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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 Reveals Cover Art and Track Listing for ‘Time’

On May 7, Rod Stewart will release 'Time,' his first album of self-penned material in 20 years. Today (March 19) EMI unveiled the cover art and the track listing for the new record, which can be pre-ordered at iTunes and Amazon. The iTunes version contains three bonus tracks. In addition, the first single, 'She Makes Me Happy,' was sent to radio today and can now be purchased digitally.

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Doctor Describes Kidney Stones Like Vince Neil’s as ‘Worse than Childbirth’

Following his successful surgery for the removal of the kidney stones that caused him to leave the stage on Sunday night (March 10) in Sydney, Australia, Vince Neil is expected to rejoin Motley Crue tonight in Brisbane as scheduled. But, considering Nikki Sixx said that Neil never cancels a show, it got us wondering about how painful kidney stones must be.

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Pete Townshend Speaks of the ‘Hatred’ in the Who’s Early Days

So much of the Who's creative tension was the result of the fact that its members didn't particularly like each other. None of that is really any secret, but in a new interview, guitarist Pete Townshend discussed how they managed to work together despite all the animosity.

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Win a $2,400 Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Model Fender Stratocaster

To celebrate the release of the 30th anniversary edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut, 'Texas Flood,' we're teaming up with Sony Legacy, Fender and GuySpeed to give one lucky reader a Stevie Ray Vaughan signature model Stratocaster valued at $2,399.99. 10 runners-up will also win the Legacy Edition two-CD set of 'Texas Flood.'

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Paul McCartney Announces Record Store Day Exclusive

Another classic rocker has thrown his proverbial hat into the vinyl ring known as Record Store Day. On April 20, Paul McCartney will release a limited edition 12-inch EP of the live version of 'Maybe I'm Amazed' that was originally released on 1976's 'Wings Over America.'

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Velvet Underground, Rush + More Featured on ‘Lords of Salem’ Soundtrack

The Velvet Underground and Rush -- as disparate classic rock bands as you can find - will nonetheless soon find themselves on the same album. Both groups will be featured on the soundtrack to 'The Lords of Salem,' a new film by Rob Zombie.

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