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  • And they're in!
    Getting Bon Jovi inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seemed very important to Jon Bon Jovi.  He posted videos asking fans to vote and they received over a million votes.  And they were selected!  Not everyone was excited about that honor. If you've paid close attention to the previous 32 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, it's fair to say that the honor was not that important to quite a number of artists or even laughable to some due to all the politics surrounding the Hall.
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  • Gene Simmons logic
     
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  • Bathroom. For sale
    When you think Metallica you don’t think “money” right way but you should because they got a ton of it.  The band is worth more than 500 million dollars. Here is an example. The 4,140-square-foot San Francisco mansion belonging to Kirk Hammett is up for sale. Hammett is asking $13 million for the property, located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood. And it’s a bargain!  He was asking 16 million for it but has recently lowered it to a mere 13 million.
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  • Said no one ever
    Today Nikki Sixx bass and songwriter for Motley Crue turns 59 today (Monday).  What sensitive song writer…said no one ever!  But he had a moment: "Without You" from Dr. Feelgood in 1989.  He even called the song emotional. It made it to number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Here is what Mr. Sixx said about it:
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  • Special. And Jim talks about being fat
    Jim Morrison from the Doors remains one of the rock and roll's most intriguing figures. "The Lizard King" was a rebel, a poet and a hero to millions.  And his death in July 1971, at the young age of 27, remains a mystery. We remember that he got arrested here in New Haven and I saw him at the Bushnell.  There was something very special even before he spoke or sang.  The rowdy concert crowd suddenly got silent as he stepped out on stage.  And please don’t remember him as Val Kilmer from the movie the Doors. Today would have been his 74th birthday, late bandmate Ray Manzarek recalled the lifestyle excesses that brought Jim down as being all too similar to those which beset Elvis Presley. We also found a 1969 recording where Jim discusses food and weight issues.
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