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Matthew Wilkening is the Editor in Chief of UltimateClassicRock.com. He's previously written for the Cleveland Scene, AOL Radio Blog and Asylum.com. He is determined to raise his child in a world without competitive singing television shows.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Responds to Super Bowl Miming Controversy

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has issued an open letter admitting that the band wasn't playing their instruments live during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, and explaining why they chose to accept the gig despite their views against pre-taped performances.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Burn About 10,000 Calories During Super Bowl Halftime Show

No, they didn't play a 45-minute version of Led Zeppelin's 'Dazed and Confused.' In fact, the Red Hot Chili Peppers did exactly what you probably expected them to do as the special guests of the Super Bowl halftime show -- play 'Give it Away' while bouncing around like teenage lunatics. 

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40 Years Ago: AC/DC and Journey Both Play Their First Concerts on the Same Night

It's impossible to predict the future, but it seems safe to say that no matter what happens this New Year's Eve in the world of classic rock, it won't measure up to Dec. 31, 1973, when future rock titans Journey and AC/DC both played their very first concerts on the same night.

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Gene Simmons Wages One-Man War on Twitter’s CAPS LOCK Rule

Nobody tells the God of Thunder how to type. Gene Simmons is confusing, angering and amusing his Twitter followers by brazenly defying social media convention and writing exclusively in capital letters. And to answer your first question, Yes, it is a slow news day.

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