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Michael Gallucci is the senior editor of 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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Mike Campbell Talks About Playing Forgotten Songs on Tom Petty Tour

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell admitted to Rolling Stone that he'd forgotten about some of the songs suggested for the group's current tour. Instead of just hauling out the usual hits, Petty and the Heartbreakers are digging deep into their 35-year-old catalog to fill out the set lists. And some of the cuts are so obscure, the guy who co-wrote some of them and played recorded of them can't even remember them.

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50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ Album Released

 

Bob Dylan was already the darling of the modern folk movement when he released his second album on May 27, 1963. 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan' is the LP that delivered on Dylan's early promise and provided his springboard to legendary status.

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10 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin’s ‘How the West Was Won’ Album Released

Forget ‘The Song Remains the Same.’ Led Zeppelin’s 1976 live album/soundtrack is bloated, boring and filled with zero musical tension. The best Led Zeppelin live album available (at least legally) is ‘How the West Was Won,’ the three-record set culled from two concerts the world’s biggest rock band performed in California in June of 1972. It was released ten years ago on May 27, 2003.

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Billy Joel Clears Up DUI, Bankruptcy Rumors

Billy Joel opens up about a lot of things in a new interview with The New York Times Magazine, including dating, not writing any new pop songs and Elton John's "mom hair." But he also addresses two subjects the tabloids have mostly focused on since Joel stopped making pop records two decades ago: his drinking and the state of his finances.

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Sting’s Daughter Earns Rave Reviews in New Movie

Mickey Sumner, Sting's daughter, has been racking up some great reviews for her role in the new indie movie 'Frances Ha.' The 29-year-old Sumner -- whose mom is Sting's longtime wife, movie producer and actress Trudie Styler -- gets second billing in the film behind star Greta Gerwig, indie movies' latest It Girl.

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Ann Wilson and Joe Walsh Top Guest List on New Album by Microsoft Co-Founder

Ann Wilson and Joe Walsh are among the classic rock stars who've been tapped to play on the debut album by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and his group the Underthinkers. The album, 'Everywhere at Once,' will be released on Aug. 6.

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Jon Bon Jovi Says Justin Bieber Is an A–hole

Jon Bon Jovi called Justin Bieber an a--hole for showing up late to his shows. The Bon Jovi frontman told London's Evening Standard that the 19-year-old pop star is in danger of losing his fans with that attitude. “Every generation has guys that do that," Bon Jovi said. "None of that is new."

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