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Why Was It So Hard To Play Cover Songs For Van Halen, David Lee Roth Finds Out

Van Halen has always insisted they have a "brown sound", the nice part is, no one can sound like them, but they also had trouble playing cover songs early in their career.

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Plays Final Show With Band of Gypsys

"That's what happens when Earth f---s with space. Never forget that. That's what happens."

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett [VIDEO]

This was originally recorded by a British group called The Arrows in 1975, and it was written by their lead singer Alan Merrill and guitarist Jake Hooker. Merrill explained in a interview how this song came about:

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45 Years Ago: John Lennon Writes and Records ‘Instant Karma’

"I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch and we're putting it out for dinner."

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By: Paul Kane Getty Images Entertainmen
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Rock and Roll All Nite by Kiss [VIDEO]

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss wrote this track, which became their signature song and was usually played as the last song in their encores.

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38 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac Founder Peter Green Arrested for Pulling Shotgun on His Accountant

Guitar great and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green was not a man without troubles, and on Jan. 26, 1977, his struggles landed him in prison and committed to a mental hospital.

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How Many Instruments Can Stevie Wonder Play? See Him Solo On Drums [VIDEO]

Stevie Wonder is one of the most talented artists when it comes to performing, writing, and playing keyboards. He also plays drums, most people don't know he has played drums on some of his albums.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Cold As Ice by Foreigner [VIDEO]

Cold As Ice describes a woman who is materialistic and selfish, with the singer warning that her behavior will come back to haunt her someday.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult [VIDEO]

Blue Öyster Cult's first hit, this was written by lead guitarist Donald Roeser, also known as Buck Dharma. The song was rumored to be about suicide, but it actually deals with the inevitability of death and the belief that we should not fear it.

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By: Cindy Ord
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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Goody Two Shoes by Adam Ant [VIDEO]

By the '80s, his only vice was sex - no drugs, alcohol or even cigarettes for Adam Ant. This left the press wondering if he didn't drink or smoke, then what exactly did he do?

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37 Years Ago: Journey’s ‘Infinity’ Released

The complete story behind the fourth album from Journey, which was released on Jan. 20, 1978.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Meet the Beatles!’

The group's first album on Capitol Records was released on Jan. 20, 1964.

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