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Country Songwriter Won’t Back Down From Tom Petty

Tom Petty may credit country music with part of the Heartbreakers' signature sound, but he doesn't mean today's country music, which he recently called, among other things, “bad rock with a fiddle." Now Chris Stapleton, a country-music songwriter, has thrown down the gauntlet.  

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AC/DC Introduce Platinum Wine

Two years ago, Australian winery Warburn Estate launched its first AC/DC-inspired libations -- complete with creative names like Back In Black Shiraz, Hells Bells Sauvignon Blanc and You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato. They were such a success that Warburn and the band are now following up with another one: AC/DC Platinum.

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See Dee Snider in ‘Holliston’ Video for ‘Love It Down Your Throat’

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has a side gig playing Lance Rockett -- lead singer of the Van Halen tribute band Dyver Down -- on the FEARnet sitcom 'Holliston.' And to mark the occasion of the show's second season finale on Tuesday night (Aug. 6), the full video for Dyver Down's first original song was released online.

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Grateful Dead’s 1972 Benefit Concert Set for Release

On Aug. 1, the late Jerry Garcia’s birthday, Dead Heads got a treat: a special one-time theatrical showing of a 1972 benefit concert the Grateful Dead performed in Veneta, Ore., for the Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. But if you missed it, you're in luck. The Dead are releasing the whole thing on CD, DVD, LP and via digital download.

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Is Kanye West Trying to Buy Elvis Presley’s Graceland?

In today's hunka hunka burnin' rumors, rapper Kanye West may or may not be in talks to buy Graceland, the Memphis home of the late King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. (Even though Presley recorded a generation or so earlier than most of the artists we cover at Ultimate Classic Rock, his influence on many of these artists we cover is undeniable.)

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Ozzy Osbourne: Bill Ward Is ‘Incredibly Overweight’

Last week, Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward disputed Ozzy Osbourne's claims that Ward's physical problems were the main reason he wasn't part of Sabbath's reunion. Instead, Bill said, there was a contractual dispute.

Now Ozzy's firing back, saying not only is Bill unhealthy, he's fat, too.

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