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25 Years Ago: Tommy Lee Fined for Mooning Motley Crue Concert Crowd

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee got a little too cheeky with the local authorities during the band's stop in Augusta, Ga. on March 25, 1990, and ended up at the police station after pulling off his part in what was probably one of the weirder publicity stunts in Crüe history.

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40 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Head for a Period of Extreme Turbulence With ‘Nuthin’ Fancy’

Lynyrd Skynyrd were a band on the rise when they returned to record stores with their third LP, Nuthin' Fancy.

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‘It Was Beautiful Music’ – Yes’ ‘Talk’ Turns 21

Yes return to the lineup which created their hit '80s albums '90125' and 'Big Generator' for 1994's 'Talk.'

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36 Years Ago: Van Halen Rushed Out Their Follow Up to Their Hit Debut With ‘Van Halen II’

"The '80s are coming and we're going to be the soundtrack. We're here to blow the bugles and jump on the horns and whistle it all in and usher it down the road and round the stretch and across the finish line."

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‘Gimme Shelter’ Director Albert Maysles Dies at 88

Albert Maysles, the award-winning documentary filmmaker who made the Rolling Stones' classic Gimme Shelter, has died.

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46 Years Ago: John Lennon Marries Yoko Ono

On March 20, 1969, John Winston Lennon married Yoko Ono.

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24 Years Ago: Eric Clapton’s Son Killed in 49-Story Fall

On March 20, 1991, Eric Clapton suffered a parent's worst nightmare.

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25 Years Ago: Robert Plant Gets Horny and Loud One More Time on ‘Manic Nirvana’

After acknowledging and re-incorporating his Led Zeppelin past into his solo career for the first time with 1988's Now and Zen, Robert Plant really turned the "Hammer of the Gods" loose on his fifth studio album, 1990's perfectly titled Manic Nirvana.

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21 Years Ago: Darryl Jones Joins the Rolling Stones

After almost 30 years as a Rolling Stone, Bill Wyman was done.

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Van Morrison’s New Album Features Duets, Hear A Little Behind The Scenes

Van Morrison is one of the legendary singer/songwriters of our time. With all the classic artists making new albums and trying to stay relevant in the ever changing music scene, Van Morrison decided to re work his.

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What Gospel Song Influenced the Rolling Stones Music for Years to Come?

The roots of this song can be traced back to a gospel track recorded by the Staple Singers back in 1955. The song  starts with a guitar riff which although new to the Stones, would be come a staple in many of their future songs.

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12 Years Ago: Elvis Costello Fills in for David Letterman

On March 12, 2003, Elvis Costello took on the role of talk show host for the first time when he filled in for David Letterman for the evening.

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