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Dave Lifton

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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Peter Frampton Credits David Bowie For Saving His Career

David Bowie's 1987 album 'Never Let Me Down' is considered to be among his worst, but for Peter Frampton, its importance can not be overstated. In a new interview, he credits his time with Bowie, both on the album and its accompanying tour, for helping revive his career.

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Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters + More Make List of 2012′s Top 25 Tours

With 2012 coming to a close, Billboard has taken the time to compile the numbers from this year's tours, and the two musicians who played the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit show on Wednesday, Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters, placed very high on their list.

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The Who Steal the Show at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit

It's a good thing neither Pete Townshend nor Roger Daltrey died before they got old, or else they would not have been able to rock Madison Square Garden tonight (Dec. 12). The Who put on a master class while rocking for a good cause, raising money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Album Signed by John Lennon for Killer Up For Sale

We realize this piece of news borders on tasteless, but one of the most macabre pieces of rock memorabilia in history is for sale. NME is reporting that the copy of John Lennon's 1980 album 'Double Fantasy' that he signed for Mark David Chapman hours before the ex-Beatle was killed by Chapman, is being auctioned off. And it is of a sad coincidence that this news arrived on the anniversary of that tragic event.

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‘The Beatles Live! Project’ Documentary Will Include Fan Footage

In the more than 40 years since their breakup, the Beatles have always used their hand-picked team of insiders to tell the story of the legendary group. However, for the first time, a new documentary will rely heavily on material submitted by their fans.

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Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Collage Sells for $87K at Auction

It's not just the Beatles' albums that can be incredibly valuable, but also some of the artwork associated with them. The original collage that was reproduced and included in copies of their 1967 classic 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' record has sold for $87,720 on Tuesday (Nov. 13).

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Stephen Stills Frustrated With Neil Young Over Buffalo Springfield Tour Cancellation

The inability of Neil Young to stay committed to a musical idea has been part of his charm throughout his career, but to his infrequent bandmate Stephen Stills it's maddening. In a new interview, Stills opens up about the damage Young did by walking away from the Buffalo Springfield reunion tour that was scheduled to take place in 2012.

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Jimi Hendrix-Inspired Clothes to Arrive at Bloomingdale’s Stores

A new line of clothing inspired by the songs of Jimi Hendrix will soon hit the shelves of New York-based upscale retailer Bloomingdale's. The collection has been fully licensed by Experience Hendrix, LLC, the company founded by Hendrix's father to make sure that his son's image is not exploited.

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Hurricane Sandy Damages Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

We've all been glued to our television sets with great concern as we watch the reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. The massive size of the "superstorm" has caused its effects to be felt beyond the East Coast and as far west as Cleveland, where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has suffered damage as a result.

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