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My Hero: 20 Years Of Foo Fighters' The Colour & The Shape

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They say lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice, but this doesn’t apply to Grohl, who found success with both the Foo Fighters, and his previous band, Nirvana, which had dissolved after the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain.

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Rock 'N' Roll History: Grunge (Part 2) Breakthrough

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After the exploitation of grunge by the mass media, it became a dirty word in Seattle. Although the major grunge bands were all lumped into the same alternative rock movement together, their music was all quite different.

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Remembering Ronnie James Dio

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The loss of Dio came as a shock to many rock fans due to the fact that Dio wasn’t diagnosed until late into his illness.

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Tumbling Dice: 45 Years Of The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St.

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The album was released in May of 1972, and is often looked at as one of the best Rolling Stones album of all time by critics alike.

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Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me: 30 Years Of The Cure's Classic

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This album, without a doubt, was the record that launched the band onto the American circuit.

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Rock History-Grunge (Part 1): Genesis

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Cut off from the massive music scenes of New York and Los Angeles, it was Seattle’s isolation as a city that helped curate the sound it has become so synonymous with. Where in other areas there was a divide between scenes of punk rock and hard rock/heavy metal bands, musicians in Seattle embraced both genres.

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Six Six Six: 35 Years Of The Number Of The Beast

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Dickinson said that when he was asked to audition for the band, he laid down some ground rules. Talking to Ron Smallwood, the soon-to-be lead singer of Iron Maiden told the band’s manager that he was going to get the job, and before he did they had to make sure they could handle his creative input.

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Remembering Randy Rhoads

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Some of Rhoads biggest influences were the likes of Mick Ronson, David Bowie’s guitarist, and Glen Buxton, the lead guitarist from the Alice Cooper Group.

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Celebrating 45 Years Of Neil Young's Harvest

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The recording sessions for Harvest happened to be quite spontaneous. Young landed in Nashville with a bunch of new unrecorded songs he had been playing on tour. Booked in to play The Johnny Cash Show, Young was invited to dinner by a local studio owner.

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50th Anniversary Of The Velvet Underground & Nico

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Funded by Andy Warhol and featuring German singer Nico, The Velvet Underground & Nico has become one of the most influential records of the 20th century.

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