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The History of Aerosmith vs. Philadelphia, Round Two

A year after an Aerosmith concert in Philadelphia was cut short when a cherry bomb thrown onstage injured both Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the group gave the City of Brotherly Love another chance.

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The Day Freddie Mercury Died

Freddie Mercury was the face of Queen's wildly popular mixture of hard rock, pop, cabaret, glam and opera in the '70s, before becoming one the the AIDS virus' most well-known casualties in the '90s.

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Why the Alice Cooper Band Fell Apart After ‘Muscle of Love’

The original Alice Cooper band released their final album, 'Muscle of Love,' in November 1973.

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Lost Love Me Do Guitar Sells for Record $2.4M

The Gibson J-160E John Lennon is thought to have written and recorded ‘Love Me Do,’ ‘Please, Please Me’ and the LP ‘With The Beatles’ on sold for three times its $800,000 auction estimate on Saturday. John purchased the acoustic guitar in September 1962 at Rushworth’s Music House in Liverpool. He used it for about a year before swapping it with George Harrison in 1963 after which it vanished.

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It Looks Like Vinyl Albums Are Back [VIDEO]

Vinyl records sales continue to go up thanks in part to the millennials. The Recording Industry Association of America says that in 2014, more than 13 million vinyl long-playing albums were sold in the U.S.A.. The first half of 2015 is showing similar sales strength with more than 9 million LPs sold.

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Neil Young’s Solo Debut Album Showed Hints of His Potential

Neil Young released his self-titled solo debut album on Nov. 23, 1968.

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The History of Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’

Even the most distinguished career has to start somewhere. For Billy Joel's life as a chart-topping solo artist, that first step started in a Los Angeles piano bar.

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Enhanced And Restored The Beatles 1

Coming out on November 6, Apple Records will issue a new version of the album "The Beatles 1." The compilation was originally released in November 2000 with worldwide sales of over 31 million copies. The new version of "1" includes 27 digitally enhanced promotional videos for each of the band's 27 No. 1 hits and 23 additional videos.

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Alice Cooper’s Nightmare With The Muppets [VIDEO]

Halloween is this Saturday and it wouldn't be complete without Alice Cooper. Old Black Eyes first solo album Welcome to My Nightmare had some very spooky tracks on it like Devil's Food, The Black Widow, Cold Ethyl and the title tune.

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R.E.M. Drummer Quits In 1998 Replaced By Machine [VIDEO]

When drummer Bill Berry left R.E.M., Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills could have taken the route that dozens of bands before them had by hiring a new guy. But that’s not who R.E.M. were. Instead, the remaining members took the road less traveled: they hired a drum machine.

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New Jack Bruce Anthology [VIDEO]

Jack Bruce the great rock artist and bass player who came on the scene with Cream is spotlighted in the new two-disc anthology collection 'Sunshine Of Your Love: A Life In Music' on sale now. Jack died last year (10/25/14) he was 71, and on Saturday his career will be celebrated at an all-star memorial concert at the Roundhouse in London.

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The History of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Tragic Plane Crash

Lynyrd Skynyrd had established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands of the '70s by the time they released 'Street Survivors' in October 1977.

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