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The Story of the Great White Concert Fire That Killed 100 People

On Feb. 20, 2003, during a Great White show at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., 100 people lost their lives and over 200 were injured in a fire caused by the band's pyrotechnic display.

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16 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Welcome Back Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith

The heavy metal community was virtually celebrating in the streets on Feb. 10, 1999, when it learned that British legends Iron Maiden would be welcoming fan-favored vocalist Bruce Dickinson back into the fold after a six-year absence, and guitarist Adrian Smith after a decade.

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Portable Music: The Early Years – A Turntable For Your Car

We are all so accustomed to being able to take our music with us wherever we go that the thought of being without it, may come as a shock to the 'youngsters' out there...

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32 Years Ago: Eric Clapton Releases Post-Rehab Album ‘Money and Cigarettes’

Having just emerged from rehab for alcoholism, Eric Clapton says he named 'Money and Cigarettes' -- which was released in February 1983 -- after "all I saw myself having left."

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42 Years Ago: Keith Emerson Injures Hands at ELP Concert

The progressive-rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer were never really notable for their restraint, either in the complexity and execution of their music or in their over-the-top live shows.

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37 Years Ago: The Doobie Brothers Appear on ‘What’s Happening!!’

The Doobie Brothers have played to countless crowds over the years, but one of their most memorable gigs got its start on Jan. 28, 1978, when the band tried to do a nice thing for some high school students and ended up being bootlegged by a kid wearing a trench coat and a beret.

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42 Years Ago: Kiss Perform Their First Concert

On Jan. 30, 1973, less than 10 people witnessed the first live performances by Kiss at the Popcorn Club (soon to be renamed the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y.

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That Time Alice in Chains Showed a Different Side on the ‘Jar of Flies’ EP

By 1994, Alice in Chains were not only one of grunge’s biggest names, but already counted among the world’s most popular rock bands of any kind.

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26 Years Ago: Gary Moore Closes a Chapter with ‘After the War’

Gary Moore’s remarkable career was as long as it was eventful and unpredictable.

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26 Years Ago: Skid Row Release Their First Album

Skid Row released their first album on Jan. 24, 1989.

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That Time the Beatles’ White Album Was Played in Court During the Charles Manson Trial

The Beatles' 'White Album' was played in court during the trial of Charles Manson on Jan. 19, 1971.

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Watch Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech [VIDEO]

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in which we're reminded about the late speaker's quest for civil rights equality.

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