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45 Years Ago: 'The Love Boat' Perfects Escapist TV

45 Years Ago: 'The Love Boat' Perfects Escapist TV

Tyler Sage (24/09/2022)

Aaron Spelling's hit show proved the theory that most people watch TV to get away from real life. Continue reading…

Aaron Spelling's hit show proved the theory that most people watch TV to get away from real life. Continue reading…

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35 Years Ago: Kirstie Alley Enters 'Cheers' as Sam's New Foil

35 Years Ago: Kirstie Alley Enters 'Cheers' as Sam's New Foil

Dennis Perkins (24/09/2022)

With Shelley Long's Diane gone, hit show brought in replacement to annoy Ted Danson's bar owner. Continue reading…

With Shelley Long's Diane gone, hit show brought in replacement to annoy Ted Danson's bar owner. Continue reading…

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Watch Elton John Receive Surprise Medal From President Biden

Watch Elton John Receive Surprise Medal From President Biden

Martin Kielty (24/09/2022)

He’s reduced to tears as he’s presented with National Humanties Medal for his AIDS work. Continue reading…

He’s reduced to tears as he’s presented with National Humanties Medal for his AIDS work. Continue reading…

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Watch Tony Iommi Discover What ‘Degradation Rules’ is About

Watch Tony Iommi Discover What ‘Degradation Rules’ is About

Martin Kielty (24/09/2022)

Black Sabbath guitarist hadn’t realized Ozzy Osbourne was singing about masturbation on collaborative track from ‘Patient Number 9.’ Continue reading…

Black Sabbath guitarist hadn’t realized Ozzy Osbourne was singing about masturbation on collaborative track from ‘Patient Number 9.’ Continue reading…

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Why Pat Benatar Had to Fight for ‘Shadows of the Night’

Why Pat Benatar Had to Fight for ‘Shadows of the Night’

Martin Kielty (24/09/2022)

She battled with record label and bandmates to make a hit out of abandoned song. Continue reading…

She battled with record label and bandmates to make a hit out of abandoned song. Continue reading…

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How Dave Grohl's Fondness of Oral Sex Inspired 'All My Life'

How Dave Grohl's Fondness of Oral Sex Inspired 'All My Life'

Corey Irwin (24/09/2022)

“That song is a little dirty,” he later confessed. Continue reading…

“That song is a little dirty,” he later confessed. Continue reading…

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Michael Starr Insists It’s 'Not Easy to Play' in Steel Panther

Michael Starr Insists It’s 'Not Easy to Play' in Steel Panther

Martin Kielty (23/09/2022)

Singer outlined the challenges of being in the band after revealing new bassist. Continue reading…

Singer outlined the challenges of being in the band after revealing new bassist. Continue reading…

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Dead and Company Announce Final Tour for Summer 2023

Dead and Company Announce Final Tour for Summer 2023

Allison Rapp (23/09/2022)

Guitarist Bob Weir says band will launch one more trek next year. Continue reading…

Guitarist Bob Weir says band will launch one more trek next year. Continue reading…

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Hear Skid Row's Thundering New Single 'Time Bomb'

Hear Skid Row's Thundering New Single 'Time Bomb'

Bryan Rolli (23/09/2022)

Music video is set to arrive on Sept. 28. Continue reading…

Music video is set to arrive on Sept. 28. Continue reading…

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David Libert Chronicles Crazy Career in 'Rock and Roll Warrior'

David Libert Chronicles Crazy Career in 'Rock and Roll Warrior'

Gary Graff (23/09/2022)

Rock veteran details work with Alice Cooper, Prince, George Clinton and more in his new memoir. Continue reading…

Rock veteran details work with Alice Cooper, Prince, George Clinton and more in his new memoir. Continue reading…

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How the Beatles Inspired Billy Joel's 'The Nylon Curtain'

How the Beatles Inspired Billy Joel's 'The Nylon Curtain'

Gary Graff (23/09/2022)

He explored new levels of sonic sophistication on his 1982 album. Continue reading…

He explored new levels of sonic sophistication on his 1982 album. Continue reading…

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Why INXS Pushed for More With 'Need You Tonight'

Why INXS Pushed for More With 'Need You Tonight'

Allison Rapp (23/09/2022)

They were on their way to becoming one of the biggest bands on the planet when 1987 hit finally pushed them over. Continue reading…

They were on their way to becoming one of the biggest bands on the planet when 1987 hit finally pushed them over. Continue reading…

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29 Wildly Different Covers of David Bowie's 'Heroes'

29 Wildly Different Covers of David Bowie's 'Heroes'

Corey Irwin (23/09/2022)

Iconic song has been reimagined by a long list of incredible artists ... and David Hasselhoff. Continue reading…

Iconic song has been reimagined by a long list of incredible artists ... and David Hasselhoff. Continue reading…

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How Familiar Lovers at Berlin Wall Sparked David Bowie's 'Heroes'

How Familiar Lovers at Berlin Wall Sparked David Bowie's 'Heroes'

Rob Smith (23/09/2022)

Classic song reached only No. 24 on the U.K. chart and failed to chart at all in the U.S. Continue reading…

Classic song reached only No. 24 on the U.K. chart and failed to chart at all in the U.S. Continue reading…

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Stevie Nicks Covers Buffalo Springfield's 'For What It's Worth'

Stevie Nicks Covers Buffalo Springfield's 'For What It's Worth'

Martin Kielty (23/09/2022)

She says she always wanted to explore Stephen Stills' legendary protest song. Continue reading…

She says she always wanted to explore Stephen Stills' legendary protest song. Continue reading…

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