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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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‘Time Has Come Today’ Singer Turns to Internet After Decades Without Royalties

After going decades with what he considers unfair payments for singing on the classic song 'Time Has Come Today,' Chambers Brothers singer Lester Chambers is taking to the internet to fund a new album and raise awareness for other artists who are in similar straits.

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Rolling Stones Joined by Bruce Springsteen, Mick Taylor and Many More for Final 2012 Concert

Seemingly everyone with a valid record contract joined the Rolling Stones onstage last night ( Dec. 15) for the final concert of their 2012 mini-tour, including Bruce Springsteen, former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, the Black Keys, Lady Gaga and several others.

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Led Zeppelin Discuss Vikings, Sex and Hobbits With David Letterman

Well, we lost that bet. Like most people, we assumed that when Led Zeppelin showed up for a 'Late Show with David Letterman' interview last night (Dec. 3), John Paul Jones would sit quietly in the furthest chair as Robert Plant did most of the talking. Instead, the eternally underrated Jones took the lead and basically charmed the pants off the studio audience.

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Tom Petty, ZZ Top Reportedly to Headline Bonnaroo 2013

You know what they're not going to need backstage at Bonnaroo next year? Shaving cream, because the heavily-bearded Tom Petty (and the Heartbreakers) and ZZ Top are among the acts reportedly set to headline the annual musical festival this coming June.

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Ted Nugent Calls Obama Voters ‘Soulless Fools’

Ted Nugent is, unsurprisingly, extremely displeased with the result of last night's Presidential elections, referring to those who re-elected Barack Obama for a second term as "soulless fools" who "just voted for economic and spiritual suicide" in an angry series of Twitter posts this morning.

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Rolling Stones ‘Charlie is My Darling’ Filmmakers Discuss Documentary’s Long Road to Release

Forty-seven years after it was filmed, the Rolling Stones' 1965 tour documentary 'Charlie is My Darling' is finally getting a full scale release courtesy of Abkco Films and filmmakers Mick Gochanour and Robin Klein. You can get an exclusive sneak peek at the film for the next 24 hours at charlieismydarling.com/sneakpeek.

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