50th Anniversary Flashback: The Rolling Stones in Rolling Stone

In late 1967, Mick Jagger stopped at a newsstand and saw a new magazine whose name made him do a double take. "Quite surprised, really," he joked in an interview about Rolling Stone with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "Didn't know we had a magazine at that time, but you never know."

The

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Flashback: Gary Cherone Sings ‘Jump’ With Van Halen in 1998

Gary Cherone's brief tenure as Van Halen's frontman is often dismissed as a complete fiasco, a gross violation of the natural order of rock that required back-to-back reunions with Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth to set the world back on its axis. The truth is much more complicated. The Extreme singer had an

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Flashback: Bonnie Tyler’s Pop Masterpiece ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’

When Bat Out of Hell songwriter Jim Steinman was first approached about working with husky-voiced Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler on new music he was a little taken aback." I was primarily known for doing records for Meat Loaf and my own records, which were these thunderous, Wagnerian, almost heavy metal, epic, stormy records," he said in 1983. "I was a little bit surprised they would ask me,

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Flashback: Pre-Fame Eddie Vedder Sings ‘Better Man’ in 1989

Two years before joining Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder fronted the San Diego rock band Bad Radio. The group had a decent local following, but they never recorded anything besides a handful of demos and after a couple of years Vedder grew frustrated by their lack of progress. "We'd win 'battle of the bands' on intensity

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Flashback: Stevie Nicks Delivers a Scintillating ‘Rhiannon’ in 1981

Stevie Nicks' 1981 debut solo LP Bella Donna was her first chance to shine outside of Fleetwood Mac, but that doesn't mean she did it alone.  To make up for the absence of her bandmates she cobbled together an incredible supergroup of stars from many of the biggest acts of the late 1970s. Not only do Tom Petty and

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