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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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40 Years Ago: Blue Oyster Cult’s ‘Tyranny and Mutation’ Released

The second month of 1973 was a month of dire deeds and dark omens, ranging from the unanimous congressional vote establishing the Watergate Investigation Committee to the second musical tome crafted by the enigmatic Blue Oyster Cult, an album prophesying 'Tyranny and Mutation,' which was released on Feb. 11, 1973.

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Hilariously Immature World City Names…..You’re Welcome.

Here's some straight stupidity for you. A geographer has built an interactive online map of some of the most...questionably named places on the planet. If you ever wondered how to get to Shag Island, Indiana, or Balls Cross, UK, or perhaps Wet Beaver Creek, Arizona, by gosh this is the map for you!

http://maps.geotastic.org/rude/

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35 Years Ago: Judas Priest’s ‘Stained Class’ Released

When Judas Priest released its venerable fourth album, 'Stained Class,' 35 years ago, the British heavy metal standard-bearers could never have dreamed its musical merits would one day be co-opted and the album’s legacy almost destroyed by a hideous tragedy.

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Reflects on the Death of Metallica’s Cliff Burton

Metallica's Cliff Burton is one of the most beloved figures in the history of hard rock and metal and his memory lives on with the legacy of the band's early albums. One of the future rockers who was influenced by the work of Burton and his Metallica bandmates was Machine Head's Robb Flynn, who posted a new journal entry reflecting on what Burton meant to him in honor of the celebration of the bassist's birthday.

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20 Years Ago: Mick Jagger’s ‘Wandering Spirit’ Released

It took him three tries, but on Feb. 8, 1993 Mick Jagger finally released a solo album Rolling Stones fans could fully get behind: 'Wandering Spirit.'

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