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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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Win a $2,400 Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Model Fender Stratocaster

To celebrate the release of the 30th anniversary edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut, 'Texas Flood,' we're teaming up with Sony Legacy, Fender and GuySpeed to give one lucky reader a Stevie Ray Vaughan signature model Stratocaster valued at $2,399.99. 10 runners-up will also win the Legacy Edition two-CD set of 'Texas Flood.'

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Pete Townshend Speaks of the ‘Hatred’ in the Who’s Early Days

So much of the Who's creative tension was the result of the fact that its members didn't particularly like each other. None of that is really any secret, but in a new interview, guitarist Pete Townshend discussed how they managed to work together despite all the animosity.

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Deep Purple’s New Single Streaming Online

Deep Purple are set to release their new album, ‘NOW What?!’ on April 30. The first tracks, a double A-sided single of 'All the Time in the World' and 'Hell to Pay,' will be available March 29. However, samples of both songs, and two live cuts, are currently streaming online.

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Duff McKagan and Steven Adler Perform Guns N’ Roses Songs Together in Tokyo

A mini-Guns N' Roses reunion of sorts took place this past Thursday (March 7) While touring together in Tokyo, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler both sat in on the other's set to play a couple of their old classics. The videos are embedded below.

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Slash Records Version of ‘Angry Birds Space’ Theme

Few things kill a day's productivity for us more than a new update from one of the Angry Birds games. So as rock fans, we were thrilled to get a bit of a surprise today (March 7) when we saw that the latest version of Angry Birds Space features Slash, whom creators Rovio branded an 'honorary Angry Bird' in the update's notes.

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Slash, Duff McKagan + More React to Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe’s Not Guilty Verdict on Twitter

This morning (March 5), a Czech court cleared Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe of charges related to the 2010 death of a fan at a concert. Following the acquittal, many of those in the rock community, including former Guns N' Roses members Slash and Duff McKagan, took to Twitter to voice their approval and show their support. Their tweets are embedded below.

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Cream to Release Live Triple Vinyl Set for Record Store Day

 

Cream have become the latest classic rock act to announce that they will be celebrating Record Store Day on April 20. The famous supergroup will release a three-LP of 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall' in an extremely limited run of only 1,500 copies.

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