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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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Former Velvet Underground Drummer Moe Tucker Pays Tribute to Lou Reed

When a famous person dies, too often the tributes from colleagues past and present read like canned statements, with little insight into the deceased’s life or character. However, Moe Tucker, former drummer for the Velvet Underground, went into considerable detail about Lou Reed, who passed away on Oct. 27.

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Pearl Jam Cover Van Halen’s ‘’Eruption’ and Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’

Throughout their entire career, Pearl Jam have always paid tribute to the classic rock that inspired them, from covering the Who and Neil Young to lead singer Eddie Vedder joining Bruce Springsteen onstage at Wrigley Field last summer. Last night (Oct. 26) at the XL Center in Hartford, Ct., the group pulled out a couple of less-likely songs from their childhood record collection, Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’ and ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.’

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Robert Plant Discovers New, Unreleased Led Zeppelin Songs

Outside of the long-running debate about Led Zeppelin getting back together to record some new material, the next best thing could possibly happen. Robert Plant revealed that he has discovered some previously unreleased material from the group that could soon see the light of day.

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Steven Tyler Records New Song With Psy

Steven Tyler has often shown a willingness to work with other musicians, from Aerosmith's groundbreaking remake of 'Walk This Way' with Run-D.M.C. to 'Can't Stop Lovin' You,' last year's duet with country star Carrie Underwood. Now, it's been revealed that he has recorded a song with Psy for the Korean pop star's upcoming album.

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