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Massive Supply of Classic Atari Games to Be Excavated From Landfill

Legend has it that 30 years ago Atari buried a massive cache of video game cartridges in a landfill in New Mexico. Specifically, they buried tons and tons of copies of the failed 'E.T.' video game, an Atari non-classic that nearly sunk the gaming industry. Now a film crew has been given six months to search the massive 100 acre landfill to find the motherlode of lost games and confirm that the story is really true.

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35 Years Ago: Foghat’s ‘Stone Blue’ Released

By the time they went in to record their seventh studio album, Foghat had already forged a very successful career by melding blues and rock. They continued that winning streak by releasing 'Stone Blue' in May of 1978, but the album also heralded the musical changes that would eventually lead to the band's commercial undoing.

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30 Years Ago: Metal Has Coming Out Party at California’s US Festival

Metal's roots may have come from the late '60s and '70s, but it can be argued that the genre's real coming out party happened May 29, 1983 at the US Festival in San Bernardino, Calif. The music weekend offered a wide array of musical options, with each day catered to a specific sound, but it was the Heavy Metal Day on May 29, 1983, that showed just how popular that metal had become.

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Students Find World War II Hiding Spot in Their Attic

It's every child's dream to stumble upon a hidden treasure in their very own home. Think how many hours of youth are spent knocking on hollow walls, digging in the backyard and exploring crawl spaces in the hopes of finding something, anything, of value.

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French Woman Returns Lost Dog Tags to WWII Veteran

It's nice to know not everyone just gets bills and postcards from embarrassing radio stations for their former roommates. Sometimes people get the surprise of a lifetime.

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25 Years Ago: Monsters of Rock Tour Kicks Off

It's been a quarter of a century since one of the 80s' landmark hard rock concert tours began thundering its way across America. Launched in May of 1988, the Monsters of Rock tour brought together some of the greatest hard rock and heavy metal bands of that era for a day-long rock and roll celebration.

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10 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin’s ‘How the West Was Won’ Album Released

Forget ‘The Song Remains the Same.’ Led Zeppelin’s 1976 live album/soundtrack is bloated, boring and filled with zero musical tension. The best Led Zeppelin live album available (at least legally) is ‘How the West Was Won,’ the three-record set culled from two concerts the world’s biggest rock band performed in California in June of 1972. It was released ten years ago on May 27, 2003.

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25 Years Ago: Judas Priest’s ‘Ram It Down’ Album Released

When Judas Priest released their 11th album, ‘Ram It Down,’ 25 years ago today, few people outside of the band’s inner circle had an inkling that the storied British heavy-metal institution was standing at a crossroads.

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20 Years Ago: Kiss Releases ‘Alive III’

The non-makeup version of Kiss got their one and only shot at strutting their stuff on a live album with the release of 1993's 'Alive III.'

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Rod Stewart and Ron Wood Ran from the Plaster Casters

Regardless of what one thinks of his sense of humor, it's undeniable that Howard Stern has an uncanny knack for getting his guests to open up about some of their most private details. On Monday (May 13), Rod Stewart talked about how close he and Ron Wood came to having casts made of their genitalia by the infamous Plaster Casters.

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38 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Stages ‘Welcome to My Nightmare’ Tour

Kiss recently revealed that the staging for their upcoming tour will feature an enormous, fireball-spewing spider. And while the stage set is brand new, the idea is not -- in fact, David Bowie's 1987 Glass Spider tour featured a huge spider set, and more than a decade before that, original shock rocker Alice Cooper used an oversized arachnid as part of his 1975 tour.

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45 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘Lumpy Gravy’

Frank Zappa is often regarded as one of the most brilliant, idiosyncratic musicians in rock music. But, looking back at his eclectic, monstrous body of work as a composer, guitarist, vocalist, and bandleader, Zappa really wasn't a "rock" musician. That fact is cemented on 'Lumpy Gravy,' Zappa's first official solo album, which was released 45 years ago today (May 13, 1968).

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