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36 Years Ago: The Police Fire Their Original Guitarist

Every loyal rock fan knows that the Police found multiplatinum success in the '80s with a lineup consisting of Sting on bass and vocals, Stewart Copeland on drums and Andy Summers on guitar. But what a lot of people don't know is that Summers wasn't the band's original guitarist.

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45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time

It was this week in August, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time. The first song the band -- which would later be named Led Zeppelin -- tore into was 'The Train Kept A-Rollin',' which was a fixture in Page's previous band, the Yardbirds.

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1997′s ‘Kids Guide to the Internet’ Is So Awful You Can’t Help But Watch

Learning to use the Internet may never be more amusing than it is in this video from 1997.

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40 Years Ago: Buffalo’s ‘Volcanic Rock’ Album Released

One of the '70s' greatest hard-rock obscurities turns 40 today. And if you missed out on it back then, prepare to have your mind blown by the sheer, seismic power of the aptly named 'Volcanic Rock' by the Australian quartet Buffalo.

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25 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Finally Hits No. 1

As one of history's milestone hard rock albums, and possibly the greatest debut ever recorded (certainly the biggest seller), Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction' has been exhaustively dissected and scrutinized over the years.

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45 Years Ago: The Jeff Beck Group’s ‘Truth’ Album Released

It's been 45 years since the Jeff Beck Group helped set the course for hard rock's future with the release of their seminal debut album.

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45 Years Ago – Yes Play Their First Concert

It was 45 years ago that Yes began their live career on a very inauspicious note, as they performed their first gig on Aug. 3, 1968 at the East Mersea Youth Camp in Essex.

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38 Years Ago: Robert Plant Badly Injured in Car Accident

On Aug. 4, 1975, Robert Plant and his family were vacationing in Rhodes, Greece, when the car he was driving spun off the road and crashed. It was the first in a string of bad luck for the Led Zeppelin singer.

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National Geographic Reports Gingers are Headed for Extinction

Genetic scientists warn that redheads are a dying breed; soon they will become extinct in the next 100 years. National Geographic magazine reports that less than two per cent of the world’s population has the natural red hair

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10 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones, AC/DC + Rush Rock Toronto

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) killed more than three dozen Canadians in 2003 and prompted the country's biggest-ever rock concert. The Rolling Stones led the way in organizing what was unofficially known as SARSstock and SARSapalooza. AC/DC, the Guess Who and Rush were among the rock bands signed on for the event, which happened 10 years ago today.

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40 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Robbed of $200,000

It's been 40 years since Led Zeppelin had more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at their New York City hotel. Hardly a crippling loss, seeing as it came near the end of a tour that grossed more than $4 million. But it was almost a sign that the legendary group's career had peaked and more troubles were on the way.

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30 Years Ago: Neil Young Releases ‘Everybody’s Rockin”

Ever the restless wanderer, Neil Young spent much of the 80s exploring different musical avenues. It's only natural that one path would eventually take him back to the past, which is what happened on 'Everybody's Rockin,'' released on July 27, 1983.

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