Not Fade Away

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Not Fade Away: KISS’s Debut Album Turns 40

We spoke to the Demon himself about the album that started it all.

02/18/2014

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Not Fade Away: The Pretenders’ ‘Learning To Crawl’

With only half of the original lineup, the band came back with a classic album.

01/21/2014

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Not Fade Away: ‘Meet The Beatles’ Holds Up, 50 Years On

We take a look at the album that helped the Beatles to take over America.

01/20/2014

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Not Fade Away: Revisiting ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ & the Riff that Saved Black Sabbath

In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of great albums as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we look back at Black Sabbath’s fifth album, 1973’s ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.’

12/27/2013

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Not Fade Away: U2 Set Their Sights On America With ‘Under A Blood Red Sky’

Their June 5, 1983 concert at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado would prove an important step in taking them from their underground roots and their Springsteen-ian ambitions. They filmed the show for a live “home video” (as they were called in those pre-DVD days), Live At Red Rocks; two of the songs from that would also be used for the Under A Blood Red Sky EP (which also included performances recorded in Boston and Germany).

11/21/2013

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Not Fade Away: Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell,’ 30 Years After MTV Brought It to the Masses

For a full year, Idol was omnipresent on the still-young television network. The heavy rotation of his videos helped fuel the success of ‘Rebel Yell,’ his 1983 album that spent 70 weeks on the Billboard chart, peaking at No. 6 and selling more than two million copies in the U.S. alone.

11/15/2013

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Not Fade Away: John Mellencamp Reclaims His Name (And Creative Control) With ‘Uh-Huh’

In which the former ‘Johnny Cougar’ loses the record label interference and gains his real last name…and a new fan in Matthew McConaughey. Mellencamp’s longtime guitarist Mike Wanchic tells the story behind the album.

11/12/2013

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Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell,’ 30 Years After MTV Brought It to the Masses

If you were one of the fortunate households to have MTV in late 1983 and through 1984, you knew every inch of Billy Idol. It was in those nascent years of the channel that Idol’s career was launched, and an album took him from clubs at the first start of the tour, to stadiums at end.

11/11/2013

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Not Fade Away: ‘Undercover’ Leads To The Rolling Stones’ ‘World War III’

In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries. Here, we focus on a somewhat underrated album in the Rolling Stones’ canon: 1983’s ‘Undercover,’ as it turns 30.

11/07/2013

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Not Fade Away: Genesis Prog-Rock Masterpiece ‘Selling England By The Pound’ Turns 40

Not Fade Away looks at some of the greatest albums of the past few decades as they celebrate significant anniversaries. This week we focus on the 1973 Genesis release ‘Selling England By The Pound.’ Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett offers insight into what made the album so unique.

10/11/2013

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