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Joe Jackson, 'Blaze of Glory'
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26 Years Ago: Joe Jackson Releases ‘Blaze of Glory’

Joe Jackson's 1989 album 'Blaze of Glory' found the singer merging his many recent genre-hopping experiments into a cohesive whole.

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31 Years Ago: Styx Come to a Screeching Halt With Release of Live Album, ‘Caught in the Act’

Styx were on top of the world during the early '80s, with a string of multi-platinum albums and a growing collection of hit singles to their credit.

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35 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Launch First Tour With Ronnie James Dio

Heavy metal overlords Black Sabbath began the second chapter of their storied career in on April 17, 1980, in Aurich, Germany, when they hit the stage for their first show with Ozzy Osbourne’s replacement, Ronnie James Dio.

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David Lee Roth
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22 Years Ago – David Lee Roth Busted for Marijuana Possession

On April 16, 1993, David Lee Roth was arrested in New York's Washington Square Park for attempting to score some drugs.

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Atlantic/Rhino Records
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46 Years Ago: MC5 Dropped by Elektra Records For Obscene Ad

Subtlety was not part of the MC5's mode of operation, and in April of 1969 their behavior cost them a record deal.

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Columbia
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35 Years Ago: Judas Priest Polish Their ‘British Steel’ to Perfection

Judas Priest's career arrived at a significant turning point in April 1980, when the metal veterans unveiled their aptly named sixth album, British Steel.

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EMI
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35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Overcome Difficult Recording Conditions on Debut Album

Music fans who visited record stores in April 1980 likely found themselves confronted with a horrifying creature of leathery skin and spiky hair staring wide-eyed and gape-mouthed at them.

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40 Years Ago: Ron Wood Joins the Rolling Stones as an Apprentice

Ron Wood's entrance into the debauched world of rock 'n' roll excess that was the Rolling Stones arrived via a press statement on April 14, 1975.

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Van Halen
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Defending Van Halen’s Much-Maligned ‘Diver Down’

Van Halen's fifth studio album is often dismissed as a hodge-podge of hastily assembled covers. Here's what's wrong with that line of thinking.

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Sire Records
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26 Years Ago: The Cult Polish Up Their Sound on ‘Sonic Temple’

Until the Cult released their fourth album, Sonic Temple, in April 1989, change had been the only constant thread of an acclaimed but rather schizophrenic career.

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16 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Barely Hold It Together on ‘Echo’

Everything Tom Petty touched turned to platinum during the '90s, starting with the sales carryover from his 1989 solo debut Full Moon Fever and continuing through a series of bestselling releases that included a pair of albums with the Heartbreakers, the solo Wildflowers LP and a greatest-hits record that boasted a couple new hits of its own.

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Metallica With Mustaine
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32 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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