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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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Art Garfunkel Believes He Will Tour With Paul Simon Again

After a lengthy and career-threatening bout with vocal cord paresis, Art Garfunkel says that his voice is now "96 percent" of where it was in 2010. In a new interview, he speaks optimistically about the possibility of another Simon & Garfunkel tour, but admits there is one obstacle to hurdle: Paul Simon.

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32 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Arrested for Urinating on (Well Really, Near) the Alamo

Let's see: you're a rock star, stumbling around an unfamiliar city while wearing your girlfriend/manager's dress. You feel the call of nature and, not knowing where the nearest gas station or hotel is, relieving yourself on a nearby statue seems like a good idea in your drunken state. But in the middle of the afternoon, with all sorts of people around, it's a good way to get yourself in trouble, and that's what famously happened to Ozzy Osbourne in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 19, 1982.

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Journey’s ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’ Video Gets Hilarious Shot-For-Shot Remake

It's already entered the annals of MTV history as one of the textbook examples of early-80s unintentional comedy, so what new way can people pay tribute to the video for Journey's hit 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)?' That question has been answered with a shot-for-shot remake, which can be viewed above.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Make Second Appearance On ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

After the history-making appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' fans didn't have to wait too long for another glimpse of the Beatles. On Feb. 16, 1964, only one week after their debut, the group performed again on the popular variety show.

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Band to Pay $1.4 Million to Fan Injured in Stage Dive

This news story falls outside our usual list of artists, but yet another incident has called into question the issue of the safety of stage diving. On Thursday (Feb. 13), the band Fishbone has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in damages to a fan who broke her skull and collarbone at one of their concerts.

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