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Michael Gallucci is the senior editor at 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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Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted May Play Metallica Songs on Tour

Former Metallica members Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted are heading out on tour together -- Mustaine with Megadeth and Newsted with his new band Newsted. And the two metal giants say there's a possibility that they may play some tunes from their old group.

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Billy Joel Surprises High School With Two Songs

Billy Joel surprised a New York City high school by singing two songs and fielding some questions from the class. According to the Associated Press, the singer-songwriter made an appearance at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens on Thursday (May 30). Singer Tony Bennett, who opened the school a dozen years ago, was also there.

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Aerosmith Live DVD Track Listing Revealed

'Rock for the Rising Sun,' the upcoming live DVD and Blu-ray from Aerosmith, will include many of the band's classic songs. The recently released track listing, which you can see below, reveals a set of 16 Aerosmith favorites. The DVD will also feature plenty of behind-the-scenes footage from the band's tour of Japan in 2011. The disc comes out on July 22.

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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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