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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.
Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen Lowers Price of Concert Downloads, Premieres New Video

A week after announcing that he would begin offering fans the opportunity to download concerts from his upcoming 'High Hopes' tour, Bruce Springsteen has made a significant addition to the plan. The new model both reduces the price and does away with its most confusing aspect, the USB wristband.

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Sting Paul Simon
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Sting Won’t ‘Impersonate’ Art Garfunkel on Tour With Paul Simon

Sting and Paul Simon will begin their co-headlining tour next month, and even though the logistics have been worked out, there's still a major question to be resolved. The stars haven't figured out yet which songs they'll perform together.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Will Perform Together at Beatles Tribute

It's official. After much speculation, the two surviving members of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, will play on an upcoming TV special commemorating the 50th anniversary of their arrival in America.

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45 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Yellow Submarine’

The Beatles’ animated film ‘Yellow Submarine’ is widely heralded as a classic for its mixture of whimsy, subversive humor and psychedelic design. However, the same fate was not bestowed upon its soundtrack, which was released on Jan. 13, 1969, in the U.S. and four days later in the U.K.

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Bob Dylan The Times They Are A Changin
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50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’

If Bob Dylan’s second album, ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,’ hadn’t done enough to earn him the tag of the voice of his generation, the follow-up solidified it. Released on Jan. 13, 1964, ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’ was the sound of the legendary singer-songwriter coming into his own.

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Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen Considering Concert Downloads

As Bruce Springsteen prepares to tour behind his forthcoming album, ‘High Hopes,’ his management is considering adding a new facet to the Springsteen concert experience. Jon Landau says that they are looking into the possibility of offering downloads of every concert.

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Sting Earns $2,000 a Day Because Puff Daddy Didn’t Say ‘Please’ Back in 1997

It’s safe to say that Sting never has to work again if he doesn’t want to. On top of all his income from touring and his incredibly popular back catalog, a new article reveals that he earns $730,000 a year — $2,000 a day — in royalties from only one song, ‘Every Breath You Take.’

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