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Dave Lifton

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.
Paul McCartney
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Paul McCartney: ‘We’re A Real Band’

The stretch of fine albums Paul McCartney has released in the last decade or so, which includes last year's 'New,' can possibly be attribute to having worked with the same musicians. In a new interview, he speaks highly of the four men who have comprised his touring band since 2002.

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Mick Mars
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Mick Mars Reveals That He Nearly Left Motley Crue

Since forming in 1981, Motley Crue's lineup has remained relatively stable. While both Vince Neil and Tommy Lee tried their hands at solo careers, they were eventually brought back into the fold. Recently, Mick Mars revealed that he came dangerously close to quitting during the recording of 1997's 'Generation Swine,'

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The Doors’ Jim Morrison Gets the Setlist Wrong – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

 

One of the reasons why 'This is Spinal Tap' continues to resonate is because it's not only heavy metal groups on the downside of their career that experience real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories, but also bands that are trying to make a name for themselves on the road to classic rock immortality. Years before the brain trust behind the movie even came up with the concept, the Doors had a moment that could found its way into the script. 

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Kirk Hammett
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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett ‘Does. Not. F—ing. Care’ About Social Media

In the modern day, many musicians and other celebrities have embraced social media as a way to connect with their fan base. But not Kirk Hammett. In a new interview, the Metallica guitarist discussed, in no uncertain terms, why he avoids all of the myriad Internet-based platforms open to him.

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Journey’s ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’ Video Gets Hilarious Shot-For-Shot Remake

It's already entered the annals of MTV history as one of the textbook examples of early-80s unintentional comedy, so what new way can people pay tribute to the video for Journey's hit 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)?' That question has been answered with a shot-for-shot remake, which can be viewed above.

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"Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil" World Premiere At Mandalay Bay
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DJ Ashba Discusses Controversial Police Helicopter Ride

Last month, a Las Vegas police captain lost his job after it was revealed that he had arranged for a romantic helicopter ride to help Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba propose to his girlfriend. For the first time since the incident, Ashba spoke to the media about the controversy.

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