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Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West to Perform ‘FourFiveSeconds’ at Grammys

Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West will give the first-ever performance of their new song ‘FourFiveSeconds’ at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

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"Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" New York Premiere
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Why Did Dave Grohl Avoid Talking About Kurt Cobain?

Dave Grohl is undeniably a major talent in rock music. When Dave first started Foo Fighters, he would not take questions about Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. Most people felt he was doing it as a publicity stunt. That was not the reason.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Hire Allen Klein As Their Manager

With their self-run company Apple Corps bleeding money, the Beatles looked for someone with experience in such matters.

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56 Years Ago: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in Plane Crash

Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy.

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36 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Release ‘At Budokan’

The '70s were the decade of the live rock album, with a few concert sets, such as Kiss' 'Alive!' and Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!,' helping trigger massive mainstream breakthroughs.

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21 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Cross Purposes’

Black Sabbath endured yet another round of lineup changes to make the underrated album 'Cross Purposes.'

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Owner of a Lonley Heart by Yes [VIDEO]

Jon Anderson wrote the major part of this song and said:"The record company had invested a lot of money in making a record. They said, 'This is going to be a hit, and we're going to make sure.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-Roxanne by the Police [VIDEO]

The intro to the song contains one of the great happy accidents in rock history. There was an upright piano in the studio, which Sting sat on thinking the lid was closed.

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Van Halen And Kool & The Gang Perform At The Staples Center
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Why Did Van Halen Owe 2 Million Dollars After Selling 1 Million Records, What Is The Motown Deal

I found this string of interviews so interesting. Not only am I a huge Van Halen fan, but I love hearing the stories when they first started and when they were hungry and poor. They were regular guys trying to make good music and wanting a record deal.

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Rayman’s Song of the Day-In The Long Run by the Eagles [AUDIO]

Written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley, this song is about making a relationship last. "Slow and Steady" isn't a popular theme for Rock lyrics, but the Eagles had finally decided to ignore the pressure to top their landmark Hotel California album and be satisfied with a solid effort.

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Van Halen Dress Rehearsal At The Forum
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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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