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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 Recalls Life on the Campaign Trail

Tonight (Feb. 8), Bruce Springsteen will receive the MusiCares' 2013 Person of the Year award for his history of philanthropic and political works. In a new interview, Springsteen discuss his longtime commitment to activism, and how it has influenced his own work.

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Bruce Springsteen Receives MusiCares 2013 Person of the Year

Surrounded by friends, family and fellow musicians, Bruce Springsteen received the MusiCares 2013 Person of the Year award last night (Feb. 8). The evening's festivities, which included a tribute concert, auction and performance by the guest of honor, took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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David Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’ Remade By Beck

Covers of classic rock songs by indie acts are quite the rage these days. Yesterday we wrote about the Flaming Lips taking on the Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love,' and now we have Beck performing David Bowie's 'Sound and Vision' last night (Feb. 5) in Los Angeles.

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The Flaming Lips Cover the Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’

Although they have a deserved reputation as one of indie rock's weirdest bands, the Flaming Lips have a classic rock heart. Literally. Just in time for Valentine's Day, they have released a limited edition 15-song mix, 'Songs of Love,' which closes with a cover of the Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love.'

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Billy Joel Rules Out Touring Again

Despite a killer performance at the recent 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden and an upcoming headlining slot at JazzFest, Billy Joel will not be mounting a tour any time soon. In a new interview, he disclosed that recent health issues have stopped him from a return to the stage.

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Ringo Starr to Appear on New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Special

Few things seemed more incongruous on children's television in 1989 than Ringo Starr's time on PBS' show, 'Shining Time Station' (apart, of course, from when George Carlin took over for Ringo a year later). Starr is about to make the year spent as 'Mr. Conductor' look perfectly normal later this year when he lends his talents to a Cartoon Network special of 'The Powerpuff Girls.'

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Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood + More to Guest on Eric Clapton’s ‘Old Sock’

On Monday (Jan. 28), Eric Clapton announced that he is putting out a new album, 'Old Sock,' on March 12. Apart from the track listing, not too much other information has been available about the project. However, on Wednesday (Jan. 30) Clapton revealed the many guest stars who will appear on the record.

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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Atlantic City’ Covered by Country Superstars Sugarland

Top-selling country duo Sugarland have been recently uploading highlights from their 2012 'In Your Hands' tour to their official YouTube channel. On Friday (Jan. 18) they put up a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 'Atlantic City,' which was originally released on his 1982 acoustic album, 'Nebraska.'

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