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How Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Hijacked the Music Industry

Some stories behind Guns N' Roses' debut are the stuff of legend; other parts are verifiable history that have either been revised, or forgotten.

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Geffen
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Guns N’ Roses Make One Hell of an Introduction With ‘Welcome to the Jungle': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Rock 'n' roll needed a serious fix by the last part of the '80s. Then came Guns N' Roses.

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Universal
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15 Years Ago: Robert Plant Begins a Career Resurgence With a Look Back on ‘Dreamland’

Robert Plant admitted that he initially considered a covers album because he felt like he was treading water creatively. But 'Dreamland' was anything but a stopgap.

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MGM
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35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Creates, Then Loses Control of, ‘The Wall’ Movie

By the time 'Pink Floyd – The Wall' premiered, it had become something much different than what Roger Waters first envisioned.

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John Entwistle
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15 Years Ago: The Who’s John Entwistle Dies

John Entwistle’s death attracted as much attention as he always had onstage with the Who.

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RCA
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45 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases His Masterpiece, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’

David Bowie put rock 'n' roll on an exciting course for the new decade.

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Elektra / Vertigo
Elektra / Vertigo
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21 Years Ago: Metallica Release ‘Load’

On June 4, 1996, Metallica issued 'Load,' their follow up to 'The Black Album.'

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Black Sabbath
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38 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Fire Ozzy Osbourne

On April 27, 1979, after various attempts to get Ozzy back on the team, Black Sabbath fired their lead singer.

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Metallica With Mustaine
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34 Years Ago: Dave Mustaine Fired From Metallica

The end of Dave Mustaine's stay in Metallica came on April 11, 1983, and it came without warning.

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Metallica 1983
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34 Years Ago: Kirk Hammett Invited to Audition for Metallica

On April 1, 1983, Kirk Hammett found out a phone call requesting him to audition for Metallica was not an April Fool's joke.

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Columbia Records / Larry Hulst, Getty Images
Columbia Records / Larry Hulst, Getty Images
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30 Years Ago: Steve Perry Plays His Last Full Show With Journey

Journey were partway through a U.S. tour when they performed at the Sullivan Sports Arena in Anchorage on Feb. 1, 1987.

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Isaac Brekken, Getty Images / CBS / Wood, Wikimedia Commons
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The Bat, the Alamo and Randy Rhoads’ Death: The Two Most Troubled Months of Ozzy Osbourne’s Life

Somehow, Ozzy Osbourne managed to survive the '80s.

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