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30 Years Ago, Nine Inch Nails Drops Their Debut Album 'Pretty Hate Machine'

Trent Reznor certainly has one of the more interesting rock star origin stories when compared to your regular garage band. Reznor moved from Pennsylvania to Cleveland, OH and worked nights as a janitor at Right Track Studio. When he wasn't working, Reznor was making use of his time by recording his...
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25 Years Ago: Korn Drops Their Self-Titled Debut Album

On October 11th, 1994, hard rock and metal took on a darker, heavier and funkier face upon the release of Korn's self-titled debut album. Stemming from Bakersfield, CA, Korn brought with them enough angst and power influenced by bands like The Cure and Ministry, as well as touches of funk and hip-...
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25 Years Ago: Marilyn Manson Releases His Debut Album "Portrait of an American Family"

After he dropped "Spooky Kids" from his band's name, Marilyn Manson dropped his debut album Portrait of an American Family on July 19th, 1994. The album proved to be an early look at what Manson's musical career would explode into, launching him to be one of the most influential and controversial...
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30 Years Ago, Nirvana Releases Their Debut Album 'Bleach'

It may not seem like it, but on June 15th, 1989, Nirvana lit the match that would serve as the powder keg of music from the '90s onward with their debut album, Bleach . The album hit shelves in 1989 under their label "Sub Pop" and its initial debut appeared very underwhelming when compared to their...
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37 Years Ago: Asia Fused Prog Rock with Pop in Their Debut Album

When former members from Yes, King Crimson, and Emerson, Lake and Palmer gathered together to form their new band, Asia, they found themselves releasing one of the biggest debut albums of the '80s on March 18th, 1982. It all began in the mid-70s when bassist/vocalist John Wetton of King Crimson was...
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Greta Van Fleet Hits No.1 In Rock Charts with "When The Curtain Falls"

As Greta Van Fleet's career continues to skyrocket not just through mainstream rock, but in overall mainstream music. The band's debut LP Anthem of the Peaceful Army peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard top 200 chart, and their single "When The Curtain Falls" marks the band's third song to reach No. 1...
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42 Years Ago: Boston Unveils Their Self-Titled Debut Album

On August 25th, 1976, the phenomenon known as Boston dropped their debut album by way of Epic Records. Started by MIT graduate Tom Scholz, Boston started out very much like any other band of their time: in a homemade basement studio playing local gigs with high hopes of being signed to a big record...
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25 Years Ago: Tool Draws Everyone In With "Undertow"

On April 6th, 1993, Tool blew everyone away when their debut full-length album Undertow hit the shelves. Folliowing the success of their debut EP Opiate , the members of Tool already had the songs for Undertow ready to go. They just kept them in reserve, waiting for the perfect time to unleash them...
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The Cranberries Announce Final Album with Dolores O'Riordan

On March 1, 1993, The Cranberries released their debut album, 'Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?' Now, the band has announced it will release a special, 25th anniversary edition of the album—which will include previously unreleased material—sometime later this year.
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Van Halen's Debut Album Turns 40

The Billboard Hot 100 in 1978 was dominated by disco. Sure you had the occasional Rolling Stones song run up the charts, but otherwise, it was all about The Bee Gees , Andy Gibb from the Bee Gees , Donna Summer , and oh look: Andy Gibb again.
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