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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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42 Years Ago – Duane Allman Dies

In two short years, guitarist Duane Allman racked up an impressive catalog of songs, both with the Allman Brothers Band and as a studio musician. When he died on Oct. 29, 1971, he left behind an extensive collection of work that includes records with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Aretha Franklin, Laura Nyro and Wilson Pickett.

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Ace Frehley, Peter Criss Play Together for First Time in 13 Years

Ace Frehley and Peter Criss played together onstage together for the first time in 13 years last night. The former Kiss bandmates were at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City to celebrate the 30th anniversary for radio and TV host Eddie Trunk's radio show.

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Pearl Jam Make 8-Year-Old Fan’s First Concert Totally Awesome

Remember your first concert? You were probably somewhere in the nosebleed seats, trying to pick out the supertiny bassist from the supertiny rhythm guitarist onstage while hollowed-out versions of the band's most popular songs echoed throughout the arena's crappy audio system. An 8-year-old Pearl Jam fan's first concert was nothing like that.

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Miley Cyrus Joins Journey in Epic ‘Don’t Stop the Wrecking Ball’ Video Mash-Up

Typically, we're not the biggest fans of mash-ups here at Ultimate Classic Rock. After all, anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of an audio-editing tool can fuse together songs by Queen and Fergie and ruin both of them in the process. But the latest one making the rounds isn't that bad.

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Kirk Hammett Says Social Media and Streaming Have Destroyed Music

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, echoing his band's notorious battle against Napster a dozen years ago, has lashed out at a series of things he says have ruined music over the past few years. Among them: iTunes, streaming and social media.

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