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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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Roger Waters Speaks Out Against the ‘Idiocy of Our Foreign Policies’

It's no secret that Roger Waters is no fan of war. His father's death in World War II, coming when Waters was but five months old, were integral to Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' and 'The Final Cut.' In a new interview, he rails against 60 years of what he considers to be unnecessary wars.

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Peter Frampton Credits David Bowie For Saving His Career

David Bowie's 1987 album 'Never Let Me Down' is considered to be among his worst, but for Peter Frampton, its importance can not be overstated. In a new interview, he credits his time with Bowie, both on the album and its accompanying tour, for helping revive his career.

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2013 MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen Lineup Announced

Back in June we reported that Bruce Springsteen had been named as MusiCares' Person of the Year for 2013. Today, the organization announced, via press release, the list of stars who will perform at this year's tribute benefit, which will be take place on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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‘Not Fade Away’ Soundtrack Features Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan + More

Coming to select theaters on Dec. 21 is 'Not Fade Away,' a story about New Jersey teenagers who, inspired by seeing the Rolling Stones on television in 1964, form a band. The film, which was written and directed by 'Sopranos' creator David Chase, features a soundtrack comprised of many rock and rhythm-and-blues classics, and was put together by Steven Van Zandt. The soundtrack will be available on Dec. 18.

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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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