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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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Rod Stewart and Ron Wood Ran from the Plaster Casters

Regardless of what one thinks of his sense of humor, it's undeniable that Howard Stern has an uncanny knack for getting his guests to open up about some of their most private details. On Monday, May 13, Rod Stewart talked about how close he and Ron Wood came to having casts made of their genitalia by the infamous Plaster Casters.

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Lou Gramm Considering Retirement

Rumors have recently surfaced about the possibility of a Foreigner reunion between Mick Jones and Lou Gramm. However, they were quickly quashed by Gramm. In fact, a new interview with Gramm suggests that the singer is considering retiring, a concept that crosses his mind from time to time.

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Paul McCartney Debuts Five Beatles Songs in Concert

If there's any rocker who can rest on his laurels onstage, it's Paul McCartney. After all, with such a huge catalog, he can simply fill up a setlist with dozens of his hits, play them night after night without changing, and nobody complains that they didn't get to hear their favorites.

Except he doesn't. Consequence of Sound noted that, at the op

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Rod Stewart Discusses His Return to Songwriting

After spending the better part of the past two decades recording other people's songs, Rod Stewart is ready for the May 7 release of 'Time,' his first album of mostly self-penned material since 1988's 'Out of Order.' In a new interview, Stewart opened up about his decision to start writing songs again.

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Van Halen Perform First Show of 2013 in Sydney

It's not just Black Sabbath who are opening up their touring season along the Tasman Sea. At the same time earlier today (April 20) that the metal giants were playing in Auckland, New Zealand, Van Halen began their concert schedule of 2013 at the Stone Music Festival, which is being held at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

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Mick Jagger Admits Rolling Stones Fans Don’t Want To Hear The New Songs

We've all been to concerts by classic artists where the frontman acts excited about playing a song from the new album, even as we make our way to the bathroom and concession stands. However, Mick Jagger has admitted that there's virtually no point in trying to work the two new Rolling Stones songs into the set, because the fans don't want to hear them.

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