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Matthew Wilkening is the Editor in Chief of UltimateClassicRock.com. He's previously written for the Cleveland Scene, AOL Radio Blog and Asylum.com. He is determined to raise his child in a world without competitive singing television shows.
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Nastiest Rock Feuds

What's the recipe for some of history's nastiest rock feuds? Take talented, outspoken and occasionally emotionally sensitive artists, then pit them against each other -- in a competition that can't possibly be measured in any objective way -- for the hearts and wallets of the record- and ticket-buying public. 

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Album of the Year – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards

The 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards kick off with one of the most important categories -- Album of the Year. There was a diverse field of legendary artists in 2013 who reached back to their golden eras or tried on new styles to create some of their most acclaimed efforts in years

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John Fogerty Responds to Death of Creedence Label Owner Saul Zaentz With Stinging Video

Saul Zaentz, the Fantasy Records label owner famous for suing Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty for self-plagiarism, has died at the age of 92. Fogerty's public response to this news makes it clear he has still not forgiven his former nemesis, even in death.

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Paul McCartney, “David Bowie,” “Bob Dylan” Visit ‘Saturday Night Live’

Rock legends Paul McCartney, David Bowie and Bob Dylan all turned up for comedian Jimmy Fallon's opening monologue on 'Saturday Night Live' last night. And one of them even showed up in person!

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Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley Say Yes to Kiss Hall of Fame Reunion

Now that Kiss have finally been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the next big question is, Will the original foursome, who have been apart for about a decade, perform together at the induction ceremony in their former hometown of New York City in April?

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Class
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Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel + More Voted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens have been elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 class. That means Deep Purple, Yes and the Zombies are among the nominees who were not chosen this year.

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