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How Jim Morrison Inspired Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ Catchphrase

For years now, the easiest way to do a Matthew McConaughey impression has been to imitate his 'Dazed and Confused' character, David Wooderson, by saying "Alright, alright, alright" in a goofy Southern drawl -- something McConaughey himself acknowledged when he uttered those magic words while picking up his Oscar and Golden Globe awards for 'Dallas Buyers Club.' And as it turns out, we have Doors frontman Jim Morrison to thank for all of it.

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Alice Cooper Talks Upcoming Projects: ‘We Already Have Next Year’s Tour Planned’

With a spate of tour dates opening for Motley Crue and a new documentary on the horizon, you might think Alice Cooper's too busy to spend time in the recording studio, but as he recently told the folks at Metal XS (embedded above), nothing could be further from the truth.

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Was Van Halen’s ‘Live: Right Here, Right Now’ Released Because of David Lee Roth?

Following the release of 1991's 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,' Van Halen embarked on a world tour that capped a phenomenally successful decade for what was already one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Not a bad time to release a live album, in other words, and in 1993, they did just that, with 'Live: Right Here, Right Now.' According to a new report, however, that double-disc collection might never have seen the light of day if not for David Lee Roth.

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Paul Stanley
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Paul Stanley Calls Rock Hall ‘Tainted, Corrupted and Distorted’

With Kiss finally set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, one might think Paul Stanley's attitude toward it might have softened somewhat, but that isn't the case: In a new interview, Stanley made it clear that he still feels the whole thing is "tainted, corrupted and distorted."

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Phil Collen
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Phil Collen Talks Def Leppard’s ‘Slang’ Reissue

In terms of charts and sales, 1996's 'Slang' marks the spot where Def Leppard went from being multi-platinum rock gods to just another veteran act struggling to fit in among the rapidly changing Top 40 trends of the '90s. But for the band members, the record has always meant a lot more.

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