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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 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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Guns N’ Roses to Headline 2013 Governor’s Ball Festival

For the first two years of its existence, the Governor's Ball Festival has been a haven for indie rock, hip-hop and electronic music lovers. This year's incarnation, however, will get a dose of old-fashioned rock n' roll, with Guns N' Roses named as one of the headliners.

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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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Wings and Joe Cocker Guitarist Henry McCullough Suffered Brain Damage

Back in November, we learned that Henry McCullough, the guitarist who worked with Joe Cocker and Paul McCartney in Wings, was in critical condition following a serious heart attack. Unfortunately, McCullough's recovery has not gone as well as hoped. This Wednesday (Jan. 30) it was reported that McCullough has suffered brain damage as well.

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Dave Grohl’s ‘Sound City Players’ to Perform New York Show

As proof that you can't keep a good band down, the Sound City Players, a supergroup put together by Dave Grohl to promote his 'Sound City' documentary, will perform at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Feb. 13. This will be their only New York appearance.

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Alice Cooper Guests at Slash Concert

Although there is 17 years difference between the two, Alice Cooper and Slash have plenty in common, including a love of heavy rock, living on the edge and top hats. So it makes sense that the two would jam together, as they did on on Thursday (Jan. 31).

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Don Henley to Release New Solo Album, ‘Cass County,’ in May

The enduring success of the Eagles means that Don Henley doesn't need to work unless he wants to. And when that time comes, it's hard to get him to stop. In a new interview, he discussed his upcoming projects that will keep him busy for the next few years, which includes a new solo album and autobiography.

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The Who, Elvis Costello to Perform Benefit Concert

The Who will close out their U.S. tour on Feb. 28 with a special intimate concert at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Dubbed "Who Cares," the show will benefit their Teen Cancer America charity and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Elvis Costello and the Imposters will serve as the opening act for the evening.

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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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