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Couple Argues Over Slash vs. Eddie Van Halen, Ends Up In Jail

Debates over top guitarists usually get pretty heated, but rarely does someone end up behind bars for their viewpoint. According to The Sun News, in early February, police in Cleveland suburb Brook Park were dispatched to a Motel 6 after the staff reported a nasty argument between a couple.

02/21/2013

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What’s In The Box? R.E.M. ‘Document,’ 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Need a last-minute gift for the rock fan in your life? Or do you just need to figure out what to spend that awesome gift card on? We’re here to help, with rundowns of this year’s best box sets.

12/21/2012

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Dee Snider Talks “Rock of Ages,” Tom Cruise As Stacee Jaxx [Video]

When Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider was performing as club owner Dennis Dupree in Broadway’s Rock of Ages, word came through that the hit musical would soon be developed into a blockbuster movie. Snider’s manager was giddy over the prospect of Dee’s big screen casting – a role that eventually went to Alec Baldwin – but Dee had no expectations, thinking instead that the film would cast big names. And he was exactly right.

06/15/2012

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Blondie & Devo Hitting The Road Together

New wave may have peaked in the mainstream 30 years ago, but Blondie and Devo are hoping to bring it back with a new tour together. The ’80s mainstays, both with the majority of their […]

06/13/2012

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“I Love The ’80s”: “Rock Of Ages” Trailer Highlights Decade’s Rock Hits

When the star-studded adaptation of Broadway’s Rock Of Ages hits theaters on June 15, fans will see Tom Cruise give his take on Sunset Strip-style rock star vamping in the decade of excess (which Cruise […]

04/06/2012

Soft Cell - "Tainted Love" (Sire, 1982)

One-Hit Wonders: Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”

Born of a friendship formed at Leeds Art College, Soft Cell was a project for which Marc Almond and David Ball had less-than-top-ten expectations.

Imagine their surprise when “Tainted Love” hit the top of the U.S. pop charts.

02/15/2012

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One-Hit Wonders: Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen”

A tumultuous band subject to the tumultuous whims of leader Kevin Rowland, Dexy’s Midnight Runners were a hit many times over in the UK. In the US, however, they’ve never managed to break free from the category known as One-Hit Wonders.

02/06/2012

Kajagoogoo - "Too Shy" (EMI, 1983)

One-Hit Wonders: Kajagoogoo And “Too Shy”

With a name like Kajagoogoo, it had to be good. At least once, anyway.

01/27/2012

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Rock Flashback: Billy Vera and the Beaters’ “At This Moment”

Twenty-five years ago this week, rock journeyman [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Billy Vera[/lastfm] finally hit it big, thanks to a TV show that featured one of his old songs.

01/27/2012

Big Country - "In a Big Country" (Mercury, 1983)

One-Hit Wonders: Big Country and “In A Big Country”

Though they had a string of hits in the UK over the course of more than fifteen years, Big Country found only one hit in the US… and we all know which one that is.

01/26/2012

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