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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.
Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen to Release Four New Songs on Record Store Day

For Record Store Day, many artists will often package previously released songs with some new photos on the sleeve and/or colored vinyl and call it a "new" product. Not Bruce Springsteen, who announced today that he is releasing 'American Beauty,' an EP with four new songs, on April 26.

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Simon and Garfunkel
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Art Garfunkel Believes He Will Tour With Paul Simon Again

After a lengthy and career-threatening bout with vocal cord paresis, Art Garfunkel says that his voice is now "96 percent" of where it was in 2010. In a new interview, he speaks optimistically about the possibility of another Simon & Garfunkel tour, but admits there is one obstacle to hurdle: Paul Simon.

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32 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on (Well Really, Near) the Alamo

Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and, not knowing where the nearest gas station or hotel is, relieving yourself on a nearby statue seems like a good idea in your drunken state. But in the middle of the afternoon, with all sorts of people around, it's a good way to get yourself in trouble, and that's what famously happened to Ozzy Osbourne in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 19, 1982.

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Fishbone
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Band to Pay $1.4 Million to Fan Injured in Stage Dive

This news story falls outside our usual list of artists, but yet another incident has called into question the issue of the safety of stage diving. On Thursday (Feb. 13), the band Fishbone has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in damages to a fan who broke her skull and collarbone at one of their concerts.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ First U.S. Concert – and the Trouble Afterwards

On Feb. 11, 1964, only two days after their first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' the Beatles made their American concert debut in Washington, D. C. Earlier that day, they had arrived from New York by train at Union Station in the middle of a snowstorm.

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Nikki Sixx Discusses Motley Crue’s ‘Final Tour’

When Motley Crue announced their 'Final Tour,' they signed a legally binding "Cessation of Touring Agreement" forbidding their members from using their name in future live endeavors. In a new interview, Nikki Sixx explained that the band decided to take that approach as a matter of pride.

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Kiss
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Kiss Sign Reality TV Deal for Arena Football Team

With the L.A. Kiss set to begin their inaugural Arena Football League season on March 15, the team's owners, Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, have signed a deal with AMC to film a reality show based on the team. The show will debut in the summer of 2014.

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