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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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31 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Nebraska’ Album Released

When Bruce Springsteen started recording a batch of new songs to a four-track tape machine in his New Jersey bedroom in January 1982, he wasn’t planning to release an album. The acoustic demos were to be used as guidelines for the E Street Band, who would bring their epic heft to the two dozen or so songs Springsteen had recently written. But something happened along the way to Springsteen’s sixth album: The more he listened to the bare, stark songs on the cassette he carried around, the more he thought this was how they were supposed to sound.

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Sting With AC/DC’s Brian Johnson – Exclusive Song Premiere

When we first heard that AC/DC singer Brian Johnson would be guesting on Sting's new album, we were somewhat dubious. After all, AC/DC's boozy barroom crunch couldn't be further away from Sting's classy jazz-speckled pop.

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Roger Waters Admits He Shouldn’t Have Sued Pink Floyd

Roger Waters has admitted that he shouldn't have sued his former Pink Floyd bandmates after he left the group in 1985. In an interview scheduled to air on Sept. 19 on BBC World News, Waters said, "I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong."

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Jimi Hendrix Documentary, Live Album Coming in November

A new documentary about Jimi Hendrix will be released in November as the final part of a yearlong celebration of the late guitarist's 70th birthday. A CD featuring previously unreleased concert performances will come out on the same day.

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Rolling Stones Glastonbury Show Headlines TV Concert Specials

The Rolling Stones' June 29 appearance at the Glastonbury Festival this summer will headline a weeklong slate of special concert programs on the Palladia cable network. The Glastonbury special will also include performances by other artists, like Elvis Costello.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
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Aerosmith Cancel Shanghai and Taipei Shows

Aerosmith were forced to cancel a pair of scheduled concerts this week in Shanghai and Taipei. The band was to play two music festivals on Wednesday (Aug. 21) and Saturday (Aug. 24) in China and Taiwan, but withdrew after the local concert promoter was unable to meet contractual obligations.

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