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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

When Eddie Van Halen Hit No. 1 on Michael Jackson’s ‘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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Columbia

The Story of Journey’s Breakthrough Album, ‘Infinity’

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

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The Day Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Lost His Arm in Car Crash

In one of the scariest and ultimately inspiring stories in recent rock history, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen fought back after a devastating 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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Category: Classic Rock News, News
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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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Category: Classic Rock News, News
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YouTube

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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Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images
Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images

The Night Alice Cooper Almost Hanged Himself … Again

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

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Polydor
Polydor

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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