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Michigan’s Favorite Band Is….

Not who you think. Id guess Bob Seger. Or Kid Rock. Maybe Eminem, or Grand Funk Railroad or ever Del Shannon. Nope. Not even close. It IS an artist from Michigan, but not who you think.

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Slash Defends Bob Dylan’s ‘80s Era on New Tribute Album

Bob Dylan's '80s output doesn't get a lot of love, but he was plenty busy during the decade, and some of his best recordings from that era are getting the tribute treatment from a diverse array of younger artists.

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Meet the Other Three Members of ZZ Top

For the last 45 years, ZZ Top has been the most dependable bands in rock and roll, sticking with the same three-man lineup while groups like the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and even AC/DC underwent a series of personnel changes. But did you know that in the brief time before the Little Ol’ Band from Texas settled on their current configuration, no less than three other people were in the group? Here are their stories.

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NBC News’ Brian Williams Raps ‘Rapper’s Delight’ on ‘Tonight Show’ [Video]

'NBC News' anchor Brian Williams knows how to poke fun at himself. After all, the father of 'Girls' star Allison Williams has hosted 'SNL' and parodied himself on '30 Rock' -- but this time, 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon did it for him, piecing together a ridiculously hilarious video that makes it seem as if the anchor is rapping the 1979 hit, 'Rapper's

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Slash, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar to Lead All-Star Benefit Concert

Sufferers of the neurological disorder known as multiple system atrophy, or MSA, will get a big boost from some well-known rockers later this month, when some of music's biggest names come together for an all-star benefit concert.

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Michael Anthony on Van Halen’s Partying Reputation: ‘The Music Was Always Number One’

Our favorite rock stars tend to make the rock 'n' roll lifestyle look like one big party, but the best musicians never lose sight of their art. Take Van Halen, for example: in spite of what it might have seemed like from the outside, former bassist Michael Anthony says the band's glory years were never as wild and crazy as they appeared.

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David Bowie Has More New Music in the Vault

After 10 years away, it's safe to say that David Bowie had some creativity to spare. He issued a 14-track comeback album in March 2013 -- and then added five more songs for an expanded edition later in the fall. And he's not close to finished.

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Patty Smyth Happy to Have Turned Down Van Halen Job [Video]

For Patty Smyth, the improbable opportunity to join Van Halen as David Lee Roth's replacement in the mid-'80s would have come at too high a cost.

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Cee Lo Green Quits ‘The Voice’ [Video]

After four seasons, Cee Lo Green has left 'The Voice' in order to pursue other projects. The eccentric singer and 'Voice' mentor accidentally dropped the bomb during a visit to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' which airs today (Feb. 19).

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Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward Calls Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham ‘Finest Rock Drummer’ [Video]

Co-founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward paid tribute to his contemporary in Led Zeppelin on his 'Rock 50' radio show (embedded above), saying, "If you want to strive toward something, just listen to John Bonham."

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Devo Guitarist Bob Casale Dies at 61 [Video]

Bob Casale, the guitarist for New Wave hitmakers Devo died Monday. He was 61 years old.

The news was broken by his older brother, Gerald Casale, who played bass and keyboards in the group.

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40 Years Ago Today: KISS Releases Its First Album [Video]

I am only 26 years old, and the first time I have ever heard this album was from the 1999 movie "Detroit Rock City."

Strangely enough, this movie also introduced me to the greatness that is KISS.

KISS brought me (and many legendary rock stars) to rock music! Forty years ago today, KISS released its first album.

But at first, it wasn't any kind of success.

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