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Star-Packed ‘Colbert Report’ Finale Includes Randy Newman, Peter Frampton, Ric Ocasek and Many More

Comedy Central
Comedy Central

'The Colbert Report' will be missed, but it went out on a high note..

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

Legacy / John Minihan, Hulton Archive / Chris Walter, Getty Images
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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Sixx:A.M. Discuss Their Cover of the Cars’ ‘Drive’

Sixx:A.M.
YouTube

The slow roll-out of songs from Sixx:A.M.'s upcoming 'Modern Vintage' LP continues with a sneak preview of the album track 'Drive.'

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Foreigner vs. the Cars – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals

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Foreigner takes on the Cars in the final round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame for July.

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Motorhead vs. the Cars – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

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The metal giants take on the New Wave hitmakers in the semifinals of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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The Cars vs. Dire Straits – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

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The Cars take on Dire Straits in the first round of the UCR Hall of Fame.

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35 Years Ago: The Cars Release ‘Candy-O’

The Cars, 'Candy-O'
Elektra

The Cars released 'Candy-O' on June 3, 1979.

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Members of Blondie and the Cars Come Together to Form the Empty Hearts

Empty Hearts
429 Records

A '60s-inspired garage band formed by members of Blondie and the Cars will come out with their debut on Aug. 5.

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30 Years Ago: The Cars Release ‘Heartbeat City’

The Cars, 'Heartbeat City'
Elektra

They started the '80s on a relative low note, with the critical and commercial comedown of 1980's poorly received 'Panorama' album, but the Cars bounced back with 'Shake It Up' the following year -- and then they really hit their stride with their next release, 1984's 'Heartbeat City.'

Released on March 13, 1984, the band's fifth studio LP

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37 Years Ago: The Cars Play Their First Show

Chris Walter, Getty Images
Chris Walter, Getty Images

By most accounts, Ric Ocasek and Ben Orr's first band was a total failure. In 1976, the duo -- which actually went by the name Ocasek & Orr at first -- picked up a few members, became Cap'n Swing and gigged around Boston. But they didn't really catch on. By the end of the year they had a new name, and on New Year's Eve, they made their public debut. It was only a matter of time before the Cars would drive straight onto radio playlists.

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