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Dave Lifton

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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Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Video Gets Release Date

Back in June it was announced that the tribute concert held in 1992 in memory of Freddie Mercury would soon be released on DVD and Blu-ray in a remastered and expanded package. Now it has been revealed that ‘The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert: The Definitive Edition’ will be available on Sept. 3, two days before what would have been the Queen frontman's 67th birthday.

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51 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Joins the Beatles

Only two days after Pete Best was fired as the drummer of the Beatles, the group performed their first official gig with Ringo Starr. The concert took place at Hulme Hall in Birkenhead - a ferry 'cross the Mersey away from Liverpool - on Aug. 18, 1962.

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45 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen’s Earth Play First Show

Before he was signed as a solo act, Bruce Springsteen gained a reputation as the "Fastest Guitar in Asbury Park" in a series of bands on the Jersey Shore. One of them, Earth, gave its first performance on Aug. 16, 1968, at the Off Broad Street Coffee House in Red Bank, N.J.

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Blondie, Talking Heads + More Featured on ‘CBGB’ Soundtrack

This October will see the premiere of 'CBGB," a movie about the legendary Manhattan club that witnessed the birth of punk. Yesterday (Aug. 2), the contents of the soundtrack were released, and it contains some of that scene's most familiar names.

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Roger Waters in Trouble for Putting Star of David on Inflatable Pig

Over the past year, Roger Waters has stepped up his protests over the Israeli government's treatment of the Palestinian people, calling for a cultural boycott of Israel and speaking before the United Nations on the subject. But now he is in hot water with a leading Jewish organization for using a Star of David in a controversial manner at a recent concert.

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