Moscow Music Peace Festival: How Glam Metal Helped End the Cold War

In the Communist Seventies and Eighties, popular music was repressed in the Soviet Union, and the hunger for it – particularly Western rock & roll – led Russian fans to extreme measures. Black-market records, bootlegs etched into X-rays and even the opportunity to dub cassettes could easily cost fans a hefty chunk of their monthly salaries. And the opportunity to see Western performers in

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Lady Gaga Cancels ‘Rock in Rio’ Festival Appearance, Cites ‘Severe Pain’

Lady Gaga canceled her appearance at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil after being hospitalized. A note posted on the singer's Twitter said she is "suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform."

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Burning Man Festival: One Man Dead, Another in Critical Condition

A Burning Man festival attendee, Aaron Joel Mitchell, died Sunday morning from fatal burns after running into a fire, according to ABC. Mitchell was taken to UC Davis Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center on Saturday night. 

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