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20 Years Ago: Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore Has Onstage Meltdown

What Deep Purple fans saw on Nov. 9, 1993 at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England, wasn't anything like a promised 25th anniversary celebration of the band. It was, instead, one of the final nights with founding member Ritchie Blackmore.

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Sports Illustrated’s Sneaker Phone Was So Cheesy You Had to Love It [VIDEO]

Sure, your iPhone is cool and can do everything except eat your breakfast and tuck you into bed, but there was a time when another phone was all the rage.

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27 Years Ago: Metallica Plays First Show with Jason Newsted

With their career at a crucial stage, Metallica weren't able to wait very long before replacing original bassist Cliff Burton. On Nov. 8, 1986, roughly 10 weeks after the horrific bus crash that took Burton’s life, the soon-to-be metal giants played their first gig with Jason Newsted at the Country Club in Reseda, Calif.

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40 Years Ago: The Who Release ‘Quadrophenia’

The rock world got a pretty good taste of Pete Townshend's songwriting ambitions in 1969 with the Who's 'Tommy,' one of the more fully realized concept albums of the era. But as it turned out, Townshend was just getting warmed up.

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40 Years Ago: Kiss Sign Their First Record Contract

On Nov. 1, 1973, nine months after performing their first show together, Kiss fulfilled an important early career goal by singing their first recording contract.

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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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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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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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