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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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Van Halen Dress Rehearsal At The Forum
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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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Jimmy Page
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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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Station Nightclub Fire
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12 Years Ago: Great White Concert Fire Kills 100

On Feb. 20, 2003, during a Great White show at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., 100 people lost their lives and over 200 were injured in a fire caused by the band's pyrotechnic display.

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Bon Scott's Grave
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35 Years Ago: Bon Scott Found Dead

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.

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Ozzy Osbourne
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33 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on (Well, Really Near) the Alamo

Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and ...

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41 Years Ago: Kiss Release Their Debut Album

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and for Kiss, the journey to worldwide rock superstardom began with a single LP: 'Kiss,' released on Feb. 18, 1974.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Meet Cassius Clay

One of the perks of being a Beatle that the group had to get used to in the early days was getting to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.

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