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The Album That Cemented the Police’s Legacy, and Ended the Band

'Synchronicity' represented the Police at their most perfectly radio-friendly. It also caught them on the verge of collapse.

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How Foghat’s ‘Stone Blue’ Hinted at Big Changes to Come

In retrospect, one could make the case that 'Stone Cold' signals the start of changes that would eventually derail Foghat's career.

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The Story of Led Zeppelin’s Best Live Album, ‘How the West Was Won’

In the album’s booklet, Jimmy Page notes that Led Zeppelin were at their peak during this era. And he may be right.

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The Story of David Gilmour’s Debut Solo Album

As any crate digger can attest, it's easy to judge a rock album by its cover.

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Epic Records
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35 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Heaven Tonight’ Album Released

In a span of less than six months, Cheap Trick released one of the all-time great debut albums and its terrific follow-up. The group then delivered a rock and roll triple play with the release of 'Heaven Tonight' in May of 1978.

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The Story of the Small Faces’ Masterpiece, ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’

In May 1968, the Small Faces released their final LP, Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, putting an end of their short but stimulating career.

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Rhino Records
Rhino Records
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25 Years Ago: Rhino Records Release ‘Golden Throats: the Great Celebrity Sing Off’

On May 18, 1988, the fine folks at Rhino Records opened a door to a world few knew existed by releasing 'Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing-Off.' The LP showcased the forgotten artifacts from a time when actors regularly put out records, cashing in on 'the sounds of today' or 'the now sounds of the jet set generation,' or some other such tag line. Say what you want about such boring things as 'artistic merit' and jab if you must about how these, um, 'vocalists' abused these songs, you would be hard pressed to find a more entertaining batch of tunes.

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25 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1′

One of the most confounding musicians ever to grace the rock genre, Frank Zappa had a penchant for taking what essentially amounted to full-blown avant garde compositions and arranging them for rock ensemble playing. His bizarre, conceptual live performances were an astonishing mix of exceptional musicianship, onstage theatrics and pop culture satire. On May 16, 1988 Zappa showcased some of the standout live tracks from various eras of his development by releasing a career-spanning double live album titled 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol 1.'

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Mercury Records
Mercury Records
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The Story of Kiss’ Best Non-Makeup Album, ‘Revenge’

Revenge, the most consistent, hard-hitting and critically acclaimed album ever released by the non-makeup version of Kiss, was released on May 19, 1992.

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40 Years Ago: Roger Daltrey’s ‘Daltrey’ Album Released

The Who were approaching the end of the recording sessions for their second concept album, ‘Quadrophenia,’ when Roger Daltrey’s first solo record was released in May 1973. And fans expecting a rock-god epic from the singer were in for a surprise. Unlike Pete Townshend’s and John Entwistle’s solo albums, which sounded enough like Who records if you wanted them to, ‘Daltrey’ was all about distancing the singer from his band.

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10 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Cleared On Child Porn Charges

Following a four-month investigation, Who guitarist Pete Townshend was cleared of charges related to child pornography on May 7, 2003, after examination of his computers equipment proved there had been no downloaded images of child porn.

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The Story of Living Colour’s Long Journey Upward to ‘Vivid’

Living Colour's instantly recognizable sound didn't come together overnight.

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