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20 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Strokes' 'Is This It'

On July 30, 2001, – 15 years ago – [a]The Strokes[/a] released their debut album 'Is This It' in Australia, the very first place the record hit the shelves. We don't need to explain why the NYC classic's legacy lives on 15 years later – after all we gave it 10/10 upon release and named it the fourth best album ever in our Greatest Album Of All Time list in 2013.

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Get Your Rocks Off With These Popstar Sex Toys

Rock stars are perverts. This much is true. The never-knowingly-classy hair metallers Motley Crue are pervier than most. If their tell-all, super outrageous book The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band wasn’t enough to have them disowned by their mothers and girlfriends, then their status as priapic rock dogs has now been well and truly cemented by the release of their very own sex toys.

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Yesterday’s Bonkers Internet Trend? #Arthurmemes

'90s Canadian-American kids’ animation Arthur hit the internet in a big way yesterday (July 28) after a meme-ified photo of Arthur’s fist inspired a trend. The first one wasn’t even that great, but that didn’t matter – soon it wasn’t just the fist that spread across Twitter, but most of the series’ anthropomorphised animal characters, accompanied by adult and sometimes pretty NSFW captions. Just a warning: be ready to have your childhood ruined with this round-up of the best.

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MTV’s New '90s Channel MTV Classics: A Guide To The Goldmine Of Cult Shows

Sick of your dad telling you how brilliant everything was in the '90s? Well MTV are about to expose the chuckling lie at the heart of his life by giving you the chance to relive his mis-spent youth as an unemployable stoner with the launch of MTV Classics, a channel devoted to re-runs of shows from the '90s and early '00s. From the profound to the puerile, all late-Gen-X and proto-Millennial teen life was here; just whack on Blink-182’s ‘Enema Of The State’, chuff on a promotional Tony Hawk bong and switch on the following cult MTV shows – the cream of the era that we hope to see on the channel - and be transported back to the age of pranks, pimps and idiots throwing themselves off cliffs in shopping trolleys…

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