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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.
Paul McCartney
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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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Black Sabbath
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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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Slash ‘Speechless’ at Video of Seven Year Old Girl Playing ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

We have a new addition to our growing collection of 'Really Talented Little Kids Playing Classic Rock' videos. Earlier this month we saw a six-year-old drumming along to Van Halen's 'Hot for Teacher.' and now we have a seven-year-old girl playing Slash's guitar part on Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine.'

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Van Halen
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Van Halen Perform First Show of 2013 in Sydney

It's not just Black Sabbath who are opening up their touring season along the Tasman Sea. At the same time earlier today (April 20) that the metal giants were playing in Auckland, New Zealand, Van Halen began their concert schedule of 2013 at the Stone Music Festival, which is being held at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

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Boston
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Boston’s Tom Scholz Suing Former Bandmate For Trademark Infringement

Tom Scholz of Boston has filed suit against Barry Goudreau, who played guitar of the band's first two albums. The guitarist-songwriter-inventor claims that Goudreau is using his former band's name in a manner that both violates a legally binding agreement they made.

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Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath Premiere New Song, ‘End of the Beginning’ at 2013 Tour Opener

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Earlier today (April 20) at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, Black Sabbath began their 2013 world tour. The metal legends introduced 'End of the Beginning,' another song off their upcoming album, '13,' to the world. The video can be found above.

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Black Sabbath Add Bonus Songs to ’13′ Deluxe Edition

Black Sabbath are adding bonus songs to the deluxe edition of their upcoming album '13.' The band recently announced the titles of the three additional songs that will accompany the eight previously announced tracks included on the standard edition of the album, which comes out on June 11.

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