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How Lynyrd Skynyrd Headed for a Period of Turbulence With ‘Nuthin’ Fancy’

Lynyrd Skynyrd were a band on the rise when they returned to record stores with their third LP, Nuthin' Fancy.

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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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Columbia Records
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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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Capitol Records
Capitol Records
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The Story of the Beatles’ Debut Album, ‘Please Please Me’

How confident were the Beatles in what they had and how they played it when they entered EMI Studios in February 1963 to record their now debut album, Please Please Me?

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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 History of AC/DC and the ‘Night Stalker’ Murders

Richard Ramirez, a transient based in Los Angeles, spent a terrifying portion of 1984 and 1985 slipping into windows and through unlocked doors in California, committing a string of unspeakable crimes under cover of darkness.

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That Time Motley Crue Struggled to Move Forward With a New Singer

In 1992, with the biggest record of their career behind them and 25 million of Elektra Records' dollars in the bank, Motley Crue seemed poised to scale even greater heights.

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Geffen Records
Geffen Records
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How Sammy Hagar’s ‘Unboxed’ LP Led to Van Halen’s Split

Sammy Hagar adds two new songs to a solo-career greatest hits collection, leading to a dispute with his Van Halen bandmates.

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The Story of Mick Jagger’s First Solo Tour

With the future of the Rolling Stones in limbo, Mick Jagger kicked off a solo tour of Japan on March 15, 1988, in support of his second album, 'Primitive Cool.'

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A&M Records
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The Story of Joe Jackson’s Jazzy ‘Body and Soul’

Joe Jackson released 'Body and Soul' on March 14, 1984.

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The Story of Van Halen’s Injury-Plagued ‘Balance’ Tour

Early 1995 found Van Halen heading back out on the road with a No. 1 album on the chart — but trouble was brewing.

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