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Over the years, Riot Fest has taken over Chicago’s Douglas Park with circus sideshows, carnival games and, most importantly, an incredible lineup. But its history stretches even further back, drawing people of all ages and backgrounds between its hub and offshoots in Toronto and Denver. The festival has been running for 15 years strong, solidifying […]

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[Photo: Wikimedia Commons] Former Misfits drummer Joey Image has reportedly died. Image (real name: Joseph Poole) had only played with the band for a little more than a year beginning in November 1978. He replaced original drummer Manny Martinez. After accompanying the band on a tour of the UK with the Damned in 1979, he […]

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