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‘Rock Icons’ Sneak: Daryl Hall On Why He Hated Rock Music Videos

This Saturday’s installment of Rock Icons features a no-holds-barred profile on Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates. The episode brings the pair together to discuss their dizzying rise to fame in the early ’80s, including all of the best—and worst—elements of success. Hall reveals that it wasn’t all rosy, and that he particularly loathed making music videos for the embryonic MTV market.

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Hair And Farewell: Twisted Sister’s Top 10 Hard-And-Heavy Pop Culture Moments

ts-main1 Alas, it seems that Dee Snider and his merry band of louder-than-life hair-metal marauders Twisted Sister are finally destined, for real, to not take it anymore. On the heels of the tragic heart attack death of drummer A.J. Pero, the Long Island legends have announced that they’ll soon part ways. Naturally, Twisted Sister will not go quietly, so the band will be honoring A.J. with a couple of tribute gigs and then saying farewell to fans throughout 2016 on their amazingly named “Forty and F—k It” Tour. Read more…

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Frances Bean Cobain Speaks About Father Kurt For The First Time, Admits She “Doesn’t Really Like Nirvana”

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As the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck nears release, Frances Bean Cobain is speaking publicly about her famous father for the very first time. The latest issue of Rolling Stone features an in-depth interview with the daughter of Cobain and Courtney Love, in which she talks about executive producing the upcoming doc, and her feelings on her father’s band, Nirvana. Despite their ultra-legendary status, she admits that she’s not exactly a superfan.

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20 Classic Artists Who Were Ridiculously Young When They Made Their Masterpiece

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By Frank Donovan 

We don’t mean to bum you out, but damn—some of our favorite musicians were shockingly young when they released albums that have gone on to become American classics. Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson–they ALL would have had to pay that under 25 car rental fee, even after they had made their magnum opus. It’s not fair, we say, they didn’t have the internet to distract them.

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Who’s That Lady? The True Stories Of 15 Iconic Women On Classic Rock Album Covers

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Not every rock star is a musician. Some don’t even say an actual word, let alone sing a note. Yet, the rock-and-roll icon status is indisputable among the following females who emblazon landmark album covers. Their images exude the ideas and energy of the music contained within, as well as each embodying a very specific time and place in rock history.

Still, while fans may obsess over chords and lyrics and who played what instrument on which track, the facts regarding many of rock’s most toweringly totemic album-topping sirens remain unknown or unsung.

Let us now lift the veil, then, and crack open the backstories of 15 iconic women on classic rock album covers.

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Say Your Prayers: The 20 Most Hilariously Blasphemous Band Names Ever

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-By Frank Donovan 

Easter is upon us— a time of year when those of the Christian faith celebrate the ressurection of Jesus by exchanging chocolate eggs left by an oversized bunny. Yeah, we don’t get it either. But if you think that’s out there, get a load of these hilariously un-PC, un-church friendly, unholy band names. From Jesuseater to Anal Blasphemy, it’s safe to say that all of these blasphemous names are pretty NSFW…

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‘That After Show’ With TMS Guests Billy Corgan, Chris Jericho, Max Cavalera + Rich Ward

This year on That Metal Show we’re doing things a little differently and thinking up exciting new ways to bring you the best coverage of all things heavy metal and hard rock. One of those things is That After Show, where we keep the cameras rolling after the regular broadcast is over and let the TMS boys and their guests talk about, well, whatever the f-ck they want to talk about. This week hear Billy Corgan, Chris Jericho, Max Cavalera and Rich Ward sound off about their life in music.

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