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40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Launches ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ Tour

Alice Cooper launched his 'Welcome to My Nightmare' tour in May 1975.

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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

32 Years Ago: Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen Hit No. 1 With ‘Beat It’

Pop and R&B star Michael Jackson was looking to broaden his audience base when he invited Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen to play on a track from the album he was working on as a follow-up to his best-selling 1979 LP Off the Wall.

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42 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Take Us to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Pink Floyd's era-defining 'The Dark Side of the Moon' was released in March 1973.

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32 Years Ago: Journey Release State-of-the-Art ‘Frontiers,’ the Beginning of the End

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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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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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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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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