seger music.

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26 Years Ago: Joe Satriani’s ‘Surfing with the Alien’ Album Released

The future of guitar playing arrived in stores 26 years ago, courtesy of Joe Satriani’s epochal second album, and de facto public coming out party, 1987’s ‘Surfing with the Alien.’

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16 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases ‘Time Out of Mind’

As an artist who had already reinvented himself several times over the years, Bob Dylan’s 1997 rebirth turned out to be not only his greatest comeback but also the greatest third act in rock ‘n’ roll history. Partly inspired by his own mortality, partly inspired by his own mythology and partly inspired by whatever goes on inside Bob Dylan’s head, ‘Time Out of Mind’ is a milestone in a career that’s had plenty of them over the past five decades.

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