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Map Shows Which States Have Great Taste in Music, Which Don’t

A new map put together by Music Machinery details the most popular music in each of America's 50 states. And it not only serves as a gauge of what poor taste in music some of our countrymen have (really, West Virginia?), it also reveals there's a handful of them listening to s--- we never heard of.

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Original Kiss Manager’s Partner: ‘Do It For Bill Aucoin’

The chorus of critics questioning why Kiss isn't performing with all four founding members as part of its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is growing. Now, Roman Fernandez, the former partner of Bill Aucoin, has joined its ranks, and weighed in on how their former manager would have handled the situation.

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Remember That Time Yoko Ono Jammed With Chuck Berry on a Morning Talk Show?

For one week in February 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono invaded living rooms across America when they co-hosted 'The Mike Douglas Show.'

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Ted Nugent Pledges to ‘Stop Calling People Names’

Ted Nugent remains one of the most complicated, polarizing figures in rock. He apologized for calling President Barack Obama a "subhuman mongrel," even while denying that the term was racist. Nugent now says that he will "stop calling people names," but he's still characterizing the president as a "liar."

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Tom Petty, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Among State Sales Champions

A new infographic illustrates the top-selling musicians in America by state of birth, with a number of familiar classic rock greats among those featured.

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‘Get Your Heads and Egos Out of Your A–!’ – Kiss Called Out For Failure To Reunite

Metal guitarist Chris Impellitteri is calling out the remaining founders of Kiss after Ace Frehley confirmed that the band's original lineup will not perform as part of its Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

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Iggy Pop Set To Host BBC Radio Show

The legendary Iggy Pop is stepping behind a microphone of a different sort as he will host a music show on the BBC. Beginning March 9, Iggy can be heard Sundays from 4 to 6pm (UK time) on BBC 6. He is taking over the time slot previously hosted by Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker.

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Was Van Halen’s ‘Live: Right Here, Right Now’ Released Because of David Lee Roth?

Following the release of 1991's 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,' Van Halen embarked on a world tour that capped a phenomenally successful decade for what was already one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. Not a bad time to release a live album, in other words, and in 1993, they did just that, with 'Live: Right Here, Right Now.' According to a new report, however, that double-disc collection might never have seen the light of day if not for David Lee Roth.

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Slash Helps Defend Bob Dylan’s ‘80s Era on New Tribute Album

Bob Dylan's '80s output doesn't get a lot of love, but he was plenty busy during the decade, and some of his best recordings from that era are getting the tribute treatment from a diverse array of younger artists.

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Peter Criss on Kiss Hall of Fame Exclusion: ‘This is Disgraceful’

Founding Kiss drummer Peter Criss says that he was "denied" a chance to perform alongside his former bandmates at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in a move he calls "disgraceful."

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Alice Cooper Releases Trailer For Documentary

A new preview trailer from Eagle Rock gives fans their first glimpse of a forthcoming Alice Cooper documentary, complete with archival footage, interviews, suitably weird animals and a rock opera storyline.

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Hear Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Performed by a Dot Matrix Printer

Arguably the band's biggest hit in a career with no shortage of them, Survivor's 'Eye of the Tiger' is a song every classic rock fan knows pretty much by heart. Still, we feel pretty confident saying you've never heard it like this.

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