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Rhino Records
Rhino Records
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The Story of ‘Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing Off’

On May 18, 1988, Rhino Records opened a door to a world few music fans knew existed.

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Frank Zappa
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That Time Frank Zappa Collected His Past Live Recordings on ‘You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1′

Zappa showcased some of the standout live tracks from various eras of his development on a career-spanning double live album.

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Mercury Records
Mercury Records
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25 Years Ago: Kiss Release Their 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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Roger Daltrey
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The Story of Roger Daltrey’s First Solo Album, ‘Daltrey’

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.

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Tom Maelsa, Getty Images
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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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Epic
Epic
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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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Fantasy
Fantasy
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The Story of John Fogerty’s First Solo Album, ‘The Blue Ridge Rangers’

Freed from Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty took the opportunity of his debut solo album to revisit and pay tribute to the country music he occasionally played with his old band.

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Geffen Records
Geffen Records
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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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25 Years Ago: Revisiting 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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Ethan Miller / Stephen Lovekin / Michael Buckner, Getty Images
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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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Asylum
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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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Mercury
Mercury
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How the Scorpions Briefly Lost Momentum on ‘Savage Amusement’

The Scorpions album before 'Savage Amusement' had gone triple platinum, while its successor would go double.

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