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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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40 Years Ago: John Fogerty Releases ‘The Blue Ridge Rangers’ Album

Freed from the confines of Creedence Clearwater Revival, which had become a stifling presence in the final years, John Fogerty took the opportunity of his debut solo album to revisit, pay tribute to and replicate the country music he occasionally played with his old band. But instead of going about it the traditional country-music way – with a bunch of musicians sitting together in a room and performing the music live as the tapes roll – Fogerty played every single instrument on ‘The Blue Ridge Rangers’ himself.

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The Story of Aerosmith’s First No. 1 Album, ‘Get a Grip’

By the time 1993 rolled around, the members of Aerosmith were rock kingpins once more, buoyed by the multi-platinum success of 1987's Permanent Vacation and 1989's Pump.

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The Story of the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert That Dazzled London

The death of Queen singer Freddie Mercury due to AIDS-related complications on Nov. 24, 1991, left his legions of fans and fellow members of rock's ruling aristocracy thoroughly shell-shocked.

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The Story of XYZ, a Supergroup Formed by Ex-Yes and Led Zeppelin Members

By 1981, two of the most successful and influential British rock groups of the '70s -- Led Zeppelin and Yes -- had come to an end, and the members of each band were all looking for new opportunities...

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The Story of the Eagles’ Risk-Taking Concept Album, ‘Desperado’

For a band that was never particularly narrative, linear or even all that ambitious with their songwriting, the Eagles’ decision to make their second album a concept record always seemed a bit odd.

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25 Years Ago: The Scorpions’ ‘Savage Amusement’ Released

It was 25 years ago today -- April 16 -- that Germany’s favorite hard rock sons, the Scorpions, lost their venom with the release of 1988's disappointing 'Savage Amusement' album.

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The Story of Paul McCartney’s ‘James Paul McCartney’ 1973 TV Special

Paul McCartney was the star of a TV special that aired on April 16, 1973.

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The Story of Fleetwood Mac’s Semi-Reunion LP, ‘Say You Will’

After the huge comeback success of the live reunion album, The Dance, in 1997, Fleetwood Mac were back in a big way.

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30 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases ‘Let’s Dance’

Heading into 1983, David Bowie hadn’t placed an album in the Top 10 since 1976’s ‘Station to Station.’ His ‘Berlin Trilogy’ (made up of 1977’s ‘Low’ and ‘Heroes’ and 1979’s ‘Lodger’) and 1980’s ‘Scary Monsters’ were critical hits, but they didn’t sell all that well. With his artsy experimental records behind him, Bowie once again got serious about his commercial career, tapping Nile Rodgers -- the mastermind behind the bestselling disco group Chic -- to co-produce 1983’s ‘Let’s Dance.’

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The Story of Van Halen’s First Show With Gary Cherone

Van Halen began the Gary Cherone era in April 1998 at the Queens Wharf Event Centre in Wellington, New Zealand.

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