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Dave Lifton

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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Category: Music

Marnie Stern — Celeb Crush

Back in the early days of rock and/or roll, it was common for teen magazines to offer contests in which your typical American teenage girl -- let's call her Becky Sue Girlnextdoor - would win a date with the singing heartthrob du jour. Now, one of our biggest current crushes Marnie Stern is putting a modern spin on the idea by offering one lucky guy an opportunity for a night on the town.

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Category: Girls, Pictures
Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Lynyrd Skynyrd Don’t Mind People Yelling ‘Free Bird’

We've all been at concerts where some guy, who's usually had a few too many, shouts out a request for 'Free Bird,' even if it's not a Lynyrd Skynyrd show. While many of us would love to have security go to town on him - if for nothing else a lack of originality - the members of band, unsurprisingly, have a different take. In a new interview, founding guitarist Gary Rossington spoke about what it means to him.

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Category: Music, Weird News
Bruce Springsteen Usher

Bruce Springsteen Photobombs Usher – Pic of the Week

The popularity of social media has caused a spike in the art of photobombing, which is the act of throwing yourself into someone else's picture just as it's being taken. Still not sure what that is? Check your snapshots from your most recent vacation. See that stranger in the background making a face at the camera? He's photobombing you.

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Category: Funny, Music, Pictures
John Lennon
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Album Signed by John Lennon for Killer Up For Sale

We realize this piece of news borders on tasteless, but one of the most macabre pieces of rock memorabilia in history is for sale. NME is reporting that the copy of John Lennon's 1980 album 'Double Fantasy' that he signed for Mark David Chapman hours before the ex-Beatle was killed by Chapman, is being auctioned off. And it is of a sad coincidence that this news arrived on the anniversary of that tragic event.

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Category: Music, Weird News
ZZ Top
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Watch ZZ Top’s Virgin Mobile Freefest Performance Here

According to legend, some people will risk going into labor in order to see ZZ Top in person. But if you want to catch the Texas blues-rock greats without even leaving the comfort of your own home, you can do that tonight (Oct. 6). Their slot at the Virgin Mobile Freefest will be streamed online. We have the video embedded below.

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Category: Music, Videos

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