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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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Bruce Springsteen Mocks Chris Christie on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

As if being embroiled in a potentially career-damaging political scandal isn't bad enough, New Jersey governor Chris Christie has something new to bother him. Last night, he was mocked by his hero Bruce Springsteen on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.'

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Bruce Springsteen Considering Concert Downloads

As Bruce Springsteen prepares to tour behind his forthcoming album, ‘High Hopes,’ his management is considering adding a new facet to the Springsteen concert experience. Jon Landau says that they are looking into the possibility of offering downloads of every concert.

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What Are the Best Classic Rock Samples in Hip-Hop?

Outside of a few old-school East Coast joints from our high school days, we admit that most hip-hop goes over our heads here at UCR. But every once in a while we’ll hear something that strikes a note of recognition to our classic rock-loving ears, and it’s the subject of a new list.

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Jason Newsted Finally Explains Exact Reason He Quit Metallica

Nearly 13 years to the day after he quit Metallica, former bassist Jason Newsted has finally opened up about his reasons for the split. In a new interview, he reveals that the final straw came when James Hetfield quashed their management's involvement with Newsted's side project, Echobrain.

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Sting Earns $2,000 a Day Because Puff Daddy Didn’t Say ‘Please’ Back in 1997

It’s safe to say that Sting never has to work again if he doesn’t want to. On top of all his income from touring and his incredibly popular back catalog, a new article reveals that he earns $730,000 a year — $2,000 a day — in royalties from only one song, ‘Every Breath You Take.’

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Police Officer Loses Job Because of Guns N’ Roses Guitarist’s Wedding Proposal

One of the most romantic cases of rock star excess we’ve heard in a long time has, unfortunately, resulted in somebody losing their job. A Las Vegas police captain has left his job after breaking the rules to help Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba propose to his then-girlfriend.

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