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26 Years Ago: Mick Jagger Kicks Off His First Solo Tour

Mick Jagger's first solo tour began on March 15, 1988.

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30 Years Ago: Joe Jackson Releases ‘Body and Soul’

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

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Meat Loaf with a Side of Urine – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

Our collection of real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories contains some pretty wild moments, but for sheer distinctiveness, few can match the tale of the night Meat Loaf traded 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' for a bottle of urine to the face.

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40 Years Ago: Queen Release ‘Queen II’

Many young bands have to scramble to come up with new material for that all-important second album. Queen, on the other hand, were raring to release their sophomore LP well before their label was ready.

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30 Years Ago: ‘This is Spinal Tap’ Released

Today we celebrate the March 2, 1984 release of one of history’s most acclaimed documentaries … nay, “rockumentaries,” ‘This is Spinal Tap,’ which for the first time told the amazing story of one of England’s most powerful, exuberant, and punctual rock bands: Spinal Tap.

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Hear Unreleased Studio Mixes from Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’

A series of tape boxes belonging to engineer Ron Nevison will be going up for auction in March. As a tease, the auction house has uploaded a brief taste (embedded above) of rough mixes of two songs from Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti,' 'Kashmir' and 'Custard Pie.'

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45 Years Ago: Iron Butterfly Release ‘Ball’

Who was having a ball in February 1969? Why, the members of Iron Butterfly, that’s who, as they collectively unveiled their hotly anticipated third album, which they chose to christen simply as ‘Ball.’

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More Cast Updates for Gregg Allman Biopic

The biopic based on the life of Gregg Allman is beginning to take greater shape. Today (Feb. 17), we learned the names of some of the principal members of the cast, including the actors who will portray the rock legend's best friend and his mother.

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25 Years Ago: Elvis Costello Releases ‘Spike’

"Basically, it's a comedy record."

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24 Years Ago: Billy Idol Gets in a Motorcycle Accident

We enjoy a certain amount of bad behavior from our rock stars, but within limits: No one really wants anyone to end up in rehab, prison or an early grave. On Feb. 6, 1990, Billy Idol tested those limits in a big way.

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41 Years Ago: Kiss Perform Their First Concert

On Jan. 30, 1973, fewer than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y. According to bassist Gene Simmons, the group was paid $50 for performing two sets that evening.

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26 Years Ago: David Lee Roth’s ‘Skyscraper’ Released

The spring and summer of 1986 bore witness to one of the most hostile public airings of dirty laundry in rock and roll history, courtesy of Van Halen and their recently departed lead vocalist, David Lee Roth, whom they had of course recently replaced with successful solo artist, Sammy Hagar.

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