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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.

Metallica Pull the Plug on Orion Music + More Festival

Nearly two months after saying they were taking a year off from their Orion Music + More Festival, Metallica appear to have decided to make it permanent. In a new interview, James Hetfield says that the band has called time on the whole shebang, referring to it as a "financial disaster."

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Bruce Springsteen Lowers Price of Concert Downloads, Premieres New Video

A week after announcing that he would begin offering fans the opportunity to download concerts from his upcoming 'High Hopes' tour, Bruce Springsteen has made a significant addition to the plan. The new model both reduces the price and does away with its most confusing aspect, the USB wristband.

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Sting Won’t ‘Impersonate’ Art Garfunkel on Tour With Paul Simon

Sting and Paul Simon will begin their co-headlining tour next month, and even though the logistics have been worked out, there's still a major question to be resolved. The stars haven't figured out yet which songs they'll perform together.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Will Perform Together at Beatles Tribute

It's official. After much speculation, the two surviving members of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, will play on an upcoming TV special commemorating the 50th anniversary of their arrival in America.

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Chris Christie Avoids Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Late Night’ Spoof

Bruce Springsteen's new album 'High Hopes' has received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike. However, fans all over the world have raved about his appearance last week on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,' where he sang a parody of 'Born to Run' about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's traffic scandal.

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Metallica Reveal ‘Insane’ Grammy Plans

Earlier this month, Metallica announced that they would be performing with Chinese classical pianist Lang Lang at this year's Grammy telecast on Jan. 26. They just announced which song they'll be playing together.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, guitarist Kirk Hammett said they have c

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