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

Adam Yauch MCA Beastie Boys
Mark Von Holden, Getty Images

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

Diffuser
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

Warner Bros.
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

Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
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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One Year Later: Prince’s Shocking Death

Prince
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The year after Prince's death has been marked by tributes to the late star, plans for the release of unheard music and tours of his Paisley Park mansion.

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40 Years Ago: The Clash Unleash a Punk Classic With Their Self-Titled Debut

The Clash
Columbia

The Clash wanted a riot of their own. And so they created one in the grooves of their self-titled debut album in April 1977.

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20 Years Ago: INXS Fight Through Trouble to Make ‘Elegantly Wasted’

Mercury
Mercury

INXS came back from a lengthy hiatus with 'Elegantly Wasted,' but it would soon mark the end of an era.

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30 Years Ago: ‘Solitude Standing’ Propels Suzanne Vega to Stardom

A&M Records
A&M Records

Thanks to the surprising Top 10 success of "Luka," Suzanne Vega's second album, 'Solitude Standing,' turned her into a household name.

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30 Years Ago: Prince Transcends Boundaries With ‘Sign ‘O’ the Times’

Paisley Park
Paisley Park

Prince fired the Revolution, then combined elements of two shelved projects and came out with arguably his greatest work, 1987's 'Sign 'O' the Times'

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