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Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose, Slash and Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses, performing in California in 1986.
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April 13, 2012 Hear how Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Guns N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers each grew out of — and survived — the hair metal and punk music clash in L.A. during the 1980s.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Chaka Khan onstage in London in 1985.
September 28, 2011 Hear our favorite song by each of the 15 performers up for induction in 2012.
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February 1, 2011 Sometimes the most bizarre matches make the most interesting musical combination. Case in point: Metalachi, a band that combines heavy metal with Mariachi music.
There’s more than one way to ‘hook’ a listener.
October 15, 2010 What is a song's "hook?" It's that part that sticks in your mind -- whether you want it to or not.
November 24, 2008 The making of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy took more than a decade, during which time the hard-rock band spent many millions of dollars and experienced the departure of every prominent band member except reclusive singer Axl Rose. Now that the album is finally in stores, does it live up to expectations?
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November 6, 2008 Fourteen years in the making, at a reported cost of $14 million, the latest album from Guns N' Roses will finally come out on Nov. 23. As rock's answer to J.D. Salinger, Axl Rose kept Chinese Democracy under close wraps, but the anticipation outweighs the final product.
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June 26, 2007 How much of Bob Dylan's staying power comes from his signature craggy voice? And how much comes from the poetry of his songs? It can be hard to separate the two, so it's intriguing to hear his songs covered by the likes of Bryan Ferry.
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