Ultimate Classic Rock's Top 10 Nerdiest Rush Songs

Posted 8/25/2014 9:00:00 AM

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Gene Simmons’ Birthday: August 25th, 1949

Posted 8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Gene Simmons’ Birthday: August 25th, 1949

Conversation Starters:

  • Happy Birthday to “The Demon,” Gene Simmons! Which KISS member had the best alter-ego?
  • Gene Simmons of KISS celebrates a birthday today! In honor of him, tell us your favorite KISS song!
  • Gene Simmons celebrates a birthday today! Do you know his birth name? No cheating!

Fast Facts:

  • Born: Chaim Witzon August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel
  • Age: 66
  • KISS Persona: The Demon
  • Instruments: Vocals, bass guitar
  • Simmons first decided he wanted to be in a band in middle school after watching how girls reacted to seeing the Beatles on TV
  • He and his friends then formed The Missing Links and won their school talent show
  • Simmons was then in a series of bands in New York, including Long Island Sounds and Rising Sun
  • Despite dreams of being a musician, Simmons got a bachelor’s in Education from Richmond College to appease ...

Metallica Releases …And Justice For All –August 25th, 1988

Posted 8/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Metallica Releases …And Justice For All–August 25th, 1988

Conversation Starters

  • Metallica’s …And Justice For All was released 26 years ago today.  What’s the best track from the album?
  • On this date in 1988, Metallica released one of their most famous albums. What was it?
    • …And Justice For All
    • 26 years ago Metallica released …And Justice For All. Where does it rank among their catalog?
    • Metallica released …And Justice For All 26 years ago today.  “Like” if you own the album. 

Fast Facts

  • Released on August 25th, 1988 via Elektra Records.
  • The record was produced by Metallica and Flemming Rasmussen.
  • First Metallica album to feature Jason Newsted on bass, after the death of Cliff Burton.
  • First Metallica album to feature a song with accompanying music video. (“One”)
  • Was among the first nominees for the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Grammy in 1989 and was famously defeated by Jethro Tull’s Crest of a ...

Ultimate Classic Rock's Top 10 Biker songs

Posted 8/24/2014 5:00:00 PM

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Rabbi's On This Day: Sunday, 8/24/14

Posted 8/24/2014 12:00:00 PM

Sunday, August 24, 2014


  • Dave Chappelle (actor-comedian, The Nutty ProfessorUndercover BrotherChappelle's Show) (41)
  • Kenny Baker (the actor inside R2-D2 in the Star Wars movies) (80)
  • Craig Kilborn (former talk show host, The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn) (52)
  • Marlee Matlin (Hearing-impaired actress, won 1987 Best Actress Oscar for her role in Children Of A Lesser GodThe West Wing) (49)
  • Anne Archer (actress, Fatal AttractionPatriot GamesClear And Present DangerRules Of EngagementMan Of The House) (67)
  • Vince McMahon (World Wrestling Entertainment owner) (69)
  • Cal Ripken, Jr. (Retired Baltimore Orioles player who holds baseball's consecutive games record at 2,632, after breaking Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games in 1995) (54)
  • Chad Michael Murray (actor, One Tree HillHouse of WaxA Cinderella Story) (33)
  • Steve Guttenberg (actor, The Boys From BrazilDiner, the Police Academy movies, CocoonThree Men And A BabyShort Circuit) (56)
  • Stephen Fry (actor, V For VendettaBonesGosford Park) ...

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