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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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Jimi Hendrix Asked Paul McCartney to Play Bass on Record With Miles Davis

One of the great "what-ifs" in rock history just got even greater. A newly uncovered telegram shows that Jimi Hendrix had asked Paul McCartney to play bass in a proposed recording session with legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis and drummer Tony Williams.

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Rolling Stones Begin 2013 Leg of ’50 And Counting’ Tour in Los Angeles

The Rolling Stones kicked off the second leg of their '50 and Counting' tour last night with a 23-song, two-and-a-half hour show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The setlist and more video can be found below.

The concert began in style, with the UCLA Marching Band filling the tongue-shaped runway and pe

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Black Sabbath Announce 2013 Summer Tour of North America

We didn't think four dates would be enough, and today (April 25), Black Sabbath confirmed what we had been thinking all along. The band has announced a five-week tour of North America in support of its upcoming album, '13.' The full list of shows can be found below.

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Billy Joel Built a Motorcycle for Bruce Springsteen

Born a few months apart in the New York area, lifelong labelmates and members of the (other) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen have a lot in common. In addition, both are also well-known motorcycle fans, and Joel has built a bike for his old friend.

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Sammy Hagar Would Love to Hang Out With Eddie Van Halen Again

The relationship between Sammy Hagar and Van Halen has been strained, to say the least, for quite a number of years now. However, in a new interview, the singer and alcohol magnate says that he'd love to try to patch things up with Eddie Van Halen.

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Rolling Stones Add Four More Shows to 2013 Tour

It didn't seem right that the Rolling Stones were only going to play nine shows in North America on their 2013 '50 and Counting' tour. However, shortly after the exclusive pre-sale for certain credit card holder began on Friday (April 5), the band announced that, due to popular demand, they were playing another three dates.

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Rolling Stones 2013 Tour Announcement Coming Soon

Tom Petty once sang, "The waiting is the hardest part." Presumably, Petty was referring to nearly a year's worth of teasing by the Rolling Stones on whether or not they would launch another full-scale tour. However, it would appear that we will only have to wait a few more days to learn all the information.

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