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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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Band to Pay $1.4 Million to Fan Injured in Stage Dive

This news story falls outside our usual list of artists, but yet another incident has called into question the issue of the safety of stage diving. On Thursday (Feb. 13), the band Fishbone has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in damages to a fan who broke her skull and collarbone at one of their concerts.

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50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ First U.S. Concert – and the Trouble Afterwards

On Feb. 11, 1964, only two days after their first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' the Beatles made their American concert debut in Washington, D. C. Earlier that day, they had arrived from New York by train at Union Station in the middle of a snowstorm.

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Nikki Sixx Discusses Motley Crue’s ‘Final Tour,’ which Starts in Grand Rapids

When Motley Crue announced their 'Final Tour,' they signed a legally binding "Cessation of Touring Agreement" forbidding their members from using their name in future live endeavors.

In a new interview, Nikki Sixx explained that the band decided to take that approach as a matter of pride.

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Kiss Signs Reality TV Deal for Arena Football League Team

With the L.A. Kiss set to begin their inaugural Arena Football League season on March 15, the team's owners, Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, have signed a deal with AMC to film a reality show based on the team. The show will debut in the summer of 2014.

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Jimmy Fallon and The Muppets Sing ‘The Weight’ for His ‘Late Night’ Finale [Video]

Ever since Bette Midler sang 'One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)' to Johnny Carson' in 1992, it's become a tradition for a concluding late-night television show to be sent off with a musical bang.

Last night (Feb. 7), Jimmy Fallon said goodbye to 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' in his own way, singing the Band's 'The Weight' with some help from the Muppets.

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Dukes of September to Release Concert Video

On March 18, the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue, a supergroup consisting of Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs and five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald, will put out a Blu-ray/DVD of a concert recorded in Nov. 2012. A clip of 'Kid Charlemagne' is embedded above.

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The Flaming Lips and Sean Ono Lennon Cover the Beatles on ‘Letterman’

All week long, CBS' 'The Late Show with David Letterman' has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America with other musicians performing their songs. Last night, it was the Flaming Lips' turn, and they brought along a friend with a personal connection to the band, John Lennon's son, Sean Ono Lennon, on 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.'

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