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Genesis’ Genesis: Sheep & Drum Sticks

First Peter Gabriel sang, then Phil Collins showed up. The hits soon followed. There have been a lot of changes in the progmeisters’ past. Here’s a 60-second glimpse into their roots.

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Ants, Doves, and the Alamo: Instant Ozzy

From helping to invent heavy metal to romping around his reality show, our Rock Honors hero has lived a wild-assed life. Got 60 seconds to get a crazed little synopsis of the Blizzard’s tale? Sure you do.

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Girls Rock! How Heart Got Its Start

The Wilson sisters have been together for years, and no, regardless of what their first record label would have you believe, they never had a sexual fling. Need a 60-second primer on how the "Barracuda" babes got their start? Thought so. Here, too, is a chance to see ‘em live this summer.

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Roots, Beer, and “Attractive Women”

Of course you don’t have all day to find out how ZZ Top got their start. So to ‘splain you this stuff, we’ve concocted a 60-second clip that illustrates how Dusty, Billy, and the guy without the beard came to be. Here’s the true genesis of that little band from Texas.

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Heart: Tattletale Groupies Are A Bummer

Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (tonight at 9/8c) always includes revealing chats with the music’s stars. Road Tales focuses on some the antics that go down when artists are on tour.

Certain assumptions are made when one decides to get intimate with a new "pal" after a gig. Ann Wilson explains how one night many years ago, those assumptions made an ass out of…well, you know.

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Road Tales: Lemmy Don’t Do Spit & Snot

Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (this Thursday night at 9/8c) always includes revealing chats with the music’s stars. Road Tales focuses on some the antics that go down when artists are on tour.

No, Motorhead isn’t the most graceful of rock bands. The British trio with the patented thud and kerranging guitars is a muck ‘n mire bunch. But that doesn’t mean they want razor blades and firebombs thrown at ‘em while they’re playing. And it certainly doesn’t mean they want people gobbing greenies at them from three feet away.

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Genesis: Set-List, Tour Dates, and Reissues

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When our Rock Honors bash premieres on Thursday night, it will be the first time in many years that lots of Genesis fans are able to see their heroes on stage. So the quesion is, what tunes are they tackling? The mid-80s line-up of Tony Banks, Phil Collins, and Mike Rutherford have a unique rapport, and their spins through "No Son of Mine" and "Turn It On Again" should whet the appetite of anyone planning on seeing them when their world tour brings them to America in the fall. Those fans will also get a kick out of Keane‘s marvelous salute to the veterans with an update of "That’s All."

Those familiar with the superb remastering job that the Rhino label does might want to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary with the far-reaching, 12-disc Genesis collection, 1976-1982. Between a wealth of rarities and the enhanced sound, it’s hard to resist. Speaking of rarities, check VSPOT in the next couple of days to see the on-line only performance of "Los Endos."

What’s your fave Genesis tune?

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Road Tales: Tommy Tattles On Ozzy

Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (this Thursday night at 9 pm) always includes revealing chats with the music’s stars. Road Tales focuses on some the antics that go down when artists are on tour.

There’s no scenario where a tour that consists of Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue isn’t going to be bonkers, so when Motley’s Tommy Lee recounts how the party-hearty king of heavy metal would show up in Gestapo boots and a nurse’s outfit, consider it business as usual. And as you’ll find out, there’s a reason Mr. Osbourne was always trying to jump on the Crue’s bus.

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Road Tales: Nasty Army Girls

Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (Thursday, May 24) always includes revealing chats with the music’s stars. Road Tales focuses on some the silliness (and sex) that goes down when artists are on tour.

Luther Campbell is no stranger to sexual hijinks. But even the boss of the infamous 2 Live Crew had to shake his head when a swarm of ladies in uniform jumped on stage and started rocking the wild thing at a club gig. Let him explain it to you…

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Road Tales: Stage Sex in KISSville

Our ramp-up to Rock Honors (Thursday, May 24) always includes revealing chats with the music’s stars. Road Tales focuses on some the silliness (and sex) that goes down when artists are on tour.

Peter Criss isn’t one of rock’s best drummers, but back in the day the KISS pounder was always allowed an extensive spot for solos during a show. Anthrax’s Scott Ian, who toured with the make-up men years ago, explains the kind of carnal pleasures that took place stage left and stage right.

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