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41 Years Ago: Gene Simmons Sets His Hair on Fire

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You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, and you can't spew thousands of fireballs without setting your hair on fire a few times.

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Rock’s Most Famous New Year’s Eve Shows

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Elektra / Columbia (2) / YouTube / Hulton Archive / Atlantic

New Year's Eve has always held dizzying promise -- and never more so than for a quartet of rock's best-known figures.

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38 Years Ago: The Cars Play Their First Show

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Chris Walter, Getty Images

The Cars played their first show on New Year's Eve 1976.

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53 Years Ago: The Beach Boys Perform Their First Professional Concert

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Keystone, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Over time, the Beach Boys' sunny harmonies would become a sort of sadly ironic counterpoint to the band's turbulent history behind the scenes.

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36 Years Ago: The Winterland Ballroom Closes With Epic Grateful Dead Concert

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The Winterland Ballroom closed on December 31, 1978, with an epic Grateful Dead concert.

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41 Years Ago: AC/DC and Journey Both Play Their First Concerts on the Same Night

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AC/DC and Journey both played their first concerts on December 31, 1973.

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36 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Hit in the Face With a Lit Firecracker

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Bruce Springsteen got hit with a firecracker during a concert on Dec. 31, 1978.

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Debuts Band of Gypsys

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YouTube.com

Jimi Hendrix debuted Band of Gypsys on New Year's Eve 1969.

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Queen + Adam Lambert to Stream Live New Year’s Eve Show

Queen And Adam Lambert
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BBC Music will broadcast their New Year's Eve Show from London's Westminster Central Hall.

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