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Michael Gallucci is the senior editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. His previous gigs include editor of chief at Diffuser.fm, 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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56 Years Ago: John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney

The first time John Lennon met Paul McCartney, Lennon was about ready to go onstage with his band the Quarrymen. One of the group members knew McCartney from school, so he introduced him to his bandmates. Lennon was 16; McCartney was 15. It was July 6, 1957, and the most significant meeting in rock history was about to go down.

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40 Years Ago: David Bowie Makes His Last Appearance As Ziggy Stardust

Ziggy played guitar for the final time 40 years ago today. On July 3, 1973, David Bowie retired his most famous -- and career-defining -- alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, after a triumphant sold-out concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon Theatre.

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Lemmy Addresses Health in Note to Fans

It's been a hectic couple of weeks for Lemmy Kilmister and the Motorhead crew. With various health scares -- ranging from the maybe-serious to the even-more-serious -- putting a stop to the band's summer touring schedule, and no real confirmation of what's really going on, fans have been speculating on the condition of the 67-year-old frontman.

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Motorhead Issue Lemmy Health Update

Motorhead have released an update on the condition of frontman Lemmy Kilmister, who suffered a hematoma recently. All appears to be well. "We are happy to announce that despite rumors to the contrary, Lemmy is alive, breathing, talking, f---ing, drinking, eating, reading and will be back to playing shows shortly," reads a statement on the band's official website.

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Elton John, ‘Home Again’ – Song Review

The familiar-sounding piano that opens 'Home Again,' Elton John's first new solo music since 2006's 'The Captain & the Kid' album, instantly recalls the singer's hit material from the '70s, when he was the biggest pop star on the planet. But it's warmer and more worn-in. It's Elton John, all right. But it's Elton John 40 years later, returning to a comfort zone with history behind him.

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Elton John Reveals New Album Cover

The last time Elton John released an album, it was a collaborative work with pianist, singer-songwriter and musical hero Leon Russell. It got great reviews and was hailed as a creative comeback for John, whose records have been hit-and-miss since his peak commercial days.

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