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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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David Bowie, Rolling Stones Lead Classic Rock Nominees for 2014 Grammys

David Bowie and the Rolling Stones were among the classic rockers who have been nominated for 2014 Grammy Awards. The nominees were announced last night (Dec. 6).

Bowie, the Stones, Black Sabbath and Paul McCartney each have three nominat

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Bob Dylan Charged With Hate Crime In France

Given that songs like 'Blowin' in the Wind,' 'Only a Pawn in Their Game' and 'The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll' perfectly captured the mood of the Civil Rights Movement, you'd think Bob Dylan would be one of the last people to be accused of racism. But the legendary songwriter has officially been accused by French authorities of "public insult and inciting hate."

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The Faces

The Faces Inducted into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame

We're as shocked as you are given the competition but, for the second consecutive month, Rod Stewart has knocked off Led Zeppelin in the finals of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, as the Faces took with 57 percent of the vote. With the win, Stewart joins George Harrison as the only two-time inductee into the Hall of Fame, while Zep gets a third and final chance at induction.

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Duets Between Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson Might Get Released

In 1983, Freddie Mercury recorded some tracks with Michael Jackson that have remained in Queen's vault. Now, drummer Roger Taylor tells us that he and Brian May have completed them, and the songs will see the light of day, pending approval from Jackson's estate.

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David Lee Roth Offers Timetable for New Van Halen Album

It was 14 years between Van Halen's last two albums (or even longer if you don't want to count the Gary Cherone debacle), but it seems like we won't have to wait nearly as long for new music from them again. In a new interview, David Lee Roth says that they could have something ready by the middle of 2015.

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Garth Brooks Covers Eagles, Queen + Many More Classic Rockers on New ‘Roots’ Collection

Country superstar Garth Brooks has never been shy about his rock influences, from smashing his guitars onstage to his hit re-working of Billy Joel's 'Shameless.' His new eight-disc box set, 'Blame It All on My Roots,' which was released on Thanksgiving Day, features four discs of covers, two of which are packed with his favorite rock songs.

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