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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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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Record (Most of) the ‘Please Please Me’ Album in 13 Hours

The notion of artists taking their time in the studio has become so ingrained in the recording process that it's hard to believe that musicians used to bang out killer albums in a hurry. There is perhaps no more famous example of that than the Beatles debut album, 'Please Please Me,' the bulk of which was recorded in less than 13 hours on Feb. 11, 1963.

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Guns N’ Roses to Headline 2013 Governor’s Ball Festival

For the first two years of its existence, the Governor's Ball Festival has been a haven for indie rock, hip-hop and electronic music lovers. This year's incarnation, however, will get a dose of old-fashioned rock n' roll, with Guns N' Roses named as one of the headliners.

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49 Years Ago: The Beatles Land in America

In October 1963, the word "Beatlemania" was coined in Britain to describe the reactions of screaming young girls every time they heard the Beatles' music, either in performance or on the radio. On Feb. 7, 1964, the U.S. got its first proper taste of Beatlemania, as the group arrived in America for the first time.

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The Who, Elvis Costello to Perform Benefit Concert

The Who will close out their U.S. tour on Feb. 28 with a special intimate concert at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Dubbed "Who Cares," the show will benefit their Teen Cancer America charity and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Elvis Costello and the Imposters will serve as the opening act for the evening.

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Rockers Roast Dee Snider for Charity

In nearly 30 years of cross-dressing in the public eye, Dee Snider has had to learn how to laugh at himself. That ability came in handy on Thursday (Jan. 24) night, as the Twisted Sister frontman was the guest of honor at a roast at the Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif.

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