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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.
John Mellencamp
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John Mellencamp Opens Up About His Black Eye

If you've seen any of John Mellencamp's recent round of talk-show interviews for his new musical collaboration with writer Stephen King, 'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,' you probably noticed the rocker was sporting a black eye. In fact, it was kinda hard to miss.

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Joan Jett
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Joan Jett Sues Hot Topic Over Lingerie Line

Joan Jett is suing Hot Topic, the mall staple and retail chain that caters to kids with its rock music-inspired fashion, for copyright infringement. Apparently the store's new Blackheart lingerie line bears more than a passing resemblance to the name of Jett's old band, as well as her style.

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Bob Dylan
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Memoir by Bob Dylan’s Road Manager Planned

A memoir by Bob Dylan's longtime road manager, who died in 2001, is being completed by his son. The book will detail Victor Maymudes's decades-long relationship with the singer-songwriter, whom he first met in 1961 when Dylan was still a struggling folksinger.

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Billy Joel
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Billy Joel Surprises High School With Two Songs

Billy Joel surprised a New York City high school by singing two songs and fielding some questions from the class. According to the Associated Press, the singer-songwriter made an appearance at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens on Thursday (May 30). Singer Tony Bennett, who opened the school a dozen years ago, was also there.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd
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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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