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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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Neil Young, Furthur + Black Crowes Slated for 2013 Interlocken Festival

The inaugural Interlocken Music Festival will take place Sept. 5-8 at Oak Ridge Farm in Arrington, Va. Between the lineup and the credentials of the organizers, it could possibly be one of the main events of the summer for lovers of jam bands.

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Vince Neil Says Film Version of ‘The Dirt’ Will Be the Beginning of the End for Motley Crue

Throughout the last few months, Motley Crue have been talking about their retirement plans as much as they've been rocking. And while Vince Neil has stated that they plan to run through 2015, a new interview with the singer suggests that the release of the film version of their book, 'The Dirt,' will be the catalyst for their victory lap.

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Fleetwood Mac Planning to Release More New Material

When Fleetwood Mac announced that they would release only a handful of new songs to coincide with their current tour, some thought it seemed like the act of a band on its last creative legs, grudgingly going into the studio in order to drum up interest in a series of lucrative concerts. However, in a new interview, Lindsey Buckingham said that there is more to come.

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Paul McCartney Debuts Five Beatles Songs in Concert

If there's any rocker who can rest on his laurels onstage, it's Paul McCartney. After all, with such a huge catalog, he can simply fill up a setlist with dozens of his hits, play them night after night without changing, and nobody complains that they didn't get to hear their favorites.

Except he doesn't. Consequence of Sound noted that, at the op

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Rod Stewart Discusses His Return to Songwriting

After spending the better part of the past two decades recording other people's songs, Rod Stewart is ready for the May 7 release of 'Time,' his first album of mostly self-penned material since 1988's 'Out of Order.' In a new interview, Stewart opened up about his decision to start writing songs again.

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Fences Against Olympic Medalist

No one can ever accuse Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson of not pursuing his passions outside of rock music. In addition to being a pilot and brewer, Dickinson has also shown a love of fencing throughout his life. He recently participated in a warm-up session against Bartosz Piasecki, who won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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