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Tommy, Last Original Ramone, Dies at 65

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Los Angeles Times | Jul 14, 2014

If ever an opening song on a debut album could set the tone for the entirety of a band's career, it was "Blitzkrieg Bop," off the 1976 self-titled album by the Ramones. Lean, fast and propelled forward by a low-to-the-ground-beat and no-fuss lyrics ("Hey! Ho! Let's go!"), the 2-minute, 13-second song doesn't waste any time in putting the listener on high alert. Today, it's a rallying cry at sporting events the worl... more

Headbanging Caused Brain Bleed in Motorhead Fan

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Associated Press | Jul 11, 2014

LONDON (AP) — It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases. German doctors say they have treated a Motorhead fan whose headbanging habit ultimately led to a brain injury, but that the risk to metal fans in general is so small they don't need to give up the shaking. Last January, doctors at Hannover Medical School saw a 5... more

Cyrus Says Marine Vet Shot by Student Was a 'Hero'

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United Press International | Jul 07, 2014

Billy Ray Cyrus paid tribute to a Nevada teacher shot a by a student last year during his concert at Incline Village on Saturday. The 52-year-old country music singer called the eighth-grade math teacher and ex- Marine Michael Landsberry a "true American hero" during his act and presented his widow Sharon with a plaque and a financial gift. Landsberry was fatally shot at Sparks Middle School ... more

Kasem Was an Island of Calm in Swirl of Pop Music

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Associated Press | Jun 16, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Kasem , the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82. Danny Deraney , publicist for Kasem's daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday morning. A statement issued by the family says he died at 3:23 a.m. on F... more

Foo Fighters to Show Making of Album on HBO Series

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Associated Press | May 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Foo Fighters are headed to the small screen. The rock band said Thursday it will show the making of its new album in a series on HBO. The series will feature the group recording one song in eight cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. The show and album will premiere in the fall. Bandleader Dave Grohl will direct the series. He received critical a... more

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