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Joan Jett Forced Off Parade Float by Protesters

The small, plucky band of rebels known as meat eaters struck a mighty blow against the vegetarian forces that otherwise dominate our society so strongly... by forcing Joan Jett to move her (still happening) performance from one float to another at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Horrific Murder-Suicide Leaves Four Rock Musicians Dead

A tragic story from outside the classic-rock realm has shocked the entire music world today. Four musicians -- including two members of a rock band named the Yellow Dogs -- are dead after a horrific murder-suicide that took place early this morning in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Kiss Go Overboard with Rare Tracks on Third Annual Kiss Kruize

Thump... thump... thump... THUD! THUD! THUD!

What's that sound, you ask? Oh sorry, that's me pounding my head against this desk after seeing the set lists from the third annual edition of the Kiss Kruize. The group broke out a generous helping of rarely heard early songs for these cruise ship shows, including their first-ever performances of 'Almost Human' and 'Anything for My Baby.'

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Has Metallica’s Bold (and Cold) ‘New Frontier’ Been Revealed?

Earlier this month, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich hinted that a special announcement about an event that would take the band to "another frontier" would be coming soon. Well, it looks like the secret's out in the form of a concert in Antarctica.

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Billy Gibbons and John Fogerty Play ZZ Top, Creedence Classics Together

ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons dropped in to perform two songs with John Fogerty during the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman's recent concert in Tulsa, Okla., and thanks to the almighty Internet, you can watch it for yourself right now!

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Ted Nugent Cuts Hair, Eyes Presidential Run

"Bring a machete, and let's do this!" With those seven words to his wife's hairdresser, Ted Nugent removed himself from the ranks of longhaired rock stars last week. But is his sharp new look part of a plan to run for President of the United States of America?

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