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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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Neil Young’s Long-Lost ‘Time Fades Away’ Finally Getting Re-Released

After considerable delay, 'Time Fades Away,' Neil Young's live album from 1973, will finally be re-released. The record has been kept out-of-print for years by Young, who called it "a total joke" and "the worst record I ever made" in 1987.

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Ann Wilson: It’s ‘Silly’ to Compare ’70s-Era Heart With Today

The learning curve of any band, particularly as live performers, is a tricky minefield to navigate of the course of a career. But for Heart, it's resulted in a more versatile band than ever. In an exclusive interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, singer Ann Wilson told us about how the band led by her and her sister Nancy have evolved onstage since their beginnings in the '70s.

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Hear Unreleased Studio Mixes from Led Zeppelin’s ‘Physical Graffiti’

A series of tape boxes belonging to engineer Ron Nevison will be going up for auction in March. As a tease, the auction house has uploaded a brief taste (embedded above) of rough mixes of two songs from Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti,' 'Kashmir' and 'Custard Pie.'

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Bruce Springsteen Performs The Bee Gees’ ‘Stayin’ Alive’ in Australia

Bruce Springsteen closed out the Australian segment of his 'High Hopes' tour in Brisbane yesterday (Feb. 26) with a show that confounded even the most devoted of his setlist followers. Springsteen revisited his past in unprecedented fashion and shocked everyone with a cover of the Bee Gees' 'Stayin' Alive.' Here it is for your viewing enjoyment:

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32 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on (Well Really, Near) the Alamo

Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and, not knowing where the nearest gas station or hotel is, relieving yourself on a nearby statue seems like a good idea in your drunken state. But in the middle of the afternoon, with all sorts of people around, it's a good way to get yourself in trouble, and that's what famously happened to Ozzy Osbourne in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 19, 1982.

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Journey’s ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’ Video Gets Hilarious Shot-For-Shot Remake

It's already entered the annals of MTV history as one of the textbook examples of early-80s unintentional comedy, so what new way can people pay tribute to the video for Journey's hit 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)?' That question has been answered with a shot-for-shot remake, which can be viewed above.

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Nikki Sixx Discusses Motley Crue’s ‘Final Tour’

When Motley Crue announced their 'Final Tour,' they signed a legally binding "Cessation of Touring Agreement" forbidding their members from using their name in future live endeavors. In a new interview, Nikki Sixx explained that the band decided to take that approach as a matter of pride.

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