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Michael Gallucci is the senior editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor of chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
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40 Years Ago: David Bowie Makes His Last Appearance As Ziggy Stardust

Ziggy played guitar for the final time 40 years ago today. On July 3, 1973, David Bowie retired his most famous -- and career-defining -- alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, after a triumphant sold-out concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon Theatre.

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Lou Reed Shocked and Disturbed Over NSA Spying

Lou Reed made his first public appearance since his life-saving liver transplant last month, and the legendary artist was as cranky as ever. Appearing at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Reed said he was shocked and disturbed by recent revelations regarding the NSA and spying, according to The Guardian.

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50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ Album Released

 

Bob Dylan was already the darling of the modern folk movement when he released his second album on May 27, 1963. 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' is the LP that delivered on Dylan's early promise and provided his springboard to legendary status.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Play New ‘Pawn Stars’ Theme

Lynyrd Skynyrd played their new theme song for the TV show 'Pawn Stars' at an event held for the program in Las Vegas last month. The song, 'Winning Isn't Everything,' has been available on iTunes since April 30. You can see a video of the live performance above.

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Billy Joel Clears Up DUI, Bankruptcy Rumors

Billy Joel opens up about a lot of things in a new interview with The New York Times Magazine, including dating, not writing any new pop songs and Elton John's "mom hair." But he also addresses two subjects the tabloids have mostly focused on since Joel stopped making pop records two decades ago: his drinking and the state of his finances.

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Jon Bon Jovi Says Justin Bieber Is an A–hole

Jon Bon Jovi called Justin Bieber an a--hole for showing up late to his shows. The Bon Jovi frontman told London's Evening Standard that the 19-year-old pop star is in danger of losing his fans with that attitude. “Every generation has guys that do that," Bon Jovi said. "None of that is new."

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