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Bassist Billy Rath Dies at 66

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Billy Rath, the bassist best known for his time in the New York-based punk band Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, has passed away at the age of 66 after battling a long illness.

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Man Killed in Accident Involving Motley Crue’s Equipment Truck

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

A man was killed in an accident involving a semi-trailer truck hauling Motley Crue's equipment.

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45 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad Begins Steady Journey to Success

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Grand Funk Railroad's debut 'On Time,' released in August 1969, had a slow climb to platinum status.

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30 Years Ago: ‘W.A.S.P.’ Finally Becomes ‘Somebody’

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Capitol Records

A long period of dues paying preceded the Aug. 17, 1984 release of a self-titled debut album by W.A.S.P.

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Scorpions’ Next Album to Include Updated Material from Classic Period

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Didier Baverel, Getty Images

The Scorpions returned to leftover material from the band's most celebrated era as part of a 50th anniversary album project.

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Stephen Pearcy Stands Firm on Split With Ratt: ‘The Heyday is Over With’

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Stephen Pearcy says he's happy out on his own after announcing his third split with Ratt earlier this year.

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Gwar’s Oderus Urungus Celebrated With Flaming Viking Funeral

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Gwar leader Oderus Urungus was given a flaming viking funeral in front of his family, bandmates and thousands of fans.

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Nikki Sixx Praises Gene Simmons’ Apology, Speaks Out Against Kiss Radio Ban

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Frederick M. Brown / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Nikki Sixx praises Gene Simmons' apology for his controversial recent suicide comments, and speaks out against radio stations banning Kiss music.

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Gene Simmons Credits Detroit for Helping to Break Kiss

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Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty

Gene Simmons spoke about the importance that Detroit had on Kiss' career.

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30 Years Ago: The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Debut Points to Big Things

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EMI

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' self-titled debut was released on Aug. 16, 1984.

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