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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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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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Queen’s Brian May Says Freddie Mercury Biopic Is ‘On Course’

Few rockers have lived a life as deserving of a biopic as Queen's Freddie Mercury. Apparently, people in Hollywood agree, because yesterday (Oct. 10) guitarist Brian May spilled the news that such a film is in the works.

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25 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Tunnel of Love’ Album Released

After the unprecedented success of 'Born in the U.S.A.,' nobody would have blamed Bruce Springsteen if he had chosen to deliver another album of stadium-friendly blue-collar anthems. Instead, Springsteen scaled everything back as he looked inward for the haunting and powerful 'Tunnel of Love,' which was released on this day (Oct. 9) in 1987.

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Crosby, Stills + Nash Play Concert to Help Defeat Proposition 32

The headline "Crosby, Stills + Nash Perform Benefit Concert" is hardly newsworthy. Throughout their legendary career they've devoted countless hours to playing on behalf of causes that are important to them. Wednesday night (Oct. 3), they performed to raise funds and awareness in the hopes of defeating an initiative on the California ballot this year.

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