Today we bid farewell to Dick Clark, Rush drops their new single, Soundgarden offers a freebie and Eddie Van Halen’s pants are on fire.

Plus, Dire Straits and Paul McCartney get comfortable in our Top 100 Classic Rock Songs countdown, Robert Plant will (quietly) show off his new band, and Robbie Robertson comments on Levon Helm’s sad cancer fight.

Today’s Stories from Ultimate Classic Rock:

Robbie Robertson Releases Statement on Levon Helm’s Cancer Battle

Dick Clark Dead at 82 of Heart Attack

No. 38: Paul McCartney, ‘Live and Let Die’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

Rush Unleash New Single ‘Headlong Flight’

Soundgarden Offer Up Free Download of New Track ‘Live to Rise’

Robert Plant to Debut New Band at Intimate Show

Rush 2012 Tour Dates Leaked?

Ted Nugent Doesn’t Back Down as the Secret Service Investigates Anti-Obama Comments

Camel Gets All-Access Pass to the Eagles – Pic of the Week

Eddie Van Halen Reveals His Biggest Lie

No. 39: Dire Straits, ‘Sultans Of Swing’– Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

Ted Nugent To Meet With Secret Service On Thursday

Dick Clark Dies: Kiss, Heart + Others React on Twitter

Paul McCartney Announces Tracklisting For ‘Ram’ Reissues

No. 37: Elton John, ‘Rocket Man’ – Top 100 Classic Rock Songs

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