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Tonight’s The Night: The 15 Best Songs About Losing Your Virginity

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Everyone knows that having sex for the first time is pretty much the most important moment of your life. Hahaha, jkkk y’all. It’s usually pretty awkward and hilarious and (occasionally) humiliating. Or so we’ve heard. But that hasn’t stopped it the being romanticized in tons of classic songs over the years! Usually in a way that thoroughly creeps us out…From Rod Stewart to AC/DC, Lyfe Jennings and the great Vanessa Carlton, you’ll never forget THESE musical first times.

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Is She Really Going Out With Him? 20 Not-So-Hot Rock Stars With Outrageously Hot Girlfriends

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Guys date outside their league all the time, and our girlfriend would totally agree (rimshot). Perhaps this is simply because women are, generally speaking, much more emotionally intelligent dudes, and less apt to base a romantic partnership around something as superficial as looks. Ladies are drawn to more important  qualities like inner beauty of the soul…but in some cases, being an internationally renowned rock star helps a bit, too!

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The Many Faces And Phases Of Rod Stewart

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Few singers have been as acclaimed or sold as many records as legendary British vocalist Rod Stewart, who turned 68 yesterday. His career spans five decades and covers so much artistic territory that it is not uncommon for fans of one era to be unfamiliar with his work from another. He first started putting out records at the height of the mid ‘60s Swinging London era as Rod “The Mod” Stewart before being recruited as the front-man for guitar great Jeff Beck’s post-Yardbirds group along with future Rolling Stone Ron Wood. After leaving the temperamental Beck behind, before what could have been a career-making Woodstock appearance, Stewart split time recording critically lauded solo albums and cutting raucous hard rock with Wood in The Faces. Such dueling ambitions created friction in the much-beloved group and when they split for good in 1975 Rod moved to the States and continued his ascent as one of the ‘70s biggest stars. Read more…

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What’s Your Number: 10 Rock Stars With Record-Breaking Sex Exploits

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For decades, young boys have been lured to a life of rock ‘n’ roll in hopes of making money and meeting girls. Although many fail, a lucky few become rich and famous beyond their wildest dreams. But handful of those take it even further. Their rock star status, natural charisma, and insatiable libido vault them to the level of modern sex legends, with more partners than it’s even possible to fathom!

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The First 30 Videos That Played On MTV

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The 2013 Video Music Awards are set to air this Sunday, August 25, at 9PM/8C. In chorus with this program, you’ll no doubt be hearing a smattering of chatter on social media about how MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore, which isn’t actually true but does lend itself to lots of reminiscing about “the good ole days.” Speaking of which, do YOU know what videos aired during MTV’s very first day of programming way back on August 1, 1981? Of course, every trivia nut worth their salt knows that “Video Killed The Radio Star” was the first video ever played on the then-fledgling network, but we’re guessing you probably don’t know what came after that (or after that, and so on and so on).

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The Top 29 British Musical Acts That Got Snubbed During The 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

The 2012 Summer Olympics officially kicked off with an opening ceremony conceived by the Academy Award winning British film director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire,
Trainspotting, 28 Days Later). One of the sections of tonight’s broadcast bore the unusual name Frankie And June Say Thanks Tim, a love story that contained what NBC’s Matt Lauer described as “a tribute to the best British musical acts of the last 40 years.” Well, although Boyle and his musical supervisors managed to include a decent selection of bands that could be considered canon-worthy, we’d like to call your attention to this (quite undefinitive!) list of 29 highly respected bands that got royally snubbed (in alpha order*):

Adele
Black Sabbath
Coldplay
Culture Club
The Cure
Def Leppard
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits
Duran Duran
Elton John (!!!)
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It’s In The Plans For Fleetwood Mac To Reunite For An Album And Tour

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Good news about Fleetwood Mac after the tragic suicide of former band member Bob Welch last month. During an appearance on CBS This Morning, Stevie Nicks said it’s in the plan for the group to reunite for an album and tour in 2013. Nothing is set in stone as of yet, but the possibility sounds promising. Last year Lindsey Buckingham did and interview with Rolling Stone and said, “Nothing is on the books right now. With Fleetwood Mac, there’s a lot of landmines out there politically and it’s hard to get everybody on the same page at the same time–but I think this might be one of those years where everyone will want to do the same thing.” Yesterday when Nicks was asked if everyone was on board she gave a definite, “Oh, yeah.” Read more…

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More RRHOF Drama: Rod Stewart Calls In Sick To The Faces Reunion

What started out as a SUPER promising Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class of 2012 induction ceremony is turning out to be littered with disappointment. First off, Hall organizers announced that this year’s ceremony would take place on the same weekend as Coachella, forcing many people to make a difficult decision as to which event they would ultimately attend. Next, the Beastie Boys announced that they would not be performing at the ceremony this year as Adam “MCA” Yauch continues to recover from cancer (but they WILL be attending). Then, Axl Rose dropped a bombshell on Tuesday night when he penned an open letter to the Hall wherein he refused to be inducted alongside his former GNR bandmates (a decision that That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk applauded). Now, in a late breaking story, it appears that the eternally spiky-haired rocker Rod Stewart will be skipping out on the ceremony, too!

You see, Rod “The Bod” was supposed to join a reunion of the seminal sixties Brit rockers Faces, a band that also includes guitarist Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones), drummer Kenney Jones, and keyboardist Ian McLagan. However, at a press conference in Cleveland earlier today, Wood announced that “Unfortunately Rod is complaining of a sore throat,” and told a group of reporters that Stewart will not be attending the ceremony this weekend. Fortunately for fans of Faces, they have a backup: Mick Hucknall, the lead singer from Simply Red, will be taking Rod’s place. Now that we think of it, Slash, Duff and the rest of the guys in Guns N’ Roses might want to ask Mick if he knows any GNR tunes, too…

Rod Stewart To Skip Faces Reunion At Rock Hall Induction Due To Illness

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Hard Rock Turns 40 with a Massive Celebration in London’s Hyde Park

The Hard Rock brand, which encompasses restaurants, hotels and casinos, turned 40 years young over the weekend. In honor of the momentous anniversary, tens of thousands of fans turned out for the three-day Hard Rock Calling festival, held in London’s famed Hyde Park. In addition to headliners Rod Stewart, Bon Jovi and The Killers (the latter of which was witnessed by none other than Prince Harry), VH1 faves Train and You Oughta Know artist Lissie also appeared on the bill. Our VH1 news team was on hand and got some backstage time with some of the artists on the bill; take a gander above to get Train, Lissie and Pete Wentz’s thoughts on the occasion.

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NGAB: Bye-Bye Bluegrass, Hello Satan

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We?ll never get to hear the banjo?d-out version of ?No Expectations? or ?Honky Tonk Women? or whatever Stones song Cliff Wagner & the Old #7 were plotting before they got deep-sixed last Friday night. Americans with money and phones have voted, and bluegrass ain?t part of Next Great American Band?s agenda.

That?s okay, it?s a pop and rock world we live in, especially when you?re selling blocks of commercial time in a talent contest, so we?re now down to six outfits that are going to take us through the start of ’08. I?ve still got my fingers crossed for Tres Bien, who did the shimmy-shimmy-shake on ?Get Off My Cloud? (with a ?Satisfaction? guitar riff thrown in for you dudes who miss mash-ups) and conjured a vibe out of That Thing You Do.

All in all, it was a surprisingly fun romp through the Jagger-Richards songbook, with no one ? except for the big-band nimrods ? embarrassing themselves. The metal rugrats should have told Dicko to sticko and come out sans shirts for their ?Jumping Jack Flash? romp. Something very odd about seeing an 11-year-old from the San Diego suburbs singing that he was ?born in a cross-fire hurricane,? but the Light of Doom kid swings his hair around really well; I believed him for a sec or two. And the praying pickers in the Clark Brothers summoned the dangers of the devil quite convincingly with their judge-pleasing ?Gimme Shelter.?

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