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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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Rush
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40 Years Ago: Rush Release ‘Rush’

On March 1, 1974, a trio of young Canadians kicked off what would ultimately become one of rock's more distinguished recording careers with the release of their self-titled debut album. But before they could do their country proud, they'd have to go through Cleveland first.

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Aerosmith, 'Get Your Wings'
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40 Years Ago: Aerosmith Release ‘Get Your Wings’

It didn't exactly make them household names, but their 1973 debut album gave Aerosmith a solid foundation to build on, and when they reconvened in the studio to record the follow-up, they were faced with every young act's trickiest challenge: avoiding the sophomore jinx.

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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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Kurt Cobain Performs At MTV Awards
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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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Jim Morrison Mug Shot
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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison of the Doors Allegedly Exposes Himself on Stage

Did he or didn't he? The late Doors frontman Jim Morrison was charged with exposing himself before a stunned audience in Florida on March 1, 1969, though he vehemently denied the allegation. Bandmate Robby Krieger still says that no photographic evidences exists to prove it.

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MC5 Elektra
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45 Years Ago: The MC5 Release ‘Kick Out the Jams’

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

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Journey Frontiers
Columbia
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31 Years Ago: Journey’s ‘Frontiers’ Album Released

When Journey started recording their eighth album, 'Frontiers' --which was released in February 1983 -- they were coming off their biggest year ever.

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Scorpions, 'Lovedrive'
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35 Years Ago: Scorpions Release ‘Lovedrive’

Prior to recording their sixth studio LP, 1979's 'Lovedrive,' Scorpions had two main problems: Finding major success outside their native Germany and hanging onto a lead guitarist. Fortunately for the band, both issues would soon be solved.

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Station Nightclub Fire
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11 Years Ago: Great White Concert Fire Kills 100

On Feb. 20, 2003, during a Great White show at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, 100 people lost their lives and over 200 were injured in a fire caused by the band's pyrotechnic display.

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Humble Pie Perform On 'Midnight Special'
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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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Deep Purple, 'Burn'
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40 Years Ago: Deep Purple Release ‘Burn’

Most rock fans like to hear something a little different when their favorite artists release a new album. But when Deep Purple released their eighth studio LP, 'Burn,' on Feb. 15, 1974, things had changed for the band in some major ways.

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