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Lemmy Kilmister’s Favorite Ozzy Osbourne Album Was No Surprise

Ozzy Osbourne says his long-time friendship with Lemmy Kilmister was marked by brutal honesty – about work and life. That friendship played out professionally on 1991's. , which saw Kilmister collaborating on four tracks – including "Mama, I'm Coming Home," Osbourne's only Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. But they also saw each other socially, right up until the Motorhead legend succumbed to a variety of maladies including prostate cancer on Dec. 28, 2015 – just four days after his 70th birthday.
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T-Shirts and Posters From 27 Farewell Tours

Rock fans have learned over the years that not all farewell tours turn out to be final, though memorabilia from back then serves as a reminder of when we all thought we were seeing an act for the last time. If you attended the Doobie Brothers’ 50th anniversary tour, you...
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Maine Drug Arrest Turns Up Stolen Cannon!

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LIBERTY, ME

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INDUSTRY, ME

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