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Meat Loaf with a Side of Urine – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

Our collection of real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories contains some pretty wild moments, but for sheer distinctiveness, few can match the tale of the night Meat Loaf traded 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' for a bottle of urine to the face.

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40 Years Ago: Queen Release ‘Queen II’

Many young bands have to scramble to come up with new material for that all-important second album. Queen, on the other hand, were raring to release their sophomore LP well before their label was ready.

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30 Years Ago: ‘This is Spinal Tap’ Released

Today we celebrate the March 2, 1984 release of one of history’s most acclaimed documentaries … nay, “rockumentaries,” ‘This is Spinal Tap,’ which for the first time told the amazing story of one of England’s most powerful, exuberant, and punctual rock bands: Spinal Tap.

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Hear Unreleased Studio Mixes from Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’

A series of tape boxes belonging to engineer Ron Nevison will be going up for auction in March. As a tease, the auction house has uploaded a brief taste (embedded above) of rough mixes of two songs from Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti,' 'Kashmir' and 'Custard Pie.'

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45 Years Ago: Iron Butterfly Release ‘Ball’

Who was having a ball in February 1969? Why, the members of Iron Butterfly, that’s who, as they collectively unveiled their hotly anticipated third album, which they chose to christen simply as ‘Ball.’

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More Cast Updates for Gregg Allman Biopic

The biopic based on the life of Gregg Allman is beginning to take greater shape. Today (Feb. 17), we learned the names of some of the principal members of the cast, including the actors who will portray the rock legend's best friend and his mother.

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25 Years Ago: Elvis Costello Releases ‘Spike’

"Basically, it's a comedy record."

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26 Years Ago: David Lee Roth’s ‘Skyscraper’ Released

The spring and summer of 1986 bore witness to one of the most hostile public airings of dirty laundry in rock and roll history, courtesy of Van Halen and their recently departed lead vocalist, David Lee Roth, whom they had of course recently replaced with successful solo artist, Sammy Ha

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47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Claims ‘All Along the Watchtower’ As His Own

On Dec. 27, 1967, Bob Dylan released his first album in more than a year with the understated classic 'John Wesley Harding.'

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Poster Artist Gary Grimshaw Dead at 67

Gary Grimshaw, the artist whose distinctive style was a key part of the mystique surrounding the MC5 and Detroit's Grande Ballroom during the '60s, has passed away at the age of 67.

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Beatles Reunion? Paul and Ringo May Perform Together on ‘Letterman’

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr may mark the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania hitting U.S. shores next month by performing together. Showbiz 411 reports that the two surviving Beatles could show up on David Letterman's late-night show during his network's week-long celebration of the Fab Four.

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Watch Kiss Sing ‘White Christmas’

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like Jewish rock stars singing a Bing Crosby tune on stage to a deafening arena audience.

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