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Michael Gallucci is the senior editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor of chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
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Billy Joel Surprises High School With Two Songs

Billy Joel surprised a New York City high school by singing two songs and fielding some questions from the class. According to the Associated Press, the singer-songwriter made an appearance at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens on Thursday (May 30). Singer Tony Bennett, who opened the school a dozen years ago, was also there.

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Mike Campbell Talks About Playing Forgotten Songs on Tom Petty Tour

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell admitted to Rolling Stone that he'd forgotten about some of the songs suggested for the group's current tour. Instead of just hauling out the usual hits, Petty and the Heartbreakers are digging deep into their 35-year-old catalog to fill out the set lists. And some of the cuts are so obscure, the guy who co-wrote some of them and played recorded of them can't even remember them.

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Aerosmith Live DVD Track Listing Revealed

'Rock for the Rising Sun,' the upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray from Aerosmith, will include many of the band's classic songs. The recently released track listing, which you can see below, reveals a set of 16 Aerosmith favorites. The DVD will also feature plenty of behind-the-scenes footage from the band's tour of Japan in 2011. The disc comes out on July 22.

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50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ Album Released

 

Bob Dylan was already the darling of the modern folk movement when he released his second album on May 27, 1963. 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' is the LP that delivered on Dylan's early promise and provided his springboard to legendary status.

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10 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin’s ‘How the West Was Won’ Album Released

Forget ‘The Song Remains the Same.’ Led Zeppelin’s 1976 live album/soundtrack is bloated, boring and filled with zero musical tension. The best Led Zeppelin live album available (at least legally) is ‘How the West Was Won,’ the three-record set culled from two concerts the world’s biggest rock band performed in California in June of 1972. It was released ten years ago on May 27, 2003.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Play New ‘Pawn Stars’ Theme

Lynyrd Skynyrd played their new theme song for the TV show 'Pawn Stars' at an event held for the program in Las Vegas last month. The song, 'Winning Isn't Everything,' has been available on iTunes since April 30. You can see a video of the live performance above.

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Billy Joel Clears Up DUI, Bankruptcy Rumors

Billy Joel opens up about a lot of things in a new interview with The New York Times Magazine, including dating, not writing any new pop songs and Elton John's "mom hair." But he also addresses two subjects the tabloids have mostly focused on since Joel stopped making pop records two decades ago: his drinking and the state of his finances.

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