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Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
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Billy Joel Sings ‘New York State of Mind’ with Fan

Although has sworn off the idea of doing another full-scale rock tour, Billy Joel still does his acclaimed 'An Evening of Questions and Answers and a Little Bit of Music' series at colleges. At a recent event, a fan wound up playing one of Joel's signature songs with the legendary musician.

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Win a $2,400 Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Model Fender Stratocaster

To celebrate the release of the 30th anniversary edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan‘s debut, ‘Texas Flood,’ we’re teaming up with Sony Legacy, Fender and GuySpeed to give one lucky reader a Stevie Ray Vaughan signature model Stratocaster valued at $2,399.99.

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Paul McCartney Announces Record Store Day Exclusive

Another classic rocker has thrown his proverbial hat into the vinyl ring known as Record Store Day. On April 20, Paul McCartney will release a limited edition 12-inch EP of the live version of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' that was originally released on 1976's 'Wings Over America.'

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Ted Nugent’s State of the Union Appearance Lampooned on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Ted Nugent's heavily publicized appearance at last week's State of the Union address caught the attention of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live.' This past Saturday (Feb. 16), the long-running late-night comedy show ran a sketch that took aim at the Motor City Madman.

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49 Years Ago: The Beatles Land in America

In October 1963, the word "Beatlemania" was coined in Britain to describe the reactions of screaming young girls every time they heard the Beatles' music, either in performance or on the radio. On Feb. 7, 1964, the U.S. got its first proper taste of Beatlemania, as the group arrived in America for the first time.

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Ringo Starr to Appear on New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Special

Few things seemed more incongruous on children's television in 1989 than Ringo Starr's time on PBS' show, 'Shining Time Station' (apart, of course, from when George Carlin took over for Ringo a year later). Starr is about to make the year spent as 'Mr. Conductor' look perfectly normal later this year when he lends his talents to a Cartoon Network special of 'The Powerpuff Girls.'

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Stevie Nicks Promises ‘Different’ Fleetwood Mac on Upcoming Tour

As Fleetwood Mac prepare to hit the road again this spring, singer Stevie Nicks doesn't believe they will suffer from the lack of chemistry that bogged down their 2009 tour. In a new interview, she admitted that the band has been known to phone it in, but they have a renewed sense of purpose towards the audience, and each other.

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