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How Metallica Transformed Metal With ‘Kill ‘Em All’

Thrash metal officially arrived on July 25, 1983 with the release of Metallica's debut album, 'Kill 'Em All.'

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How Talking Heads Avoided the Sophomore Jinx on ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’

Talking Heads managed to avoid the dreaded sophomore jinx on their second album, 'More Songs About Buildings and Food.'

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How Van Halen and Sammy Hagar Reunited for Three New ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Tracks

Van Halen reunited with Sammy Hagar for three new songs in 2004, then mounted a tour that would cause an irreparable rift.

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The Story of Def Leppard’s First Concert

Def Leppard's first concert took place on July 18, 1978 at the Westfield School in Sheffield, England.

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The Story of the Grateful Dead’s Forward-Looking ‘Anthem of the Sun’

The Grateful Dead released their second album, 'Anthem of the Sun,' on July 18, 1968.

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The Night Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Launched Their Ill-Fated Stadium Tour

Guns N' Roses were about a year and a half into their two-and-a-half-year Use Your Illusion tour when they hooked up with Metallica for a two-and-a-half-month run of North America in the summer of 1992.

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The Time a Bomb Went Off at a Rolling Stones Show

Every Rolling Stones show comes with a certain amount of expected drama, but their 1972 tour was especially crazy.

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12 Years Ago: Chrissie Hynde Arrested in Paris

A person's principles aren't worth much unless they're willing to fight for them, and on July 16, 2003, Pretenders founder Chrissie Hynde demonstrated her outspoken commitment to animal rights.

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That Time Jimi Hendrix Joined the Monkees Tour

What do you get when you cross a psychedelic guitar genius with one of the world's bestselling pop bands? A frustrated guitarist, a disappointed band and a bewildered and confused audience.

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The Day Led Zeppelin Played Their Last Concert With John Bonham

On July 7, 1980, the original members of Led Zeppelin performed together for the final time at Eissporthalle in Berlin, Germany.

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The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney

One of rock's most significant moments happened when the teenaged John Lennon met Paul McCartney on July 6, 1957.

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42 Years Ago: David Bowie Makes His Last Appearance As Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie retired the Ziggy Stardust persona on July 3, 1973.

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