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How Pearl Jam, the Eagles of Death Metal, the Who and Others Bounced Back from Concert Tragedies

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Diffuser

The headlines surrounding rock's biggest concert tragedies were shocking, unforgettable. The question after each was: What next?

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The ‘Karma Police’ Catch Up With Radiohead: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song

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Capitol

One of Radiohead's best-known songs began as an inside joke before it turned into a spooky vision of a dystopian future.

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35 Years Ago: Duran Duran Invents the ’80s on ‘Rio’

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Duran Duran's second album turned them into global stars and helped create the visual aesthetic that defined the decade.

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25 Years Ago: John Frusciante Leaves the Red Hot Chili Peppers… the First Time

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Rolling Stone

In a case of too much, too soon, guitarist John Frusciante quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers in May 1992, after the band became too popular for him to handle.

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35 Years Ago: Thomas Dolby (Eventually) Breaks Through With “The Golden Age of Wireless’

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Capitol

There are, in fact, no less than six versions of Thomas Dolby's The Golden Age of Wireless.

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Five Years Ago: Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dies, but His Legacy Lives On

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When Adam "MCA" Yauch died on May 4, 2012, it marked the end of the Beastie Boys – but not his lasting impact.

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Prince Helps Launch Sheila E.’s Career With ‘Glamorous Life': 365 Prince Songs in a Year

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Diffuser

Sheila E.'s 'The Glamorous Life' might have seemed like another in the line of star vehicles for Prince's latest flame. Instead, it was the beginning of a deeply rewarding collaboration.

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Prince Plugs In For ‘Let’s Go Crazy,’ Amazing Fans and Bandmates Alike: 365 Prince Songs in a Year

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Warner Bros.

We spoke with three members of the Revolution and Vernon Reid about Prince's smash hit, "Let's Go Crazy."

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Carl Newman Says the New Pornographers’ Longevity ‘Seems Crazy': Exclusive Interview

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

We spoke with Carl Newman about lengthy tours, his band's career and making an album without Dan Bejar.

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25 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Pick Up Instruments, Get Down on ‘Check Your Head’

Beastie Boys Check Your Head
Capitol

After you make the 'Sgt. Pepper' of hip-hop, what do you do for an encore? If you were the Beastie Boys in the early ’90s, you started over.

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