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29 Years Ago: An Ozzy Osbourne Fan Commits Suicide, Leading to ‘Suicide Solution’ Lawsuit

On October 26, 1984, 19-year-old John Daniel McCollum shot and killed himself while lying on his bed listening to an Ozzy Osbourne record at his home in Indio, California. His parents went on to sue the singer, alleging that the lyrics to Osbourne's song 'Suicide Solution' were a "proximate cause" for their son's death.

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Has Metallica’s Bold (and Cold) ‘New Frontier’ Been Revealed?

Earlier this month, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich hinted that a special announcement about an event that would take the band to "another frontier" would be coming soon. Well, it looks like the secret's out in the form of a concert in Antarctica.

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Billy Gibbons and John Fogerty Play ZZ Top, Creedence Classics Together

ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons dropped in to perform two songs with John Fogerty during the former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman's recent concert in Tulsa, Okla., and thanks to the almighty Internet, you can watch it for yourself right now!

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30 Years Ago: Kiss Play Their First Show Without Makeup

On Oct. 11, 1983, Kiss performed the first-ever show without their trademark facepaint. The change helped revitalize the band's sagging commercial fortunes, but also marked the beginning of an extended "troubling time" for founding member Gene Simmons.

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