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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Judy in Disguise by John Fred and the Playboy Band

John Fred came up with this song when he was touring southern states in 1967 behind his minor hit "Agnes English." He explained to One Shot magazine that he was looking for material for a follow up song when he found inspiration in the crowd. Said Fr

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What Does KISS Do Before Rehearsals, See This Old “Hot In The Shade” Session

All bands have warm up songs and bands that they idolize, even KISS. Gene Simmons has said on his Family Jewels Program that the Beatles were one of the greatest. Here is this video is Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Carr, and Bruce Kulick.

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Handwritten John Lennon Letter Auctioned for $88,000

A letter written by John Lennon to Phil Spector has sold for $88,000.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-One of These Nights by the Eagles [VIDEO]

So, what's this songs about? In a 1975 interview with Phonograph Record, Frey explained: "It's like, puttin' things off... Everybody I'm sure has said, 'One of these nights I'm gonna...' drive back to that restaurant an' take that waitress in my arms, whatever.

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40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson Release ‘Son of Dracula’

Two of the biggest rock stars of the '70s filming a comedy inspired by the legend of Dracula. What could go wrong?

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Hold On Loosely by .38 Special [VIDEO]

Hold On Loosely is a song about getting too close. Sometimes, when we get too close to a person, it scares them, or puts them on the defensive. Hold On Loosely means stay close, but not so close it's smothering. Give me some spa

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14 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Wins ‘Satanist’ Libel Lawsuit

In March of 2000, one of the uglier stories to surface in the wake of John Bonham's death ended in a legal victory for Jimmy Page.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-We Didin’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel [VIDEO]

The lyrics are a list of events that Joel felt his generation was not responsible for. A lot of the references are to the Cold War (US vs. Russia), a problem his generation inherited. In the liner notes of Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel, Joel explains that he wrote this song after a conversation with John Lennon's son Sean.

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30 Years Ago: Ratt Releases ‘Out of the Cellar’

Ratt's aptly named 'Out of the Cellar' was released on March 27, 1984.

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Who Is The Best KISS Tribute Band

With KISS making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there are a lot of tribute bands. I scoured the you tube videos to pick these few, see if you agree, these guys.....and ladies are the best.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves [VIDEO]

Kimberly Rew, who founded Katrina & the Waves, wrote this song. Unfortunately, Katrina & the Waves are considered a one-hit-wonder in the United States (where the band name evoked unfortunate images after the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster),

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Urgent by Foreigner [VIDEO]

The group wanted a "Junior Walker-style" sax solo for this record. When they took a break from recording, one of the members read in New York newspaper The Village Voice that Walker was performing that night mere blocks from the recording studio.

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