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40 Years Ago: Kiss Release ‘Hotter than Hell’

On October 22, 1974 Kiss overcame a difficult recording session to release their second album, 'Hotter Than Hell.'

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35 Years Ago: Tom Petty Finally Hits the Big Time With ‘Damn the Torpedoes’

The signs were there, signaling that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' third album, 'Damn the Torpedoes,' would be their breakthrough.

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Texas Forestry Association Celebrates 100 Years

The Texas Forestry Association is holding its annual conference next week in Lufkin at the Pitser Garrison Conference Center, and speakers will cover everything from the economics of forests to conservation efforts.

It's a landmark year.  This year marks the 100th year that the group has been in existence.

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Harley Clark, Creator of ‘Hook ‘Em Horns,’ Passes Away at 87

A University of Texas cheerleader first flashed that famous Hook 'em Horns sign at a pep rally in 1955 before Texas played TCU, and it didn't take long before it became associated with UT sports around the world.

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25 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Leaves $100,000 Tip in Arizona Bar

With no album or tour, 1989 was a down year for Bruce Springsteen, and the majority of his public appearances involved sitting in with friends in bars on the Jersey Shore.

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Map Of Texas Is Worth $8000

Remember when maps used to be on paper and not on your smart phone?

A paper map discovered recently after it had been stuffed into a library book turns out to be worth four figures.  It was traced to 1844, and was created by the US War Department, with is now the Department of Defense.

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Peter Frampton
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How Peter Frampton Met the Talk Box

Peter Frampton might be more closely identified with the talk box than any other rock guitarist, but that doesn't mean he was the first to use it.

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Sammy Hagar and Mick Jones Explain How Van Halen’s ’5150′ Tapes Were Almost Destroyed

Sammy Hagar confirms a story Mick Jones told us about engineer Donn Landee during the recording of Van Halen's '5150.'

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Mike Myers Had to Fight for Queen on the ‘Wayne’s World’ Soundtrack

One of the most memorable movie moments of the '90s wouldn't have been as distinctive if Mike Myers hadn't stubbornly insisted on having his way.

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Remember When Joan Rivers Matched Wits With David Lee Roth and Elton John?

With the sad news today that comedy legend Joan Rivers has died, we've decided to take a look back at the first episode of her late-night TV show, when she was visited by not one but two rock legends: David Lee Roth and Elton John.

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Capitol / EMI
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Iron Maiden’s ‘Powerslave’ Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

Over the past three or so decades, British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden have given their fans more incredible albums than they could have ever hoped for.

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Columbia
Columbia
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Loverboy’s ‘Get Lucky’ Cover Butt: The Untold Story

We've all seen the cover of Loverboy's 1981 album 'Get Lucky.'

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