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Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose, Slash and Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses, performing in California in 1986.

Read Rock Hall Inductees Battled For The Future Of L.A. Rock

April 13, 2012 – Guns N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers each grew out of the 1980s clash of punk and hair metal.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Chaka Khan onstage in London in 1985.

Watch 15 Songs By This Year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

September 28, 2011 – Hear our favorite song by each of the 15 performers up for induction in 2012.


Watch Metalachi: Heavy Metal Mariachi

February 1, 2011 – What does Mariachi legend Antonio Aguilar have in common with Judas Priest? Ask the band Metalachi.

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Listen You Ask, We Answer: What's A Hook?

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.

Listen At Long Last, 'Chinese Democracy' Exists

November 24, 2008 – Now that Guns N' Roses' long-awaited album is finally in stores, does it live up to expectations?


Listen Is New Guns N' Roses CD Worth The Wait?

November 6, 2008 – Fourteen years in the making, Chinese Democracy faces a wide range of expectations.


Twisted Sister

Listen The '80s: Were They Really That Bad?

September 2, 2008 – Were the 1980s the worst years for music, or the most brilliant?


Listen Dylan's Legacy Keeps Growing, Cover By Cover

June 26, 2007 – Bryan Ferry and others have long attempted to reinvent the songs of Bob Dylan.


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