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Top 10 ‘70s Glam Rock Songs

In many ways, the glam rock explosion of the early '70s was a “rage against the fading of the light.” By that we’re referencing the “fading” of the ‘60s’ cultural Technicolor dream: the Beatles’ break-up, the Stones

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40 Years Ago — T. Rex Release ‘Tanx’

By early 1973, Marc Bolan and T. Rex had sailed to the upper regions of stardom in their U.K. homeland. Spurred by a run of 11 Top 10 singles in just three years, including four No. 1s, as well as the huge success of the albums 'Electric Warrior' (1971) and 'The Slider' (1972), the period was often referred to as 'T. Rextasy' in England.

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20 Years Ago: Coverdale / Page Release Their Debut Album

Jimmy Page and David Coverdale, two veterans eager to prove themselves outside of their famous bands, joined forces on the album 'Coverdale / Page,' which was released March 15, 1993.

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40 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Busted for Growing Cannabis

Paul McCartney really is "mother nature's son," and he's got the arrest record to prove it. In early March of 1973, Scottish police made a discovery on the McCartney farm. It seems Sir Paul was growing marijuana plants on his property. An arrest was made, which would lead to a conviction for "illegal cultivation" and with it, a £100 fine (about $240 at the time).

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45 Years Ago: The Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ Album Released

From the mocking cover art to the orchestral notes that grace the music to the loose thematic ties that link the songs, the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ turns ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ on its head. But it’s not so much the Beatles’ masterpiece -- which was released nine months before the Mothers album -- that Frank Zappa and his band of musical pranksters ruthlessly skewer; it’s the culture that fed and supported it.

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30 Years Ago: Thin Lizzy Release Final Studio Album, ‘Thunder And Lightning’

On March 4, 1983, Thin Lizzy released what would end up being their final studio LP, 'Thunder And Lightning.' Two years earlier, band leader Phil Lynott brought in guitarist John Sykes to replace Snowy White and join the core band of Lynott, guitarist Scott Gorham and the ever-loyal Brian Downey on drums.

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History’s ‘Vikings’ Preview: Will Ragnar Lothbrok Change Destiny?

This coming Sunday, March 3 will mark an important date for History, as their first original scripted series 'Vikings' breaks waves across the TV landscape. We've seen the first few episodes, and spoken with some of the cast, but should you tune in to see Ragnar Lothbrok and the all-new historical tale of 'Vikings!' Check out a sneak peek of Sunday's series premiere inside!

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Prehistoric Chainsaw Massacre: Helicoprion Was One Bad Mutha

The thought of a man eating, chew-you-up-and-turn-you-into sea poo brand of Great White is frightening enough to keep us out of the ocean during spring break; however, scientists say that the sharks of our time are goldfish in comparison to this fiendish 25-foot chainsaw-toothed, prehistoric killer known as Helicoprion.

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40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper’s ‘Billion Dollar Babies’ Released

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

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10 Years Ago: Howie Epstein, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Bassist, Dies

Howie Epstein (center, in the white shirt) could do it all -- until his addictions prevented him from doing anything. The former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist died of drug-related complications on February 23, 2003 at the age of 47.

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Prehistoric Perversion — 4,000 Year Old Pornography Is Downright Kinky

Neck-biting boner lust, bisexuality and headless orgies are apparently pretty old news, judging from these ancient pornographic images that date back to nearly 4,000 years ago. We always knew Captain Caveman was secretly a freak.

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Remember the Alamo-31 Years Ago Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Peeing in Public

Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and, not knowing where the nearest gas station or hotel is, relieving yourself on a nearby statue seems like a good idea in your drunken state. But in the middle of the afternoon, with all sorts of people around, it's a good way to get yourself in trouble, and that's what happened to Ozzy Osbourne in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 19, 1982.

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