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Michael Gallucci is the editor in chief of Diffuser.fm. His previous gigs include associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock, 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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45 Years Ago: Ringo Rejoins the Beatles

On Aug. 22, 1968, Ringo Starr had enough of his bandmates' constant bickering. So he packed up his drumsticks and walked out of the Beatles' chaotic recording sessions for their upcoming double album, 'The Beatles' (better known as 'The White Album'). And he planned to stay away for good.

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Rod Stewart, ‘Rarities’ – Album Review

Rod Stewart has taken his punches over the years. First in the late '70s for his disco hit 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?' and most recently for his series of albums featuring a bunch of old songs your grandma and grandpa used to get busy to back in the day. But before all that, he was one of rock's greatest singers.

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40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Release ‘Goats Head Soup’

The year 1972 was big for the Rolling Stones. They launched one of their biggest tours and somehow managed to cut through a drug- and booze-fueled haze and release the double album 'Exile on Main St.,' one of their greatest and most defining works. But going into 1973, the band was lost, burned out and barely functioning as a unit. The wooziness was reflected on 'Goats Head Soup,' which was released on Aug. 31, 1973.

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45 Years Ago: The Byrds Release ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’

Commercially, the Byrds weren't exactly at the top of their game in 1968. Their fifth album, 'The Notorious Byrd Brothers,' released in January, topped out at No. 47, and its only single, 'Goin' Back,' barely cracked the Top 90. Plus, the band's revolving door spit out cofounder David Crosby midway through the recording sessions.

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Paul McCartney, ‘New’ – Song Review

The last time Paul McCartney released a new song (not counting the two originals that showed up on 2012's standards collection 'Kisses on the Bottom'), he was getting all reflective. Even the title of his last album of all original songs, 'Memory Almost Full,' mused on the passing of time and growing old.

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Rolling Stones Glastonbury Show Headlines TV Concert Specials

The Rolling Stones' June 29 appearance at the Glastonbury Festival this summer will headline a weeklong slate of special concert programs on the Palladia cable network. The Glastonbury special will also include performances by other artists, like Elvis Costello.

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Aerosmith Cancel Shanghai and Taipei Shows

Aerosmith were forced to cancel a pair of scheduled concerts this week in Shanghai and Taipei. The band was to play two music festivals on Wednesday (Aug. 21) and Saturday (Aug. 24) in China and Taiwan, but withdrew after the local concert promoter was unable to meet contractual obligations.

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