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Runners Give Spontaneous Tribute To WWII Veteran During Race

The 408K Race in San Jose is already an inspiring event. The annual 8-kilometer run benefits the Pat Tillman Foundation, which funds scholarships for military veterans...

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‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On March 2, 1984, a little film called 'This Is Spinal Tap' quietly hit theaters, but its influence on pop culture and the music world has resonated loudly over the past 30 years. It's not just one of the funniest rock movies ever made, but one of the funniest films of all time.

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Believe it or Not, There Once Were Three OTHER Members of ZZ Top

For the last 45 years, ZZ Top has been the most dependable bands in rock and roll, sticking with the same three-man lineup while groups like the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and even AC/DC underwent a series of personnel changes. But did you know that in the brief time before the Little Ol’ Band from Texas settled on their current configuration, no less than three other people were in the group? Here are their stories.

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20 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Last Concert

Five weeks before Kurt Cobain's body was found in his Seattle home, Nirvana performed their final concert. On March 1, 1994, the band played an omen-filled show at Terminal 1 in Munich, Germany...

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The Story of MC5’s Historic ‘Kick Out the Jams’

“Right now … right now … right now it’s time to …”

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40 Years Ago: Humble Pie Release ‘Thunderbox’

Released in February 1974, Humble Pie’s seventh studio album, ‘Thunderbox’ was pivotal for the seminal hard rock group led by legendary vocalist and guitarist Steve Marriott. But not in a good way, as it signaled their commercial fall from grace.

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40 Years Ago: Iggy & the Stooges Record ‘Metallic K.O.’ Show

One of rock’s most harrowing and authentically violent recorded documents was captured live 40 years ago today when Iggy and the Stooges unknowingly committed their last will and testament to tape (as an active '70s band, anyway) by performing the show that would go down in infamy as ‘Metallic K.O.’

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The Day the Aerosmith Reunion Began

The early '80s were a rough time for Aerosmith, with Joe Perry leaving the group in 1979 and Brad Whitford following two years later.

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Exclusive: Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder Trade Awesome Beatles Stories

It's hard to find a rock musician who wasn't strongly influenced by the Beatles, and in a new exclusive video interview Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder talk extensively about their life-changing initial experiences with the Fab Four.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Urinating on the Alamo….No, Not Ozzy This Time.

An El Paso man faces up to 1 1/2 years in state jail after pleading guilty to urinating on the Alamo.

Daniel Athens pleaded guilty Tuesday in state district court in San Antonio to felony criminal mischief...

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30 Years Ago: Whitesnake Release ‘Slide It In’

Despite its far-from-stellar sales, Whitesnake’s sixth album, ‘Slide It In,’ which came out in late January 1984, is unquestionably the most pivotal record of the group’s long and storied career. It exists in two significantly different versions, due to a curious sequence of events that wound up drawing a clear line in the sand that, to this day, segregates the British band’s career into two, distinct periods: before and after its U.S. conquest, bluesy heavy rock instead of hair-metal and brunette vs. peroxide.

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46 Years Ago: Blue Cheer Release ‘Vincebus Eruptum’

To describe Blue Cheer, the first word that comes to mind is . . . loud! It was said that the band's sonic blast could "turn the air into cottage cheese." The classic "power trio" lineup of guitar, bass and drums is more than capable of knocking down a house, as we easily find out on Blue Cheer's debut LP, 'Vincebus Eruptum,' released in January 1968.

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