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Michael Gallucci is the senior editor at 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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Exclusive Premiere: Jonny Lang Talks About Experience Hendrix Tour

Starting in March, the next round of the Experience Hendrix tour will hit the road for a three-week U.S. tour. The eighth edition of the all-star tribute to Jimi Hendrix will once again feature a wide range of guitarists honoring the legend.

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The Who, ‘Tommy: Super Deluxe Edition’ – Album Review

As everyone was trying to one-up each other in the later part of the '60s -- hoping to keep up with 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and what it spawned -- Pete Townshend looked forward by looking back. While his contemporaries had psychedelic visions spiraling within their heads, the main songwriter and guitarist for the Who had something else in mind for his band.

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Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images
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Van Halen Logo Inspires World Peace on ‘South Park’

Van Halen's much-anticipated 2012 tour with original singer David Lee Roth didn't exactly go off as planned, with a ton of dates eventually being scrapped. But that didn't stop them from making an animated appearance on last night's episode of 'South Park.'

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Lou Reed Tribute Shirt Intentionally Features Wrong Rock Star

A T-shirt for sale online that pays tribute to the recently departed Lou Reed is grabbing a whole lotta attention for the wrong reasons. It's not the legendary Velvet Underground frontman's photo that's sandwiched between the words "Lou Reed" and "1942-2013."

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35 Years Ago: The Police Release Their Debut Album

When the Police's debut album came out on Nov. 2, 1978, it sounded like little else on the music landscape at the time. The band was lumped in with punk and burgeoning New Wave groups at the time, but it played a mix of reggae and rock-inspired pop with all the time-shifting complexities found in prog and jazz.

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images
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Lars Ulrich on Lou Reed: ‘Metallica Gave Him Strength’

In the days following Lou Reed's death, seemingly everyone who's ever heard a Velvet Underground record paid tribute to the rock legend. But the band whose name shared the cover of Reed's final recording was noticeably absent. 

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
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The Who Reveal Plans for 2015 Farewell Tour

Last week, Pete Townshend said that the Who would embark on one final tour in 2015. And apparently he means it this time. Sort of. Roger Daltrey recently clarified those plans, but confirmed that the group would indeed be performing its last batch of big shows in the near future.

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