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Dave Lifton

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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45 Years Ago: Ringo Starr Temporarily Quits the Beatles

Although they wouldn't officially disband until April 1970, the first signs that the four-headed beast known as the Beatles was starting to come apart at the seams took place on Aug. 22, 1968. A little more than six years to the day that he performed his first show with the group, drummer Ringo Starr walked out during the recording sessions for 'The Beatles.'

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Journey’s Arnel Pineda Says His World Has Been ‘Turned Upside Down’

On Aug. 20, Journey will release the DVD of the documentary 'Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey,' which chronicles the rise of Arnel Pineda from an unknown singer in the Philippines to fronting one of classic rock's most durable bands. In a new interview, the band members looked back at Pineda's debut with the superstars.

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Wacken Open Air Festival Issues Statement on Lemmy’s Health

Last night (Aug. 2), Motorhead were forced to abandon their performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany because of Lemmy's health. While we have no official word from the band on Lemmy's condition, organizers of the festival have issued a statement on the situation.

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Disturbed Singer David Draiman Blasts Roger Waters

The controversial decision by Roger Waters to place a Star of David on an inflatable pig during a recent performance of 'The Wall' has gotten him in hot water with leading Jewish rights organizations. Now, David Draiman of the metal band Disturbed has taken offense to Waters' actions and penned a stinging response.

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Roger Waters in Trouble for Putting Star of David on Inflatable Pig

Over the past year, Roger Waters has stepped up his protests over the Israeli government's treatment of the Palestinian people, calling for a cultural boycott of Israel and speaking before the United Nations on the subject. But now he is in hot water with a leading Jewish organization for using a Star of David in a controversial manner at a recent concert.

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Alice Cooper Almost Done With New Covers Album

The "Hollywood vampires" of the early-to-mid-'70s are providing the inspiration for an upcoming release by a man who's spent a career exploring the dark and ghoulish. In a new interview, Alice Cooper gives a few details about the covers album he's currently recording.

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