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Cover Stories: Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

The front sleeve of Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' set the tone for thrash metal artwork. Here's the story behind the cover.

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Provided by Chris Thater Memorial

Thater Memorial Weekend

The 32nd Annual Chris Thater Memorial presented by SEFCU is scheduled for this weekend, August 22 - 23 in Downtown Binghamton.  Organized by the Broome County Stop DWI Program the races and activities were developed and are held in honor of Christopher Thater, a 23-year-old cycling enthusiast and Binghamton University graduate who was killed by a drunk driver on October 16, 1983

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MJ Kim, Getty Images

Bill Ward Is Still Waiting for ‘Signable’ Black Sabbath Contract and Apology From Ozzy Osbourne

If he had his way, exiled Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says he'd be back behind the kit for the band when they record what's being billed as their last album and head out on their allegedly final tour.

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This Day in Rock History: August 17

We look at famous events in rock history that took place on Aug. 17.

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46 Years Ago: Crosby, Stills & Nash Becomes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Shortly after releasing their debut album, Crosby, Stills & Nash brought Neil Young on board.

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53 Years Ago: The Beatles Fire Pete Best

On Aug. 16, 1962, the Beatles fired their original drummer, Pete Best, and replaced him with Ringo Starr.

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Ross Park’s Carousel May be Moved

The iconic carousel at Ross Park Zoo, which has sat for decades, nestled in the glen off Morgan Road at the entrance to the zoo, may soon be moving up the hill.

The City of  Binghamton is asking for a half million dollar grant from the New York State Department of Parks and Historic Preservation to rehabilitate the carousel and relocate the merry-go-round from the lower part of the zoo in front of the ticket booth to the area that now houses pavilions and a playground

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New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner

Bridges Named After Trooper Christopher Skinner

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to name sections of state roads in memory of deceased law enforcement officers, including one in Broome County.

The bridges carrying Interstate 81 over U

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41 Years Ago: Neil Peart Plays His First Show With Rush

Neil Peart played his first concert as a member of Rush on Aug. 14, 1974.

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Watch Iron Maiden’s New Video for ‘Speed of Light’

Iron Maiden have unveiled the first song from their upcoming double album, The Book of Souls.

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