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35 Years Ago: The Police Release Their Debut Album

When the Police's debut album came out on Nov. 2, 1978, it sounded like little else on the music landscape at the time. The band was lumped in with punk and burgeoning New Wave groups at the time, but it played a mix of reggae and rock-inspired pop with all the time-shifting complexities found in prog and jazz.

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Halloween Legends That Are Actually True (Sort Of)

Especially around Halloween, most of us enjoy a good old-fashioned “it happened to a friend of a friend” urban legend that gives us a bit of a fright. Some of these tales may have even really happened

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AC/DC Almost Fired Bon Scott After 1975 Heroin Overdose, Claims Former Bassist

According to a new book, former AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott was nearly fired from the group back in 1975 after he almost died from a heroin overdose.

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25 Years Ago: U2 Debut ‘Rattle and Hum’ Film

During the last week of October 1988, U2‘s anticipated concert movie ‘Rattle and Hum’ was released in their native Ireland. It would premiere in the U.S. on Nov. 4. The feature-length film, which was preceded by a double album, captured the band on tour across America during their breakthrough run for 1987’s ‘The Joshua Tree.’

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29 Years Ago: An Ozzy Osbourne Fan Commits Suicide, Leading to ‘Suicide Solution’ Lawsuit

On October 26, 1984, 19-year-old John Daniel McCollum shot and killed himself while lying on his bed listening to an Ozzy Osbourne record at his home in Indio, California. His parents went on to sue the singer, alleging that the lyrics to Osbourne's song 'Suicide Solution' were a "proximate cause" for their son's death.

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45 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Release ‘Electric Ladyland’

One of rock’s most groundbreaking and ambitious albums, The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland,’ arrived in stores in October 1968. In a way, humanity is still trying to catch up to its futuristic musical vision.

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A HUGE thank you to all the ladies who were brave enough to participate so far. You ladies ROCK!!!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s that time of year again!! It’s October, which is also Breast Cancer awareness month. Eac

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A Brief History of Witches, From Wicked to Sexy

The season of the witch is upon us. Time to brush up on your history—these evil green-skinned sorcerers aren't necessarily what you think. For example, they aren't evil, green-skinned or sorcerers. (Well, maybe some are, but not usually.)

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36 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Plane Crashes, Killing Three Band Members

Lynyrd Skynyrd had established themselves as one of the most successful rock bands of the '70s by the time they released 'Street Survivors' in October of 1977. The group's career would come to a tragic halt just three days later, on Oct. 20, 1977, when their twin engine plane went down in a swamp in Gillsburg, Miss., killing three of the band members, a tour manager and both pilots on impact.

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20 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Release ‘Vs.’

Selling millions of records has helped more than a few artists mellow out, but watching their debut album climb the charts only made Pearl Jam angrier. They took out their aggression on the follow-up, 1993's 'Vs.'

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20 Years Ago: Rush Release ‘Counterparts’

The grunge revolution was in full swing by late 1993, and plenty of established rock acts found it difficult to draw the type of sales or airplay they'd enjoyed during the '80s. The guys in Rush, 25-year vets getting ready to release their 15th studio album at that point, knew they'd be returning to a musical landscape that had changed a great deal since they'd scored a massive hit with 1991's 'Roll the Bones' LP.

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Halloween’s Strange Origins — 5 More Things You Might Not Know

If you still haven’t had your fill of Halloween trivia, we have a few more fun and eyebrow-raising spooky holiday facts for you. October 31 is a day—and especially a night—full of spine-tingling surprises. With a bit of Halloween knowledge under your belt, you can impress your friends, as well as the ghost and ghouls wandering around your neighborhood, with your detailed knowledge of jack-o'-lanterns and creepy, All Hallows' Eve history.

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