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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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35 Years Ago: Aerosmith’s ‘Live! Bootleg’ Released

You could make a strong case that 1978 was “the year of the live album,” with a slew of now-legendary releases including AC/DC’s ‘If You Want Blood (You’ve Got it),’ The Band’s ‘Last Waltz,’ Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Some Enchanted Evening,’ David Bowi

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15 Years Ago: Kiss’ Original Lineup Reunites (But Not Really) for A New Studio Album

On Sept. 28, 1998, over two years after their insanely successful reunion tour began, the original lineup of Kiss released their first studio album together in about 20 years. Well... sort of.

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40 Years Ago: ‘Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert’ Debuts

From his days at New York's famed Brill Building, through the behind-the-scenes power struggle with the Monkees and on through the years, Don Kirshner's position in the world or pop music in unquestionable. "The Man with the Golden Ear," as he was commonly known, built his legend as a maverick with his hands in music publishing as well as finding new talent. In late-1972, he embarked on a new venture, bringing live rock and roll music into living rooms across America with a show called 'In Concert' on ABC.

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30 Years Ago: Motley Crue’s ‘Shout at the Devil’ Released

When Motley Crue released its sophomore album, ‘Shout at the Devil,’ on Sept. 26, 1983, they already wanted to rule the world. But they’d endured such desperate living conditions while scratching and clawing their way out of the Hollywood gutter, that just earning enough money to buy a sandwich probably still felt pretty damn exciting.

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