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Michael Gallucci is the senior editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor of chief at Diffuser.fm, managing editor of Cleveland Scene and writing about music and movies for All Music Guide, American Songwriter, the A.V. Club, Goldmine, M Music & Musicians, Paste, Spin, the Village Voice and other publications and websites.
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Pete Seeger’s Death Prompts Confused Twitter Tributes to a Very Much Alive Bob Seger

Following the death of folk icon Pete Seeger, Twitter blew up yesterday with fans paying respect . . . to Bob Seger. Apparently, some people got the 'We Shall Overcome' songsmith confused with the 'Old Time Rock & Roll' singer, who's still very much alive.

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Allman Brothers to Stop Touring in 2014

Following the announcement three weeks ago that two key members of the Allman Brothers Band -- guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks -- would be leaving the group at the end of the year, frontman Gregg Allman has more bad news for the group's loyal fans: It will stop touring altogether at the end of 2014.

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2014 Grammy Awards Preview

Before you settle in for music's big night, it probably helps a little to know what to expect from this year's Grammy Awards. Like many recent outings (eh, who are we kidding . . . like every single Grammys ever), the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26 isn't loaded with a ton of rock artists -- there isn't a single one among the nominees in the top two categories, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

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Lindsey Buckingham to Join Dave Grohl and Queens of the Stone Age at Grammys

Lindsey Buckingham will join Dave GrohlQueens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails during the Grammys finale on Jan. 26. But nobody's sure what this very loud, and totally awesome, lineup will perform together.

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Song of the Year 2014
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Song of the Year – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards

The Song of the Year award typically is one of the toughest to choose, since the rock genre has always favored full albums over individual songs. And this year is no exception, with rock legends going up against a couple of younger artists in a field dominated by the many of the same acts who are up for Album of the Year.

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Artist of the Year 2014
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Artist of the Year – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards

 

This is the big one: Artist of the Year. The names, of course, are all huge ones -- all giants in the classic-rock field. And each of them had a stellar year, rocking concert halls, releasing terrific records or just generally being awesome. But

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Reissue of the Year
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Best Reissue or Archival Release – 2014 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards

 

The best reissues of 2013 offered fans different perspectives of some of rock's most classic albums. Some were expanded with alternate cuts and outtakes, some were laid out like history lessons with demos and live tracks and some were completely overhauled, stripping down old records to reveal new works beneath the surface. But

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47 Years Ago: The Doors’ Debut Album Released

When the Doors entered a Hollywood recording studio to make their debut album at the end of August 1966, they knew what they wanted. Months of serving as house band at the Whisky a Go Go had sharpened their playing and performing skills to the point where one member of the quartet could abruptly swerve toward a new direction and the others would follow without missing a beat.

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31 Years Ago: Neil Young’s ‘Trans’ Album Released

What was Neil Young smoking in the ‘80s? He jumped from one lazy genre exercise to the next, trying on everything from rockabilly (‘Everybody’s Rockin’’) to old-school country (‘Old Ways’) to big-band swing (‘This Note’s for You’). He started and ended the decade strong, with 1980’s ‘Hawks and Doves’ and 1989’s ‘Freedom,’ respectively. But everything in between (except for 1981’s ‘Re-Ac-Tor’) was puzzling at best.

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