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"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" and my flying feet! 

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        Released on November 18th, 1990 C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” hit the airwaves and began a huge sensation. My legs were moving and grooving to that tune in a funky fresh 1990 way! My legs were going from left to right at a frenzied pace. I would dance out to this hit at home from my small Casio cassette tape deck as the song blared out of a little tinny speaker from a blank cassette tape which had a few popular songs which I had…

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Iron Maiden's "X-Factor" Reflections - 1995 Autobiography Excerpt 

       Iron Maiden was one of the very first bands I can say I was a fan of with the very first cassette tape purchase of my own being Iron Maiden’s Piece of Mind. By 1995 I had become very familiar with all of Iron Maiden’s albums up until that point and had grown very accustomed to Bruce Dickinson as the lead singer. The news of his departure from the band in 1993 was of course a bit shocking and disappointing. Naturally I, along with Iron Maiden fans the world over, were very curious as to whether or not…

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Remembering Peter Steele (1962-2010) 

Have you ever listened to the legendary goth rock band from Brooklyn, Type O Negative? If so, then you must be aware of its large, looming, sexy, cool and goofy frontman Peter Steele. 

I consider myself fortunate to be able to say I have several memories of personally interacting with Pete Steele beginning with a Christmas party at a local studio in December 1998 when I was 17. He gave my friend $20 to take a car service home since it was so late and my friend would have had to walk 45 minutes home through…

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