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by Mike Breen 05.16.2012
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This Date in Music History: May 16

R.I.P. Django, Dio and Sammy Davis, Jr., plus a Liberace film update

Today in history was not kind to some major Pop Culture icons. Today we lost the Master of Muppets, Jim Henson (in 1990), Andy Kaufman (1984) and lead "Untouchable" Eliot Ness (1957). On the musical tip, we lost masterful, hugely influential Hot Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt (1953), Rat Pack singer/performer/actor Sammy Davis, Jr. (1990) and, just two years ago, Metal superstar Ronnie James Dio. Fun fact: Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, which featured Dio on the mic after Ozzy left, was hugely inspired by Django; both had finger injuries that forced them to adapt — and redefine — their playing styles. Things didn't turn out too badly for either.Rest in peace, all!Click on for Born This Day featuring Jonathan Richman, Betty Carter, Janet Jackson and Liberace.

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Toilet Art, VIPs and Metal Mayhem

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2010
According to a recent story in The New York Times, the latest craze in making money on the road for musicians is the "VIP Package," a pricey gouging of concertgoers that offers questionable "perks." Take the VIP route for a Bon Jovi concert and you'll get a Jovi metal folding chair, a leather bag and a meal ... all for only $1,750 a pop!  

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