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Who Is Better Live, Sammy Hagar or David Lee Roth, You Decide

Van Halen just released their first live album with David Lee Roth last Tuesday. I am a little disappointed. When I went to see them in Minneapolis, David Lee Roth seemed like he was calling in the show. He was talk singing and not even singing lyrics.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles Hold The Top Five Positions On Billboard’s Hot 100

On April 4, 1964, the Beatles held the Top Five positions on the Billboard Hot 100.

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How David Lee Roth Really Left Van Halen

Like the histories of all great rock bands, Van Halen’s past includes some landmark dates.

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Everything You Need to Know About Norman Greenbaum and ‘Spirit in the Sky’

Norman Greenbaum's 1969 hit "Spirit in the Sky" is, along with Nena's "99 Luftballons" and Lipps, Inc.'s "Funkytown," one of the definitive one-hit wonders of the rock era.

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48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Sets His Guitar on Fire for the First Time

Distinguishing yourself in the colorful musical climate of 1967 wasn't easy.

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Jimmy Page
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15 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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50 Years Ago: Jeff Beck Replaces Eric Clapton in the Yardbirds

In their brief five-year history, the Yardbirds gained a reputation as the breeding ground for three of classic rock’s most legendary guitarists.

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31 Years Ago: Ratt Crawl Out of the Cellar, Hit the Big Time

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

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50 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Get Shocked Onstage

Bob Dylan went electric in 1965, musically speaking, but four out of the five Rolling Stones really did go electric with shocking accidents that happened the same year.

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Van Halen Announces TV Appearance Next Week Jimmy Kimmel

Van Halen has announced their new world tour to start on July 5th and to make a big splash on TV and announce the North American leg, the band announced their first TV appearance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Wait till you hear what they are going to do.

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25 Years Ago: Tommy Lee Fined for Mooning Motley Crue Concert Crowd

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee got a little too cheeky with the local authorities during the band's stop in Augusta, Ga. on March 25, 1990, and ended up at the police station after pulling off his part in what was probably one of the weirder publicity stunts in Crüe history.

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40 Years Ago: Lynyrd Skynyrd Head for a Period of Extreme Turbulence With ‘Nuthin’ Fancy’

Lynyrd Skynyrd were a band on the rise when they returned to record stores with their third LP, Nuthin' Fancy.

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