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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.
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Steve Perry on Journey Reunion: ‘We’re Trying’

After years of sending messages back and forth to each other in the press, it appears that Steve Perry and Neal Schon are seriously considering the idea of Perry returning to Journey. In a new interview, the singer reveals that the two are in discussions.

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55 Years Ago: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper Killed in Plane Crash

Rock 'n’ roll was still in its infancy when it suffered its first tragedy. On Feb. 3, 1959, three of the biggest stars of the day — Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, known as the Big Bopper — were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

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U2 Releases New, Free Song During Super Bowl

Normally we don't pay too much attention to the commercials during the Super Bowl -- the game's the important thing! But the news that U2 will debut a new song for charity during the game peaked our interest. On the eve of the kickoff, Bono talked a little bit more about 'Invisible.'

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Metallica Pull the Plug on Orion Music + More Festival

Nearly two months after saying they were taking a year off from their Orion Music + More Festival, Metallica appear to have decided to make it permanent. In a new interview, James Hetfield says that the band has called time on the whole shebang, referring to it as a "financial disaster."

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Elton John to Release Deluxe Edition of ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

Elton John will be the latest rock legend to take the Deluxe Edition plunge that's all the rage these days. His landmark 1973 double LP 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' is going to be reissued in a variety of formats with some bonus material.

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Bob Geldof
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35 Years Ago: A School Shooting Inspires Boomtown Rats’ ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’

While Bob Geldof's philanthropic efforts remain his greatest contribution to humanity, it should also be remembered that he was also the frontman for the Boomtown Rats, who had a string of hits in their native Ireland and throughout the U.K. from the mid '70s to the early '80s. Their biggest, 'I Don't Like Mondays,' was inspired by a school shooting that took place on Jan. 29, 1979.

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30 Years Ago: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Milk And Honey’ Released

When John Lennon was killed on Dec. 8, 1980, he was in the midst of recording the follow-up to the recently released 'Double Fantasy.' Those songs, combined with some outtakes from the 'Double Fantasy' sessions, were compiled by his widow, Yoko Ono on their album 'Milk and Honey,' which came out on Jan. 27, 1984.

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Experience Hendrix Adds More Dates, Guitarists

For the eighth year, the music of Jimi Hendrix will be celebrated with the all-star Experience Hendrix tour. The organizers just announced a few more concerts, as well as some of the special guests that will be joining them in certain cities.

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