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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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Newsflash: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Have a Complicated Relationship

Yes, we know that's hardly the most shocking headline you'll read today, but, with 50 years of being inextricably linked together, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards simultaneously love and hate each other. In a new interview, the Glimmer Twins open up about the true and complex nature of their relationship that makes the Rolling Stones so fascinating..

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David Chase Talks about Working with Steven Van Zandt on ‘Not Fade Away’ Movie

A new movie about the impact of the British Invasion on teenagers in suburban New Jersey, 'Not Fade Away,' is set to hit theaters soon. The film is the first feature-length film written and directed by David Chase, the creator of 'The Sopranos.' The trailer, cut to the Rolling Stones' 'Parachute Woman,' is embedded below.

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Guitars Signed by Keith Richards, Def Leppard, Richie Sambora + More Auctioned for Charity

For the 27th consecutive year, WhyHunger is holding its Hungerthon to raise funds to fight poverty. To help reach their goal, the organization has acquired a handful of guitars and other memorabilia by many rock legends, which are being auctioned online.

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2013 Jimi Hendrix Album ‘People, Hell & Angels’ Release Date and Track Listing Announced

We're learning more about 'People, Hell & Angels,' the most recent collection of previously unreleased material from Jimi Hendrix that was announced last week. For starters, we have the names of all 12 tracks (listed below) as well as a release date of March 5, 2013.

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The Rolling Stones Don’t Know What Songs They’ll Play in Concert

Tomorrow (Nov. 25) will see the proper return to the stage of the Rolling Stones, with the first of two gigs at London's 02 Arena. However, even though the eyes of the rock world will be upon them and they've had two warm-up gigs in Paris, they are still not sure of what they will play.

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Andre 3000 on Playing Hendrix: ‘What Would Jimi Want People to Know?’

It's been a few months since we've had an update on 'All Is by My Side,' the Jimi Hendrix biopic that is currently in production. But in a new interview, star Andre Benjamin, better known as Andre 3000 of the hip-hop group Outkast, spoke about the challenge in playing such a legendary figure.

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Eric Clapton, ‘Looking at the Rain’ – Song Review

We're coming up on the Dec. 18 release date of the 35th Anniversary Edition of Eric Clapton's 1977 album, 'Slowhand.' There are five configurations to choose from, depending on how much you love the album; however, all of them feature four previously unreleased songs. One of them, 'Looking at the Rain,' has just been released.

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Peter Criss Says Being in Kiss Was Always a ‘Battle’

According to Peter Criss, life in Kiss was, after the first few years, a power struggle, with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on one side, and him and Ace Frehley on the other. In a new interview, he discusses that dynamic and how it led to his departure from Kiss.

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Bruce Springsteen Assailed by Donald Trump for Campaigning for President Obama

It's the Boss vs. the "You're Fired" guy. In his latest missive against President Barack Obama and all things related to his campaign, Donald Trump has taken aim at Bruce Springsteen for his appearance at two rallies for the president last week.

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Rolling Stones to Broadcast Final 2012 Concert on Pay-Per-View

Earlier today (Oct. 15), the Rolling Stones announced that they will perform four concerts -- two in London and two in Newark, N.J. -- in the coming months. Those who are unable to make those shows can now rest easy. The final show of the '50 and Counting' mini-tour will be shown live on pay-per-view in the United States.

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Tom Petty Tribute Concerts to Take Place in New York and Los Angeles

The music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will be celebrated with live shows in the very near future. Petty Fest, part of the popular Best Fests series that has taken place over the past 10 years, will bring together members of a generation of musicians who grew up listening to Petty's extensive hit-filled catalog.

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