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These guys should write a song called "Purple Hayes"

The members of the band Von Hayes don't need money or fame. They just want to meet their namesake. Story

Updated: August 29, 2008, 11:35 AM ET
By Jeff Pearlman | Special to Page 2

In this land of milk and honey, where hard work and ingenuity can pay off in myriad -- and blissful -- ways, musical dreams come true.

In 1972, four New York City rockers joined forces, slathered on some makeup and set out to become rock 'n' roll's biggest band. The result: Kiss.

In 1977, a struggling student with the last name of Ciccone dropped out of the University of Michigan to pursue a dance career in New York City. The result: Madonna.

In 1985, a ...

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