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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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Billy Joel Built a Motorcycle for Bruce Springsteen

Born a few months apart in the New York area, lifelong labelmates and members of the (other) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen have a lot in common. In addition, both are also well-known motorcycle fans, and Joel has built a bike for his old friend.

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Richie Sambora Reportedly Kicked Off Bon Jovi Tour for Drinking

We're starting to learn more details -- or at least, hear some depressing theories -- about the "personal issues" that led to Richie Sambora's departure from the current Bon Jovi tour. According to one source, the decision was the result of Sambora's continuing issues with alcohol.

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Duff McKagan, Lars Ulrich + More Appear in Alice In Chains Promotional Video

One of the knocks on the grunge scene of the 1990s was that its musicians took themselves way too seriously. However, Seattle's Alice in Chains, one of the defining bands of the genre, are looking to refute that charge thanks to a new video promoting their upcoming release, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' which features a handful of classic rockers appearing as themselves.

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Metallica’s Manager Thinks Justin Bieber Deserves A Spanking

In his years as a rock n' roll manager, Peter Mensch has certainly seen more than his share of childish behavior. Now, Mensch, who manages such big names as Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers, wants to bring his expertise to help put formerly squeaky-clean pop star Justin Bieber in his proper place.

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Divine Fits’ Britt Daniel: Axl Rose is ‘The Worst’

Although Britt Daniel is the front man for two acclaimed indie bands, Spoon and his side project the Divine Fits, he's demonstrated a love of classic rock. Last week, he covered Tom Petty's 'You Got Lucky' and he also took a shot at Bruce Springsteen's 'Hungry Heart' back in February. But in a new interview, he had some harsh words for Axl Rose.

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