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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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55 Years Ago: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in Plane Crash

Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy. On Feb. 3, 1959, three of the biggest stars of the day — Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, known as the Big Bopper — were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

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Nikki Sixx Offers Justin Bieber Career Advice

As anybody who has watched cable news in the past week or so knows, Justin Bieber has been having a hard time of late. Busted for DUI and drag racing in Miami, he's also facing possible assault charges and other controversies. But help is on the way from an unlikely source -- one who has seen and done it all -- Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Perform Beatles Songs At Tribute

On Feb. 9, CBS will air 'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles' to commemorate -- to the hour -- the 50th anniversary of their debut appearance on the 'Ed Sullivan Show.' Last night (Jan. 27), the program was taped in Los Angeles, with the two surviving members of the group playing together to mark the occasion.

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Chris Christie Avoids Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Late Night’ Spoof

Bruce Springsteen's new album 'High Hopes' has received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. However, fans all over the world have raved about his appearance last week on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' where he sang a parody of 'Born to Run' about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's traffic scandal.

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Bruce Springsteen Mocks Chris Christie on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

As if being embroiled in a potentially career-damaging political scandal isn't bad enough, New Jersey governor Chris Christie has something new to bother him. Last night, he was mocked by his hero Bruce Springsteen on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.'

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