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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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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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Lemmy Says He’s ‘Ready’ for Death

Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister addressed his recent health issues in characteristically badass fashion, claiming he's ready for death when it comes. The 67-year-old rocker also said he has no regrets, and has stopped drinking Jack and Cokes, on doctor's orders.

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Paul McCartney Played Four Songs in Times Square

It's another busy week for Paul McCartney. As the onetime Cute Beatle ramps up to the release of his new album -- um, 'New' -- next week, he's shown up online with a new song, at a high school with some instruments and earlier today in Times Square, where he performed four songs.

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