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Military Vets Working Hard as Roadies for Kiss

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BRISTOW, VA -- Putting on a top-level rock n' roll show is a study in controlled chaos.  About twelve hours before the music starts dozens of tractor-trailers full of gear pull up to the loading dock behind the stage and the roadies get to work lugging speakers, light banks, custom scaffolding, pyrotechnics, and thousands of feet of cabling.  And the activity continues until the headliners leave the stage after the final encore and the crew lo... more

Citing 'Racist Views,' Tribe Cancels Nugent Show

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WORLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of what it called the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks." The tribe says it booked Nugent without realizing he espoused "racist attitudes and view... more

Tommy, Last Original Ramone, Dies at 65

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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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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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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

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