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The Story of ZZ Top’s MTV Makeover, ‘Eliminator’

Very few classic rockers went through a transformation as jarring, or as triumphant, as ZZ Top did in March 1983 with the release of Eliminator.

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The History of Journey’s Career-Shaping ‘Departure’

With their fifth studio album, 1979's Evolution, Journey finally cracked the Top 20 of Billboard's album chart — and they soared even higher when they returned the next year with the follow-up, Departure.

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The Story of Van Halen’s Second Album, ‘Van Halen II’

"The '80s are coming and we're going to be the soundtrack. We're here to blow the bugles and jump on the horns and whistle it all in and usher it down the road and round the stretch and across the finish line."

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Central Press, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Time John Lennon Was Ordered to Leave the U.S. by Immigration Authorities

On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by U.S. immigration authorities to leave the United States.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Unreleased David Bowie Song From 1970, ‘To Be Love,’ Available for Download

A song David Bowie recorded in 1970 and never released has surfaced and can be downloaded.

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Photo by Ross Halfin / Courtesy of MSO PR
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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Ponders Final Show in Birmingham, England

In a town hall style interview, Tony Iommi pondered about Black Sabbath’s final show taking place in Birmingham.

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The Story of Pink Floyd’s Last Album With Roger Waters, ‘The Final Cut’

Is it Pink Floyd’s worst album or Roger Waters’ best solo LP? We explore the thorny history of this complicated album.

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The Story of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s First Concert

The Moondog Coronation Ball, generally viewed as having been the first ever rock 'n' roll concert, was held in Cleveland on March 21, 1952.

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That Time Robert Plant Got Horny and Loud on ‘Manic Nirvana’

After acknowledging and re-incorporating his Led Zeppelin past into his solo career for the first time with 1988's Now and Zen, Robert Plant really turned the "Hammer of the Gods" loose on his fifth studio album, 1990's perfectly titled Manic Nirvana.

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The Troubled History of Van Halen’s ‘III’ With New Singer Gary Cherone

On March 17, 1998, Van Halen's recording career hit its first (and so far only) road bump with the release of III, an album that debuted their third singer, former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone...

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The Day the Rolling Stones Got a New Bass Player

After almost 30 years as a Rolling Stone, Bill Wyman was done.

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The Story of Bad Company’s Fifth Album, ‘Desolation Angels’

Bad Company re-emerged in March 1979 with their fifth LP, Desolation Angels, another solid 10-track slab of blues-influenced rock.

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