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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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David Bowie Rules Out Tour

Well, that joy wore off quickly. After the surprising the world on his birthday (Jan. 8) with a new single, 'Where Are We Now?' and an album, 'The Next Day,' due in early March, fans of David Bowie were hoping that he would return to the stage. However, in a new interview, his longtime producer Tony Visconti has ruled that out.

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Stevie Nicks Promises ‘Different’ Fleetwood Mac on Upcoming Tour

As Fleetwood Mac prepare to hit the road again this spring, singer Stevie Nicks doesn't believe they will suffer from the lack of chemistry that bogged down their 2009 tour. In a new interview, she admitted that the band has been known to phone it in, but they have a renewed sense of purpose towards the audience, and each other.

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Roger Waters Speaks Out Against the ‘Idiocy of Our Foreign Policies’

It's no secret that Roger Waters is no fan of war. His father's death in World War II, coming when Waters was but five months old, were integral to Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' and 'The Final Cut.' In a new interview, he rails against 60 years of what he considers to be unnecessary wars.

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Beatles, Led Zeppelin Featured in New Mash-Up

Mash-ups - the art of taking elements of two or more songs and creating something new out of them - are a hit-or-miss proposition. Too often the soungs don't match up musically in an attempt to create an interesting or ironic juxtaposition.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Ready to Fly’ – Lyric Video Premiere

Ultimate Classic Rock is proud to present the premiere of 'Ready to Fly,' the new lyric video from Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song appears on their most recent album, 'Last of a Dyin' Breed,' which was released last August. Our review singled out the song as an "impressively heart-tugging power ballad."

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100 Copies of Bob Dylan Outtakes Record Released to Circumvent Copyright Laws

A set of 86 Bob Dylan outtakes from 1962 was discovered on shelves in European record stores last year. But while albums of unreleased Dylan are nothing new -- 1969's 'The Great White Wonder' is considered to be the start of the bootleg industry -- this is actually an official release, albeit in a limited edition, rare for an artist of Dylan's stature.

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New Film ‘Imagines’ a Life Inspired by John Lennon

Classic rockers are featuring quite a bit in the plots of movies these days. Last month, 'Not Fade Away,' a film about New Jersey teenagers inspired by the Rolling Stones to form a band, opened in theaters. This spring will see the beginning of production on 'Imagine,' in which a musician receives a letter of encouragement from John Lennon.

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