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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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Whatever Happened to the CD Longbox?

Popular in the late eighties through the early nineties, longboxes were nothing more than over-sized boxes with graphics, designed to catch your eye when you went shopping for a CD.

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John Lennon’s ‘Paperback Writer’ Guitar Purchased by Indianapolis Colts Owner

The Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins Nashville model hollow body guitar that John Lennon used while recording the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" has changed hands, with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay purchasing the instrument for more than $500,000.

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20 Years Ago: Van Halen Start the Injury-Plagued ‘Balance’ Tour

Early 1995 found Van Halen heading back out on the road with a No. 1 album on the chart — a position that had become fairly common for the band over the previous decade.

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35 Years Ago: Billy Joel Gets Tough on ‘Glass Houses’

Billy Joel closed out the '70s with two of the bestselling albums of the decade in The Stranger and 52nd Street.

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Jimi Hendrix Was Reportedly Woodstock’s Highest-Paid Performer

When a guy can play "The Star-Spangled Banner" with his teeth, you don't haggle over his booking fee.

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How Good Is John Oates, Listen To Him Sing “She’s Gone” With Just A Guitar

John Oates doesn't get enough credit for the singing he does in Hall and Oates over the years. In the times past their prime, each of the two men has done solo engagements and each has done solo records.

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How did Eddie Van Halen Invent A Whole New Guitar, Listen To This Smithsonian Interview

Eddie Van Halen is credited with influencing music, bands, and the way the guitar was played. Not many people are aware of the influence he had on the making of guitars, and amps. He wired his own guitar, painted it, and now with his own line of guitars and amps he finally has what he wants to play.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Filming ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

The Beatles had barely any time to reflect on their history-making first journey to America before moving on to their next project.

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50 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Releases His Debut Solo Single

Jimmy Page released a single under his own name on Feb. 26, 1965.

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How Van Halen’s ‘Women and Children First’ Cover Shoot Nearly Destroyed the Band

At this point, it's common knowledge that David Lee Roth's thirst for the spotlight was pretty much always a source of tension between the singer and his bandmates during the early days of Van Halen.

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35 Years Ago: Bob Seger Releases His Only No. 1 Album, ‘Against the Wind’

Bob Seger achieved full-fledged rock stardom with 1976's Night Moves, but while his raspy howl may have been new to a generation of fans, he'd actually been chipping away at mainstream success for many years.

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