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Why MTV Launched With a Video ‘Nobody Wanted’

“Video Killed the Radio Star” will forever be intertwined with the launch of MTV, cementing its place in history as the first video aired on the fledgling network. But that wasn't MTV’s first choice. British new wave duo the Buggles released “Video Killed the Radio Star” as a single in...
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Sammy Hagar: Eddie Van Halen Wanted to ‘Make Some Noise’ Together Again

Sammy Hagar revealed that Eddie Van Halen suggested the former bandmates "make some noise" together when they reconnected a few months before Van Halen's death. Speaking to Washington Post reporter Geoff Edgers in a new Instagram Live interview, Hagar said he was relieved to find Van Halen in a better headspace when he reached out to the virtuoso guitarist "four or five months" prior to his death on Oct. 6, 2020.
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Simone Biles to Compete in Final Balance Beam Competition

Simone Biles will compete in the final event of the women's Olympic gymnastics competition, the balance beam. The event will take place on Tuesday in Tokyo. "We are so excited to confirm that you will see two U.S. athletes in the balance beam final tomorrow - Suni Lee AND Simone Biles!!," the USA Gymnastics team said in a statement on Monday.
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Stephen Pearcy ‘Appreciating Every Day’ After Cancer Diagnosis

Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy has opened up about his battle with cancer, and the way it has affected his perspective on life. "Everything's kind of copacetic now. I'm on a ritual and monitoring things,” the rocker explained during an interview with Laughingmonkeymusic. “I don't know why I'm still here, but, look, I'm appreciating every day and minute above ground here, because all of our peers are seemingly disappearing. And it's such a drag. But it's under control.”
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Journey’s Headlining Lollapalooza Show: Videos, Set List

Journey’s Lollapalooza performance blended fresh and familiar, with the band’s new lineup delivering a hit-packed package during their Saturday headlining slot. The show marked the group's second performance since New Year’s Eve 2019, following a more intimate club show two days earlier at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. (The band previously canceled a 2020 tour with the Pretenders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
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Neal Schon Confirms Deen Castronovo Is Back in Journey

Journey guitarist Neal Schon has confirmed on social media that former drummer Deen Castronovo has rejoined the band. Schon confirmed Castronovo's return in a series of Facebook comments below a San Francisco Chronicle story about Journey, which he shared on Wednesday. One fan commented on the post, "So is Deen Castronovo back in the band full time now?" to which Schon responded simply, "Yes."
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Watch Neil Peart’s Final Recorded Drum Solo in Rush Film Teaser

Rush will screen a director's cut of their 2019 concert film, Cinema Strangiato, for a one-night-only event on Sept. 9. The movie — which documents the band's final tour, 2015's R40 Live — features interviews with musician fans (including Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello), along with previously unseen backstage and soundcheck footage. The new cut will offer an adjusted set list, including previously unseen versions of "One Little Victory," "Red Barchetta" and "Cygnus X-1" / "The Story So Far," the latter presenting the final recorded drum solo of late drummer Neil Peart.
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Disney Parks To Require Face Masks Again as COVID Cases Surge

Walt Disney World and Disneyland will once again require face masks in certain areas of the parks as COVID-19 cases continue to increase throughout the country. According to Orlando Sentinel, Orange County, Florida is averaging 1,000 new coronavirus cases daily. Local hospital AdventHealth's ICU is full due to the rise in cases. Meanwhile, in California, the Delta Variant has become the state's dominant strain.
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July 29, 1966, Marked New Eras for Bob Dylan, the Beatles and Cream

On July 29, 1966, the personal and professional trajectories of three of rock's most notable names shifted — some for the worse, some for the better. The day spelled misfortune for two of them: Bob Dylan, who crashed his motorcycle just outside Woodstock, N.Y., and subsequently disappeared from the public eye for several months, and John Lennon, whose "more popular than Jesus" comment landed in the U.S. Both proved to be events that inevitably altered the course of the artists' careers.
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30 Years Ago: Metallica Wake the Mainstream With ‘Enter Sandman’

Heading into the '90s on the heels of their greatest success to date, the prog-metal masterpiece … And Justice for All and its crossover single “One,” Metallica were determined to go to the opposite end of the spectrum by making songs that were tighter, less complicated and shorter. Out of the gate they achieved that goal with the lead single off their self-titled 1991 album, “Enter Sandman,” which was released July 29, 1991.