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37 Years Ago: Journey’s ‘Infinity’ Released

The complete story behind the fourth album from Journey, which was released on Jan. 20, 1978.

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30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Loses Arm in Car Crash

In one of the scariest and ultimately inspiring stories in recent rock history, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen nearly lost his life and did lose his left arm in a car accident on Dec. 31, 1984.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Malcolm Young’s Health Issues Go Beyond Dementia

Malcolm Young is battling more than a widely discussed case of dementia that led to his retirement from AC/DC.

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Joel Ford, Getty Images

Phil Rudd Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Threatening to Kill and Drug Possession

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been full of surprises lately, but when it comes to the criminal charges he's currently facing, he's doing exactly what everyone expected: pleading not guilty.

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35 Years Ago: Tom Petty Finally Hits the Big Time With ‘Damn the Torpedoes’

The signs were there, signaling that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third album, 'Damn the Torpedoes,' would be their breakthrough.

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Why Alan Freed Matters and the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame is Wrong

(Disclaimer: the following is my opinion and not that of Townsquare Media or 99.1 The Whale).

This week, the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame made headlines because it "evicted" Alan Freed's ashes to place a Beyonce display. Here are my thoughts, as constrained as possible, on this topic.

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David Bowie & Mick Jagger’s Musicless Video [VIDEO]

The duo of Jagger and Bowie doing "Dancing In The Streets" was ok for the Pop world, but not Rock. Hey, I speak the truth. I did like the song though.

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26 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Almost Hangs Himself – Again

Alice Cooper's nightly faking of his on-stage death almost proved real on April 6, 1988.

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31 Years Ago: Journey’s ‘Frontiers’ Album Released

When Journey started recording their eighth album, 'Frontiers' --which was released in February 1983 -- they were coming off their biggest year ever.

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47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Claims ‘All Along the Watchtower’ As His Own

On Dec. 27, 1967, Bob Dylan released his first album in more than a year with the understated classic 'John Wesley Harding.'

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