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37 Years Ago: Elvis Costello Is Banned From ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Vimeo

Elvis Costello gave shape to his own budding career with a rebellious move on 'Saturday Night Live,' switching mid-song into a diatribe against corporate-controlled broadcasting -- and getting himself banned from the show for a dozen years.

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Roger Daltrey Illness Forces the Who to Postpone Tour

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Cedric Ribeiro, Getty Images

Doctors have shut down the on-going Who Hits 50 tour after Roger Daltrey contracted a throat infection.

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Eric Singer on Kiss Without Gene Simmons or Paul Stanley: ‘I Don’t Think I Would Want to Do That’

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Kiss enjoy an apparently never-ending demand for their music -- and given that they play in costumes and makeup, the band could conceivably continue on as a live act with replacement players even after all of the original members decide they don't feel like performing anymore.

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How the Paul Butterfield Blues Band Earned Its Spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Elektra

The latest batch of artists bound for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been announced, which means that for the next few months, you're going to read and hear a lot of arguing about who deserved to make it and who didn't -- and this year, that's going to include plenty of head-shaking over one act in particular: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

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30 Years Ago: ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Shoots Himself in the Stomach

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Al Bello, Getty Images

Like any rootin', tootin' Texas good old boy, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has spent his fair share of time packing heat -- and he has the scar in his belly to prove it.

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Rolling Stones vs. Cream – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

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They both had a pretty easy time of it in the opening round, but now the Rolling Stones and Cream face each other in the semifinals of the 100 percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Randy Bachman Announces New ‘Heavy Blues’ Album

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Mike Hough

Randy Bachman rounded up a few famous friends for his next album, titled 'Heavy Blues' and due for release on April 15, 2015.

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Five Bands That Deserve to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Legacy / John Minihan, Hulton Archive / Chris Walter, Getty Images

Accompanying this morning's announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2015 induction class was the usual head shaking and open-mouthed disbelief that some of classic rock's oldest and most worthy bands were passed up once again.

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Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and Billie Joe Armstrong React to Rock Hall Induction

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Jason Merritt / Mike Coppola / Karl Walter, Getty Images

Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and Green Day are among the next crop of new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and not surprisingly, they're all feeling pretty good about it.

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The Moody Blues vs. The Beach Boys – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

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The Moody Blues take on the Beach Boys in the semifinals of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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